Gmail archiving - was: straw poll: best messaging user experience
10 Oct 2007 - 4:46pm
5 years ago
You wrote: "I do miss the folders. I like archiving, getting rid of emails
in the inbox. I don't understand why the folder model is supposed to be
What is different between old-style folders and archiving labeled gmails
then clicking on the labels to see them? My inbox is as empty as I want it
to be, my older saved email is organized the way I want it, and I get
smarter "folders" that can "share" emails.
I also use Outlook (for work) and the folders often frustrate me. I would
like to organize many times across 2 or 3 overlapping but non-hierarchical
dimensions (e.g., client, product, idea). Outlook does not support that.
Windows doesn't either. And what I would give for labeling in Windows.
The real-life use of folders is just as broken for me and many other
paper-averse geeks. So it doesn't work as a metaphor for me either.