Gmail Trial = Success

A bit over a month ago, I challenged myself to abandon Mail.app and switch to Gmail for at least a month. Ross did this years ago, so I’m a bit behind the curve, but in any case I’m happy to report that the experiment was a great success.
I haven’t missed Mail.app once during the past month and a half. Gmail with Notifier is as efficient as having a local client. Of course, what was missing was a simple solution for making data available offline. And then Google came out with Desktop for Mac, which has the ability to index your Gmail account alongside your desktop results. I know there’s some debate as to whether that’s even necessary in our increasingly connected world, but I think for the next few years local caching will continue to be a requirement for base applications like e-mail.

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