Gmail is, of course, one of the best email systems ever put together, but many people don’t realize that Gmail is so much more than just email. Gmail is a gateway to all sorts of Google goodness that you might not be aware of
If you really want to get the most out of your Gmail account, read on. We’re going to show you how to Shift your Google game into high gear and become a real Gmail power user.
When Google released Gmail, it changed the way people use email. It was the first web-based email system to break out of the mold set by the desktop email clients that came before. Beginning as a sort of secret club that you had to be invited to, it took off right from the start.
Not only was Gmail faster, with a much more advanced and easier to use interface, the way Gmail handled and sorted email was a giant leap ahead. Gmail left behind the hard to follow, chronological lists of messages and sorted everything into nice, neat, individual conversations. Many people didn’t realize at the time just how revolutionary this change was.
OAuth is an authentication protocol used by Shift, and most well-known and respected applications that require access to your third party accounts. Essentially, it is the security measure that allows you (as the customer) to approve the interaction between the application you want to use, without actually giving away your password, and your third party accounts - in this case Gmail (Google). With so many new applications on the market, OAuth plays a very important role in providing assurance that your passwords, and the information they protect, are safe and secure.