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Add tags to gmail using del.icio.us e.g.

Using gmail I always missed a decent tagging feature. The labels provided are fine to mark general categories, e.g. @home, @work or @@waiting_for

If you are not working on more then a dozen projects you might use labels as well to sort your mails into projects. But when it comes to more granular tagging, labels definitely are no longer a solution.

However, I found a nice workaround. Use the new gmail interface that provides among other features the possibility to bookmark every individual email, see feature # on http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/5-little-known-gmail-features-you-...

Combine this with e.g. del.icio.us or any other online or offline tool of your liking that allows you to tag bookmarks.

Here you are: you don't have to wait for the folks at google to add real tagging to gmail.

I have put online a screencast showing this possibility to push gmail further using tags:

Waiting for your comments! It might well be that someone else put this together before I did - I'd be glad to get any references.


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Formerly Head of Research&Development in an medium sized IT-enterprise Balthasar Glättli now is fully devoted to politics. He is a member of the parliament of Zurich, Switzerland, for the green party and professionally works as secretary general for Solidarité sans frontières (www.sosf.ch), a small Berne based swiss NGO fighting for the rights of migrants and asylum seekers in Switzerland.




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