Once more, Gmail released a bunch of new features. I am particularly excited about the new Gmail Shortcuts. These show up on the right hand side of the page, right above the sponsored links, when Gmail was able to parse a mailing address or a tracking number from the email. I order a lot of items at Amazon and other online stores, and while the shipping confirmations generally contain tracking numbers (at least for UPS and FedEx), they usually don’t link directly to the respective package tracking pages. Gmail remedies this, which should prove to be very convenient. Similarly, Gmail displays Google Maps links for any addresses that it finds in an email, which should come in handy as well.

I should probably order some Christmas presents for myself to test the package tracking feature some more… ;)