Friday, 1 July 2011

After Google plus Get Gmail's New Interface.

Google  provided a sneak preview of a new and unique interface of Gmail after launching one of the biggest project. The changes will roll out gradually in the next few months "to allow plenty of time to understand and incorporate your feedback into the evolving design."

Team at Google realises this and that's why they have launched a new interface update to make Gmail look more beautiful and clutter free. Starting today you can get a preview of all new Gmail by changing your theme. The new interface uses the same color scheme from Google Maps, Google Calendar and Google Search, the same gray header and blue search button. Since Gmail has two search buttons, Google had to use labels to distinguish between the button that lets you search your message and the Google Search button. The interface is cleaner, since it uses a lot of white space to separate the different sections.

Here’s what one of the new themes currently looks like:



And in conversation view:


 Even if you don't enable the new themes, you'll still see some subtle design changes: many links are now buttons (navigation links, "Back to message list"), the "Refresh" button uses a familiar icon, the "More actions" button changed the label to "More" and Gmail's footer is much cleaner. These are just the first UI updates, so we'll see many other changes until "Preview" becomes the default theme.


Gmail is a complex application and it's difficult to simplify the interface and make it more consistent, especially when you consider the numerous Gmail Labs features and themes. "You can expect some updated themes that embody the same design principles but are better suited to working in a dark environment, use a different color palette, or include the illustrations that we know many of you love to see around your inbox

How to enable new interface of Gmail:
  1. Go to Mail Settings.
  2. Click on themes tab.
  3. You will get two new themes namely preview and preview(dense)
  4. You are done. Check your new and unique look of gmail :)


P.S. Like Gmail, Google Calendar is also getting a new look. You’ll see it automatically within the next few days so there’s no need to turn it on, and they’ll also continue to make improvements there in the coming months.


Google Launched Google +

Google+ (Google Plus) is a new product from Google, which aims to simplify your social sharing experience and connect with people who matter to you in real life. But why another social networking site when we have already tons of other sites like Facebook,Twitter etc? Yeah we already have so many social networking sites but Google + is not just social networking site it is simulation of your real world networking in online world and on top of that you don't have to worry about privacy issues with Google as you have already trusted Google with lots of other services.


Why Google +


Google + comes up with some of the features that we always wanted in Facebook but couldn't get. Don't you hate all these Facebook Scam you get on Facebook. Don't you go mad when a random friend adds you to a stupid group ? Don' you want a platform which is more secure and protect your online privacy. Try all new way of networking with Google Plus – same social sharing and connections but no more fiddling with user privacy. In Google Plus, your friends or followers will have to take prior permission from you, if they want you to tag in a photo or video. There is no Wall so the question of spam links and malicious apps being posted on your profile is burned to death.

What's New in Google +

If you tag someone in a post, and share it only with him, none else can see it. Not even mutual friends. It has many interesting features including 
  1. Circles 
  2. Hangouts
  3. Sparks 
  4. Instant Upload
  5. Huddle

1.Circles: How it works

Sometimes we only want to connect with certain people at certain times, but online we hear from everyone in our friend list and that's why we often share less because of stage fright.To solve this problem we have Circles in Google+.A Circle is an identifier for the network you create and it is visible to you only. You can create as many circles as you want, and add friends to one or more circles that you have created. No one except you will be able to see the name and visibility of your Google Plus circles.

For example, Suppose you just got a friend request from a classmate , you  never talked to this person and the only reason you have to add this person because he is your classmate but now with Google + Circle,  you can create circles like  Good friends , Just friends etc and assign this new classmate of yours to a "Just friends" circle. In this way, he will be your friend but won't get any personal updates from you.

2.Hangouts:

Hangouts can be used for starting a conversions anytime, anywhere up to ten people using audio and video chat. With currently available social Networking websites:
  1. You can ping everyone that’s “available,” but you’re bound to interrupt someone’s plans.
  2.  It is also really awkward. When someone doesn't respond, you don't know if they’re just not there, or just not interested.
But not anymore  because with Google + Hangout , you can start a conversions anytime, anywhere up to ten strange people using audio and video chat.A great feature if you are getting bored and want someone to talk.

3.Sparks: 

It is an online sharing engine which delivers a feed of highly contagious content from across the Internet. Here you can add your interests, and Google returns relevant content from across the web – and a few clicks will start a conversation about the link with the circles you choose. +Sparks is like the discussion groups of old. You type in a topic of something you love – cycling, food, wine, shoes – and then you share the information you’ve found. Other people, from around the world who share those same passions, can comment and create conversation around your topic. The +1 button is pretty prevalent in +Sparks; it’s used as the “like” button is on Facebook.

4.Huddle:

Huddle will let you save from Hurdle. With the help of this feature you can text  20 friends at the same moment. A great feature if you are looking for a group meeting online or trying to get six different people to decide on a movie.

Like Google + Project:  Take a Tour Now
Be the first among your friends to have Google + profile : Invite yourself Now
This new project seems to have all the feature needed to take down Social networking Giant Facebook  but time will only tell whether this new product from Google is just another Buzz or Wave, or is  Google serious this time? Is it a Facebook killer?

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