Friday, 5 August 2011

Gmail Unveils Preview Pane: Browse Emails While You Reply to Them

Gmail is taking a few cues from its tablet apps with Preview Pane, Google’s newest Gmail Labs feature.
Preview Pane, which is now available in Gmail Labs, allows users to simultaneously preview parts of an email while reading or replying to others. Users of Gmail for iPad or Android will instantly recognize the interface — its design is directly inspired by the email service’s mobile web apps.
Activating Preview Pane opens up a three-window panel for Gmail, with the Preview Pane in between the navigation and email panes. Activating the horizontal split places the preview pane at the top and emails below the preview pane. Users can change pane settings with a button that appears on the top right corner of Gmail.Google‘s Official Gmail Blog suggests that users with higher-resolution screens will get the most out of the feature.
The concept of a Preview Pane sounds intriguing, but my initial tests lead me to conclude it’s a clunky and incomplete product. It breaks up my Gmail Labels in a way that keeps them from lining up with Gmail’s navigation pane, leading to a ugly and cluttered look. The standard two-pane system is cleaner, although you probably can get through more emails with Preview Pane activated.
Will you be switching to Preview Pane? Test it out and let us know what you think of it in the comments.

5 Free Tools for Recording Google+ Hangouts

I search whole internet for special software that record Google+ hangout but nothing found. But we can use one more alternative method for record Google+ hangout using screen recorder. We well known that that screen captures and recorder can record all things on pc screen or you can choose specific window area for record in some software’s.  Here I am going to publish some good screen recorder’s that you can use for record Google+ hangout.
1. Screen2exe
I like this software most because it is easy to use and create exe files of recorded videos and we can use these exe files on any computer without worry about any codec pack. You can choose any window area for record like you can select only Google+ hangout record area only for record. After complete recording you can add annotation, text images, fade in/out and cut video frames effects on video and make it more attractive. So I think it is good option for record your Google plus hangout.
2. CamStudio
CamStudio is another freeware Windows tool for record Google+ hangout. CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files. You can also use its built-in SWF producer for convert recorded AVI files in SWF formats. You can use this software create video tutorials and other types screen recording. According to me if you are looking for record Google+ hangout in AVI format then you must use this software. If AVI code is not installed on your computer then you can download and install manually codec from website.
3. BB FlashBack
One more freeware tool we can use for record Google+ hangout and it is BB FlashBack. It can record screen, microphone, PC sounds and webcam video. After record you can export recorded video in SWF, AVI and FLV format in freeware version. In paid version you can select some more format for export video files like mpeg4, wmv and QuickTime formats. The BB FlashBack Express free screen recorder has one-click upload to YouTube,, Viddler and Revver.
4. Screencast-O-Matic
Screencast-O-Matic is the online screen recorder for one-click recording from your browser on Windows, Mac, or Linux without any software installation on system. Screen-O-Matic is available as free and paid version in freeware you can get only basic features but paid you will get more. Java plugin must be install for use this online recording tool. We can use also this tool for record Google Plus hangout.
5. HyperCam
HyperCam is also most popular screen capture software. Using this software you can save you Google Plus hangout in AVI format. HyperCam captures the action from your Windows  screen and saves it to AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) movie file. Sound from your system microphone is also recorded. HyperCam supports text annotations, sound, and screen notes (great for creating automated software demos and software training!). You can also select Frame rate and compression quality prior to recording your movie.