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Gmail Interface Revamp Being Tested - Less Clutter, More Features

By Ambarish Ganesh in 'Computer Science | IT | Networking', May 11, 2014.

  1. Ambarish Ganesh

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    Google's reportedly refurbishing the user interface of Gmail-for-desktop, and Geek has shared a few screenshots of the new screen-look under testing. The interface displayed on these screenshots accommodate more white space, has no new tab feature, holds seriously less clutter, and a new hamburger menu at the left hides the many labels and categories to go easy on the visual, and a button on the lower right includes actions that a user may perform - like composing a new mail, or like setting a reminder.


    The Hangouts menu is pinned at the top right with a contacts drop-down, while a huge rectangular search-box rules the header. There are no more stars, but 'pins' instead, and user can 'Snooze' a particular email for later reminder.


    These leaked screenshots are similar to Google's earlier Gmail-for-mobile interface overhaul. Google has never really tweaked a major interface revamp since the current template was launched in 2011, and while this new interface may see light soon, the company has not put down a definite date as yet. One may expect an exhibition at the Google I/O event coming June though.
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Discussion in 'Computer Science | IT | Networking' started by Ambarish Ganesh, May 11, 2014.

    1. Kaustubh Katdare


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      Looks like they are getting inspired by Outlook. When it comes to the web GUI, I think Outlook rules the game. I just hope they allow businesses to use Outlook for their own custom domains. Not sure if they've already doing that.
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    2. Rajni Jain

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      Outlook rules the game when it comes to the commercial use (Business us) of it. Gmail rules the world when we deal with the personal emails.

      Recent Yahoo / rediff are just copy of the Outlook, Gmail is still not that close, though they are on the same path as well. I wish Gmail increases the implementation of AJAX, that will make it more user friendly.
    3. Ankita Katdare


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      Is it just me or does everyone feel that everyone is copying each other? o_O
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    4. Satya Swaroop Dash

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      Its good that everyone is copying one another as we get the best of one thing in another. This time we get the best of GMail catered to us in a cleaner, uncluttered Outlook design.
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