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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Google Maps within Mail!

If there was one feature that was heavily advertised by Apple that is new to Leopard, it is that Mail recognizes addresses and lets you add them as contacts to Address Book. One thing that this also does that was much less advertised is that you can also load the address in Google Maps. It is simple, but very useful, you just have to click on the arrow in the lower right corner of the recognized address and choose "Show Map...". It will load Google Maps at the right location in Safari!

5 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

THIS IS A GREAT TIP. I doubt I would've noticed that!

March 3, 2008 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger A said...

Now if they'd just mod Safari so that it would recognize addresses.

March 4, 2008 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger JuanCOL said...

Is it possible for mail to manage your hotmail account?

March 4, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

Safari my not have Data Detectors yet, but you can highlight and control-click and select Search on Google. It will bring up your results, one with Google Maps!!

March 4, 2008 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

Hey juancal,

The free hotmail doesn't offer POP3 or IMAP, it used to but they decided to make it a feature you need to pay for. You might be able to setup a gmail account and have your mail forwarded to that.

Another handy google tip; highlighting any text in almost any app and pressing command-shift- L will search that text in google.

March 4, 2008 at 7:31 PM  

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