Since I spend a lot of time complaining (this is a PG-13 blog or I would’ve used stronger words) about features, I thought a post about a couple of things that I find useful in the technology that I use. In no particular order, here goes.
Gmail has a recent feature, which is simple and elegant. If you have Spam and want to delete all the spam messages, there’s a hyperlink that says, Delete all spam messages or something to that effect. One click and poof–the spam is gone. There’s no need to select all the messages and click the Delete button. I almost look forward to deleting spam now.
The email provider Fastmail has a neat feature for certain actions like deleting an email or moving it to a folder. You can do either action and specify whether you want to move to the previous or next email in your Inbox (or whichever folder you’re in). In most web-based email that I’ve used, clicking the Delete button usually takes you back to the Inbox. And, if you’re moving an email you have no control over where you’ll be taken.
My Nokia cell phone (1100) has a neat feature which allows you to turn on a small flashlight/torch, which gives a decent amount of light. It’s extremely useful when you have power cuts and can’t find the matches or if you want to read something in the dark.
Th…Th…That’s all folks.