OK, first of all, they enhanced the Gmail Atom feed a bit—you have per-label feeds now. Just add the label name at the end of the feed URL. For example, I let Blogger email me whenever I have a new comment here, and Gmail filters it under the label ‘Comments’. So if I just want to see if I have any new comments, I can use this feed —
I’d say about time. I had this though for a while now, but I don’t remember whether I actually put in the feature request. So no gloating. Oh, and I’d like to add that the Gmail feed works best as a Firefox LiveBookmark.
Then there’s My Search History, which I love. It’s very useful to see which links I’ve already clicked in previous searches. OK, there is no way to export previous search data—I put up a request for this.
I’ve always though that any web application that stores your data must provide a way to export it. Which is one reason why I love those guys at 37Signals, both Backpack & Basecamp allow you to export data in XML—even if you’re a free user. And this is why I hate companies like Haloscan.
OK, back to the subject here, Search History only works if you’re using google.com—take a note to set your default to that page only and not google.co.in.
These pages give me a reminder of the MyYahoo page. Ughhh.
Speaking of Yahoo, it seems that they’re not sitting quiet (of course). And Yahoo’s been increasingly getting praise lately from the bloggers as well, the tables are turned now that Yahoo is the underdog, you see.
Sidenote: some of this is old news, but I’ve been collecting odd bits like this and trying to make a post. And I don’t have much time right now to think of the post’s structure…