A couple of weeks ago, I embraced GMail as my primary e-mail client. The impetus was a cool beta that promised to organize the hundreds of e-mails that hit my inbox every day. I’m still waiting for my beta invite but even if never comes, at least it got me into GMail.
What I particularly like about GMail is the ability to manage (send, receive and search) multiple e-mail accounts. Add some colorful labels, Xoopit, Better GMail, and some other bells and whistles, and you’re good to go.
Now, GMail has upped the ante with the launch of video chat. (Webware has a good, early review.) After installing a 2MB plug-in, you can have video chats with other GMail users.
Now, I’m not a big personal video user having avoided the whole video-blogging revolution so far but I can see how video chat would appeal to many people.
In fact, I can even see myself using video chat given I manage 50 fantastic freelancers around the world who write for PlanetEye. It would be a great way to connect with people who I deal with on a regular basis.