Gmail gets preview pane

[tweetmeme source=”getintheinbox” only_single=false]First things first – yay! This may be the final straw to complete my migration from Thunderbird?

Although I can insert raw HTML into Thunderbird and the Mozilla wysiwyg is gravy, however, for daily use I may sack it off and go browser!

I saw the tweet from Striata’s very own miss awesomeness 2010/11: “Mia Papanicolaou” and clicked straight through – if it were an email  I was converted from the subject line – to the official Gmail blog announcing a new Gmail lab for a preview pane, I then ran back to gmail added it and it’s gravy!

gmail-preview

Currently I personally prefer the vertical split in Gmail over the the horizontal split in that I normally go for in Thunderbird or Outlook.

Now I’ve got Priority Inbox, Multiple Inboxes and now the Preview Pane. I’m not sure how well they will all exist together but time will tell and the novelty is getting me through any work flow changes that could be otherwise inconvenient. Once the novelty value has dropped I’ll be able to make a proper decision. Maybe the preview pane will trump Multiple Inboxes, who knows!

I am, however, slightly concerned over how excited I am about this feature of Gmail…
Even more so when I realise I stopped re-building a template for a D-K cup biki brand to write this blog??!

I don’t think I’m well, I think I need a pint (or 6)!
It’s 14:20 I should just about be able to hang on another couple of hours ;-D