Gmail’s Drag-and-drop Feature – May Labels R.I.P

The internet is awash with the awesomeness surrounding gMail‘s latest update to their labeling tool-kit; the drag-and-drop feature. If one is not already aware, then we can now drag and drop conversations/emails into our labels.

drag-and-drop conversations into labels

And by doing so, we thus lay to rest the real awesomeness of using labels. May it’s soul rest in peace!

Ever since the days that I first started using an e-mail service, I had always struggled to tag an email into a single and appropriate category/folder. It led me to be always confused in which I had placed the specific email in (Did I put it in the folder named Important? Or was it the folder Jobs?). Partly, the reason that gMail made me stick to it, was the way I could tag/label an email into one-or-more categories. It lent so much value-addition to the end user (me).

If one has gMail’s keyboard shortcuts turned on, then one can easily tag an email with multiple labels, or even move to a specific folder (if the idea of using a label still doesn’t appeal).

labels menu
keyboard shortcuts to Gmail labels

What are your views? Do you use labels as labels? Or as folders?

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