Friday, February 4, 2005

two new things

There have been two new things that I have decided to try on the web. I have enjoyed both of them so much that I decided to share both of them with you.

The first one is Gmail. I absolutely love Gmail. I hate to break it to you MSN... But Gmail is much better than Hotmail. (At least that is my opinion.)

Gmail has several features that I really love. The first one is the mail search. Very handy. The next one is the "conversation" feature. When you pull up a message, it pulls up all of the messages that were related to that one. It is hard to explain, but once I got used to it, I don't think that I ever want to go back.

You are also given an 1gig limit. That is huge! The idea is that you don't need to dicard old mail, you just archive it.

My favorite thing is the Gmail notifier. I know that most people don't have to worry about this, but after using hotmail, without a notifier, I have had to continually check to see if I have any new mail. Well, thanks to the people at google, I don't have to worry about that any more.

My new e-mail address is and if you want to send me a "hello" that would be great! I also have several gmail invites that I could give out. I am not sure how this affects me, but if you would like to try gmail, just drop me a note, or comment on this post.

A special thanks to Jeff for the first invite.

I have also started using a service called Bloglines. I have been using it for about a week. It collects all of your blogs into one place. I don't know if I can explain it well enough, but the best feature that Bloglines offers is their blog notifier.

The blog notifier stays connected to bloglines as long as you are online. And everytime one of your blogs that you read publishes a new post, it will notify you.

It also saves you time. You don't have to go to every single blog one at a time. You can just go to Bloglines first thing in the morning, and see all of the blogs that have published since you were last on.

Anyway, I thought that I would share these two items with you. Check them out and tell me what you think.


  1. Matt, I heartily agree that Gmail blows Hotmail away. When I received my invite a few months ago it didn't take me long to dump that old, tired, Hotmail account.

    I really like Gmail's filters and labels. They come in very handy for email subscription lists. Mail is assigned to my defined categories as they come in.

  2. OK, I've been tempted for some time, so Matt, you can send me one of those invites. :)

  3. Bob, I can't find your e-mail on your blog or your webpage, drop me a line at and I will send you an invite.


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