One of the benefits of Cloud Computing, is that user-requested features can be developed and released quickly and efficiently. Over the past few weeks, Google has done just that with the Gmail component of Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education.
Full Screen Compose
For those of us who like a bit more room when organizing our thoughts, the Gmail compose box/window can now be made full screen by clicking the “maximize” or “pop-out” button. From within a compose box/window, you can also make full screen compose your default setting via the drop down arrow at the bottom right of the box/window.
Quick Action RSVP
One of the aspects of Google Apps that we love, is the integration between Gmail and Calendar. The Quick Action RSVP shows up to the right of the email subject line for calendar invites. Click on the button and you get an event card with RSVP options.
More than allowing you to RSVP to meeting requests from within the invitation (without going to your calendar screen), now you can RSVP from the inbox without opening the invitation.
One More Reason
And, of course, these types of integration snippets are some of the reasons we strongly encourage use of the web interface to Google Apps, rather than Outlook or Thunderbird.