September 8, 2008

GMDesk : Browserless Google services ...

While browsing through some of the links on Google Chrome, I stumbled upon an interesting Adobe AIR application. The application is called GMDesk and is a must have for avid users of Google Apps namely Gmail, Docs, Maps, Picasa etc.

As mentioned on the GMDesk official website:
GMDesk is an application that lets you run Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Maps as a stand-alone application to do all your mail handling, calendar event reading etc with. No need to open it up in a web browser, or have it clutter your workspace.
The best part is being an App, the CPU is free to do the other important work[which is not the case with browsers] but on the downside since it is just an App[and being an AIR app, it is browserless], you may miss the Spell Check functionality of the browser while composing important emails sad I am quite addicted to this App and am using it to the fullest !!!

To use this App, you need to download the latest version of Adobe AIR from here and you can download GMDesk from here.The creator of GMDesk, Robert Nyman has an interesting article on his Blog as to what made him develop GMDesk.

Though I am nowhere related to Adobe Flex , after checking this App; it seems to have entered my list of Must Learn technology smile

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At Sep 9, 2008, 10:00:00 PM , Anonymous Veresh said...

Application looks ok but fonts are not good , i will stick with my good old browser :)

At Sep 10, 2008, 10:38:00 AM , Blogger Jaydip Mehta said...

Interesting post .. I will try it ...

At Sep 10, 2008, 10:54:00 AM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

Thanks for the comment.If you check out this link, it states the following:

Outstanding issues

The font size in Gmail can be very small. I'm working very hard to solve this, but it is difficult, since the Google code is beyond my reach.

In Gmail, please try the link "Older version" at the top right, alternatively the basic HTML link at bottom middle, which will give you a version where most fonts have a normal size.

So,still some improvements are to be made but still quite a useful application :)

-Himanshu Sheth

At Sep 10, 2008, 10:55:00 AM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

Sure,do check it out and give it a shot.Let me know whether you liked it or not since I really liked the App :)

-Himanshu Sheth


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