Google Day 1

The Google Experiment: Day One

So today was the first day of my Google Experiment where I live completely in the cloud and not use any local applications. And so far so good – which I did not expect this morning.

I returned from my annual leave, so I spent most of my day in meetings and catching up on emails in Google mail. I’ve been working with Google mail for a few months now, so no news there. What amazes me though, is that the mobile Gmail UI is so much better than the Chrome browser version. If anyone has a suggestion for a plug-in to improve the browser user experience, please leave a comment.

When I migrated to Google mail, I decided to go “cold turkey”, meaning that I dumped all my Outlook mail in a local archive that I can check whenever I need it. After 4 months, I don’t think I have had to consult my archive more than a dozen times – makes you wonder why we hold on to all of that…

Anyway, no donation to the Google One fund today. Tomorrow I will need to go through several Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets that I received during my absence, so let’s see if I can stick to the “Cloud Only” challenge!