Back in the day, whilst Hex Digital’s Google-obsessed Managing Director was still working from Google themselves, he was lumbered with the unenviable task of attempting to persuade me to migrate from the old school, client-based heathen of an email system, Outlook, to the lightening fast, cloud-based future of email, Gmail. See what they did with the ‘G’ there.
Having grown up on a diet of Microsoft, Microsoft & more Microsoft, the idea of cloud computing was not always a winner in my eyes. Which is strange, considering my 10 year long love affair with the Compact Disc was brushed aside in an instant when the mp3 came on the scene. The CD’s younger, sexier, more elusive offspring that wouldn’t let you hold its hand in public. And I even uninstalled Internet Explorer with gay abandon as soon as Chrome was unveiled in all its bug-riddled glory. Yet I clung on to my desktop client for dear life. No one would put my emails in the cloud!
Looking back, god knows why. I’ve recently spoken with a number of relatively tech-savvy people that are still, in 2012, in that frame of mind. And in a way I can see why, familiar shortcuts, familiar layout, Bill Gates, blah blah blah.
Enter App Support. In two minds as to whether to make the jump? App Support will take you gently in its arms and walk you down the cozy path to enlightenment, laughing knowingly at you as you delight in every one of Gmail’s intuitive features. From basic setup to advanced shortcuts and functionality, you’ll be flying through your emails at the speed of light before you know it.
Need some tips on what to do with your external hard drive now Google are kindly hosting your data for you? How about a retro style book end, or a fancy coaster for all the extra cups of tea you’ll be able to drink now you’ll receive 30% less spam?
Check out App Support for all the latest tips, tricks and help guides on Gmail…
by Matt, Technical Director
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