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Finally it is here. Google has brought Contact Picker to Gmail. If you are a hotmail user, you probably might be aware of the contact picker. Yes I am talking about the list that pops out once you click on the To section. Contact picker allows you to pick the from the list of contacts the intended recepients of the composed mail. Previously this feature was missing in Gmail. To add to your surprise, Contact Picker was available to use with Google Calendar and Google Docs. But anyhow the good news is that now it is available. Google explains the distinction of Contact Picker over the AutoPicker. Google believes:
Auto-complete is convenient and fast, and usually does the trick. But sometimes seeing your list of contacts can help you remember all the people you want to include on your email
Here is how to use it:
- When composing a message, click on To, select the contacts and you are on your way to sending the composed email to the intended people.
What are the other cool things that can be done with Contact Picker. A few smart things that you can do with it include:
- Select contacts from one of your groups: just use the drop-down to choose from “Friends”, “Family”, “Coworkers” and other groups.
- Easily remove the contacts you’ve picked by just clicking on them.
- Manually add email addresses by clicking on an empty space from the picker’s “to” box.
- If you’ve already typed some addresses in the “to” box, the contact picker will include them when it launches.
- Add all the results of a search by clicking on “Select all”.
- The feature also works for “cc” and “bcc”.
So what are you waiting for. Go ahead and give it a try.
Previously Google provided an iPhone version and iGoogle gadget for performing task management activities. From now on you will get the task managament feature right inside Google Calendar. Google Calendar now allows you to perform task management.
To use this feature, first of all you are required to sign in to Google Calendar and click on the Tasks link appearing on the left hand side
After clicking on the task link, you will see a Tasks gadget on the right side of the calendar. There are two ways to view your tasks in Google Calendar
- In the right sidebar via the Tasks gadget option
- You can also view the tasks in Google Calendar
Google has added a few features that make task tracking and management easier with Google Calendar. These are:
- Tasks that have due dates will automatically appear on your calendar in the All Day event section.
- To create a task with a due date in Calendar, click on an empty space in Month view or in the All Day section and select the Task option.
- To attach a due date to an existing task, click the right arrow next to the task in question in the Task list. Then, click on the calendar icon to select a date.
- To modify a task’s date, simply drag the task to a new date (as you would with a calendar event).
- To mark a task as complete from within Calendar, click on the checkbox next to the task.
I found that you can’t use “Quick Add” for creating tasks, besides that no synchronization of tasks calendar is possible with other applications, plus you cannot receive email or SMS notification for tasks.