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Gmail gets email sorting feature upgrade

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Google has added a new feature to Gmail that makes managing email easier.

The new feature, being rolled out today (I’ve got it already) adds a “move to” menu item, allowing users to both add a label to emails, and archive them at the same time.

While Gmail still doesn’t have folders, or drag and drop, the new option moves the service one step closer; you can now move emails into labels like they were folders in one easy step, where as before the process involved labeling and then separately archiving.

The menu itself has had a refresh, with items easier to read, access, and complimented with shiny new buttons.

A welcome step forward, although in Google recognizing the confusion its labeling system can cause, I still can’t help but think that introducing folders and drag and drop would be a whole lot easier, and logical step forward. One day maybe :-)

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  1. Rob

    I agree with Kyle. Folders are the old way of doing things – labelling is easy, clean and scalable. Sure, it takes a slight change of mind-set to grasp the true use of labels rather than folders but it's a change worth making.