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December 3, 2007

Gmail Adds Label Colors

Google promised to add features at a higher pace in the new version of Gmail. The latest addition is label colors: you can now set a different color for each label so you can identify messages easier. Not all Gmail accounts have the new feature, but it will probably be enabled for everyone soon.

It's also easier to find related messages and to remove a label without using the drop-down.

The feature was previously available as a Greasemonkey script. I wonder if all scripts written by Mihai Parparita will become Gmail features.

{ via Blogoscoped Forum }

Update. The post from Gmail's blog that announces this feature says something interesting: "We actually kinda like folders. In fact, we're doing some work to add some folder-y-ish functionality. Stay tuned." It will probably involve some drag-and-drop.

Update 2. Gmail seems to have fixed the performance issues and doesn't cache messages so aggressively.

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