Coming to an Inbox Near You: Yahoo! Supercharges Email with New Applications
It seems like only yesterday when we first introduced applications in Yahoo! Mail. Well, starting today, we’re launching a handful of new and VERY cool apps in Yahoo! Mail — all focused on enabling you to do more, share more and save time in Mail.
Applications from PayPal, Zumo Drive, Picnik, OtherInbox and Photobucket cover the gamut on common tasks you handle online, from transferring money to photosharing to sending large files. We’ve reduced the number of times you have to visit multiple destinations on the Web to get things done. For example, the Zumo Drive application provides storage you can access right from inside your mailbox, giving users the ability to send large files as well as share and collaborate on documents and attachments right from their inbox. (But I digress, we’ll go into more detail on this new app and a few others in a second.)
If you already have access to the applications we launched in December, you’ll notice several of the apps the next time you log in, located along the left side of your inbox. If you haven’t already signed up to use the new applications, click here: http://overview.mail.yahoo.com/applications. The new applications are free and available to all US users of the new Yahoo! Mail. For those outside of the US, stay tuned as we will begin rolling out to select markets later this summer.
So without further ado, here is more in-depth look at some of the new apps available on Yahoo! Mail. And for those interested in a demo, check out this video where yours truly walks you through “A Day in the Life of a Yahoo! Mail app.”
Edit Photos by Picnik: This app allows you to crop, touch up, add effects and more to any of the photos that you have in your inbox or online. After you edit them you can email them to friends, save them to your computer, or post to Websites like Flickr and Picasa.
My Photos by Xoopit has continued improving their Mail experience; this app lets you organize and share all the photos in your Inbox from within one view, and they’ve added some features to let you upload new photos and shuffle amongst the treasures buried in your Unlimited Storage mailbox.
PayPal let’s you request and send money to almost anyone around the world right from Yahoo! Mail.
Share It by Zumo Drive allows you to send and share large attachments (up to 100MB) with your friends and family. With Share It, you can share large files like videos, photos, and even entire folders, and the recipients can collaborate and edit the documents with you.