These extensions are Gmail features that may not yet be ready for mass adoption or may entice only the power users. Nevertheless, almost all of the extensions tend to be downright amazing and we at MakeUseOf have covered the best among the lot at regular intervals . Let us have a sneak peek at some of the new Gmail Labs extensions. You can enable any of them by going to the Labs section in your Gmail account (the little green beaker in the top right hand corner of the screen).
Kohive is an all-in-one collaboration tool that provides you with a desktop interface and lots of apps to do whatever you want. You can create different workspaces and invite different groups of people to each workspace so you can share stuff with them in real time. Kohive has a built-in notepad, instant messanger, photo gallery, file storage and even a task management tool. Kohive aggregates your social media content from places like Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and even sends you real-time notifications for important things.
Managing projects can be tricky, time-consuming and confusing. It’s easy to lose one’s way when faced by a myriad of tasks, each with its own deadline. Project management requires a manager to be alert at all times.
If your project needs to have the cooperation of two or more people, here is your free solution. For personal project/task management, I recommend you have a look at GTD and the many applications that support implementing the GTD methodology . Google Apps Standard Edition is free and includes Gmail , Google Calendar , Google Docs and Google Sites – everything you need to collaborate with Google. With the free account you also get up to 50 user accounts and 7 GB of storage.
There are several tools on the net for written online collaboration . For example, MUO recently published an article about TypeWith.me for writing collaboration. But for those working on and seeking feedback on visual media projects, The Commentor might be a useful online collaboration tool. This site is useful for web designers, photographers, advertising agencies, and freelancers in general who work in the visual communication fields. Tools like The Commentor enable users to get beyond writing endless emails to provide feedback; and instead, it provides ways to give feedback on visual documents themselves.