Gmail being the best email client on the earth beating even many desktop clients provides some additional features in “Gmail Labs” which can be enabled or disabled by user. In the recent past some Gmail Labs have been added into Gmail as default .We’ll discuss some of the Gmail Labs features which should be always enabled to get the best Gmail experience.
If you have sent a mail to the wrong person or you have sent without sending the attachment or you have sent a mail with wrong attachment. Don’t panic!! Here is one of the best “life-saving” labs feature which lets u undo the sent mail. You can undo the sent mail only at a maximum of 30 seconds after you have sent the mail.
This labs feature enables your Gmail to display a text view of the inbox while it is in the loading state. You can quickly have a look at the mails you have received. This makes easy to get an overview of the mails before you really jump into your Gmail inbox.
Green Robot is another amazing labs feature from Gmail which lets you know which of your friends are online through an Android phone. Instead of showing a white dot it shows a small green robot symbol to the friends who come online through the Gtalk in Android. This lab can easily distinguish friends from who are online through a mobile device than that of through desktops.
Quick links is a labs feature which provides a box on the left side of the page which includes a link to your Gmail page. Using this Quick links you can bookmark any label, folder or search or a single mail which you want to refer back to that easily. Go to the page you want to bookmark in your Gmail and click on “Add Quick link” in the Quick links box, just give your title and click OK.
Pictures in Chat
This lab sounds pretty simple. Unlike the normal chat window, this Gmail lab enables to display profile pictures of the friend in the chat window.
Sender Time Zone
This displays the current time of the sender. It will be useful when u want to respond it to the mail and don’t know the time of the place from where he mail has originated. So this time zone easily lets you know about the sender’s time and you decide whether to call him or draft the mail or to send the mail.
To enable the above Gmail Labs, go to Gmail settings and cick on Labs tab or simply use this link
When you find that you’re having trouble loading your inbox because of the Gmail labs, you can just desable all the labs and load Gmail with this link temporarily.