Monthly Archives: November 2014

Gmail vs Google Inbox – why I keep Gmail

Twitter version: “The missing GoogleInbox Trash button that keeps me using Gmail”
LinkedIn version: “7 reasons why a Trash button is essential to Google Inbox”
Serious version: “Gmail button refrains users migrate to Google Inbox”

Google tries it again. When Gmail was born in 2004 it did not have “Delete” button. You could, via some menu, move a message to trash. Only two years later, in 2006, they added the delete button to the interface.
Now in 2014 Google Inbox, the next e-mail client of Google, starts again with not giving a quick delete option to some message that you are sure not want to keep. The kind of message that is “not really spam but I don’t care to keep it”.

For this unique reason I keep using Gmail. I’ve my habits of not keeping trash around, for much that I might like to collect things. Does Google has a “hoarding disorder” and wants to propagate it to everyone?

Language preference and cookies

Webmasters: Please keep the language choice into a cookieOne can not like cookies, but they can in some situations be very useful. I have as preference in my browser the languages in the following order: English, Portuguese, French.

In Switzerland with several national languages most websites have by default the German language. First time I visit them I change to French or English. Second time I visit the same website I would expect that he remembers that I read the website in other language than German. Unfortunately this is not the case.

Webmasters should think about using cookies to keep the language preference of the user. I see none in Switzerland doing it.

Some sites have different web addresses depending the language they target –, or,, This works well. But the remaining – and – always in German; – defaults to browser language, english site for me;, – defaults to browser language, german site if brower asks english…

Dear webmasters: please use cookies instead of obliging the user to change language each time he visits your website!