The official Gmail mobile app is highly regarded by Android and iOS users alike. However, one aspect where the Android variant of the app disappoints compared to its iOS counterpart is the lack of an option to empty the Trash folder. As you keep deleting mails from your various Gmail folders, they’re temporarily stored under the Trash label, but there is no easy means to permanently delete such mails from within the app itself. As a result, Android users mostly have to rely on their desktop or mobile browser to accomplish this task, if they don't want to delete mails from trash one by one. On the other hand, iOS users have the luxury of availing this service right from the official Gmail app. If you’re an Android user looking for a quick solution in this regard, you can avail the services of Empty Gmail Trash
. This small yet useful Android app can help you get rid of all your Gmail Trash contents with just a tap.
Wondershare Software, a renowned name among computer and smartphone users, is one of those application developers that needs no long introduction. Having developed several fine multimedia apps for Android and iOS, including the previously-reviewed Wondershare Player
, the team has decided to try its hand at a social contact book in the form of FriendIn
. Available for Android as well as iOS-powered devices, FriendIn aims to consolidate your all your phone, social and mail contacts under one hood, allowing you to easily view and interact with them from within a single app. It lets you sneak peek into your contacts’ social profiles, status updates and business info from some of the leading social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and lists all the emails that shared with your Gmail and Yahoo! contacts. In addition, the app supports a built-in texting and mail filtering tool, extended contact info/profile viewer, and a native Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn explorer. Using the app’s Magic Shake
feature, you can instantly switch to the list of your most frequent contacts by just shaking your device. That’s not all; FriendIn is also capable of reminding you of upcoming friends’ birthdays, and lets you filter contact lists in multiple ways.
Google released Gmail Offline a while back, a Chrome app that allowed you to view your Gmail account offline. The app was meant for Chrome alone, and all other browsers were pretty much left out. What’s more, the app wasn’t a backup solution. BackUp Gmail
is a Mac app available for $1.99 in the Mac App Store that allows you to back up all email messages in your Gmail account to anywhere on your hard drive. The app is nothing more than a downloader for all your inbox messages. You can set up a regular time interval for when the app will back up messages, or enter a given time when the app will perform a backup daily. The messages are readable in Apple’s default mail client, and not encrypted in any way. It works for both Gmail and Google Apps accounts.
Are you tired of checking your inbox repeatedly, waiting for important emails? WebMail Notifier
is a Firefox add-on that checks your webmail accounts, and sends you alerts for unread emails. When there are unread messages, the envelope icon on the Firefox status bar turns from grey to yellow, and displays notifications for unread messages. Right-click the envelope to open a pop-up sidebar or a pop-up window in order to view more details.
Another major player shifts its gaze to Android. Microsoft has just released its Hotmail
client to the Android Market with several handy features such as push mail, option to sync calendar/contacts and send/receive attachments with mails. The app supports syncing mails from multiple Hotmail accounts and lets you forward your mails to folders/sub-folders. In addition, users can avail extensive search options (for contacts) and customize the app to their liking by modifying the general settings and/or the settings for a particular mail account. There’s also an option to secure the app using a pincode.
is an anti-spam application which protects your emails from spam and phishing. It can either be integrated as a toolbar in email clients, such as, MS Outlook, Thunderbird or tied to a specific mail account (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo mail, Lycos mail account, etc). It works independent of your e-mail client to block spam even when your e-mail program is closed or when you are not logged into your webmail account using your favorite browser. It supports all major email clients; Outlook 2002/2003/2007/2010, Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Thunderbird 3.0 or higher, as well as other IMAP and POP supported email accounts.
It happens quite so often that we forget to attach files when sending out email. We send it without even noticing that the files that were supposed to be attached have been left behind. In order to always confirm whether the files are to be attached with the email or not, grab CodeTwo Outlook Attachment Reminder
add-on for Outlook 2010. It’s a small plugin which brings the Gmail attachment reminder like functionality to Outlook.
is a free add-on for both Internet Explorer/Firefox browsers and Outlook Express/2003/2007 desktop clients. It solves a very unique problem. Suppose you get an email from PayPal asking for some information, how would you know if it is legit?
Once Iconix is installed, it will scan all your emails when you visit your account and add Truemark icons before the sender’s name that it finds to be legit. It scans by sending some details of every email to the Iconix server and then determines whether the email is original or fake. It scans all emails in real-time and the process is relatively fast. The scanning takes place in the background and does not disturb your activity.
You wake up every day and find your inbox cluttered, how would you know at which time most emails are arriving? Ofcourse, a time is written next to each email. But wouldn’t it be great if we could generate a report that can give us a more clear picture, telling us at which exact time most emails arrive?
If you use Outlook, then there is an add-in for it called Outlook Performance Reports Generator. It does exactly what the name says, you can generate a report by Message amount, Message bandwidth, Sender, and Recipient. To create a new report, first select a folder(you can select multiple folders), choose a report type, select the time(hour, day, or week), and finally click Generate Report. Read More
If you are using Gmail and receive a lot of spam emails, you can filter them out easily. One way to mark emails as spam is to click Mark As Spam Button, but what if there are hundreds of spam emails and you want to delete them all instead of marking them as spam only. You can use the Gmail build-in filter tool to delete and block all such spam emails within seconds. Read More
Do you want to send some top-secret stuff to your friend? When you send an email using Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc the emails are never secure even if you use SSL, someone can read your emails if he knows how to capture incoming or outgoing mails. This is where LockBin
comes in, it is an online service that lets you send highly secure encrypted emails without downloading anything.
Do you want to move all your emails and contacts from MS Outlook, Outlook Express, or Mozilla Thunderbird to your Gmail account? You can move all your emails quickly to Google Apps Gmail account, but moving them to vanilla
Gmail Account is tricky.
This tutorial is about moving emails and contacts from desktop email clients to your vanilla
Note: To clear the confusion, Google Apps Gmail Account is an email address that ends with a custom domain name(e.g email@example.com) and vanilla Gmail Account is an email address that ends with Gmail domain(e.g firstname.lastname@example.org)