Google's webmail version gadget. Accessible to users of Google Desktop only, Gmail deserves some improvements.
The search engine has launched a Gmail Desktop, a version of its email service where users have access from the Windows desktop. This small software (in English) to download weighs only 79 KB. It takes the form of a gadget (widget), the user can use alone or inserted in the "sidebar" Google Desktop.
In all cases, you must have installed this application to use this client Gmail. Google Desktop combines search software on hard disks and Google Sidebar to install gadgets (just like part of Windows Vista). The application is available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux (Desktop Gmail was available only for Windows).
Since its toolbar, the user accesses to its e-mail, research or other writing by clicking on "composed". A window opens, in which just type a message and indicate the e-mail address (by typing or dip into the directory).
Practice, the service presents some deficiencies. Gmail Desktop does not automatically mailbox. It must click on the Inbox from the widget to receive new mail.
Similarly, the software is unable to directly read attachments. A message alerts the user that the email contains an attachment, but to access it needs to connect online to Gmail via webmail classic. Errors of youth, hopefully, will be corrected in the following versions.
Download Gmail Gadget