Dec 05
2007

GMail gets colored labels...Cool.

Just logged into my GMail account to find the Goog gang launched a new UI feature, colored labels. I geek out about small but great UI features like this.

I use my GMail account mostly for discussion lists and groups, which I auto-tag with labels. Great for keeping track of e-mail you don’t want clogging your regular account – and also a great targeted search resource when you’re looking for answers to technical problems you care about.

Of course, by default with this setup my inbox is usually a sea of things that I don’t immediately care about.

…Enter colored labels. As you can see, I’ve colored a couple of things I really care about which jump out now when I’m scanning my inbox. Killer.

Written by Seth Banks

Seth spends most of his days leading the design team at Green Bits and improving Cashboard. Occasionally he finds time to write about music, design, startups, and technology.

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