I have made a switch from Yahoo to Gmail for my primary mail address in the last few months and its been a pleasant experience.
Have been using the keyboard shortcuts of Gmail now and I must say I am addicted to it. Highly recommended for anyone who loves to use the terminal or like editors like emacs and vi. I feel the shortcuts have more of a vi feel to it.
I would recommend Gmail if:
- Volume of mail you have to respond to is huge. On Gmail alone I have had 226 mails in my sent folder in the last two months. Most of them were related to CodeCampMumbai
- You want to receive the registration confirmation mails quickly. I have noticed that its faster on Gmail than on Yahoo.
- Discover Archiving. Yeah, archiving is beautiful.
- You are looking for a GTD app.(link)
- Oops, I just figured out that I can go on and on…
Which reminds me I have to update my Contact page.