The response was great from last week’s post about new features in All-New Mail, and it’s awesome to see how many of you are excited by the “Auto-Save” and “Download All” additions. As shocking as it might be, however, I managed to forget what might be the single greatest enhancement in the history of Yahoo! Mail.
If you are using the All-New Mail you can now access the blog from a link within the Help dropdown! Of course if you are reading this you already know how to get to this blog, but now users will have another way to access the blog from right within Mail (along with the existing RSS Feed option).
Hopefully this will not only make it easier for some of you existing readers to find your way back to the blog, but should help expose it to even more people who didn’t even know it was here.
And while we’re on the topic of ways to access the blog, I thought I’d include some information for iPhone/iPod Touch users. If you add the YMail blog to the Home Screen you will see that we have provided a button icon to replace the screenshot you would otherwise get. I’m sure that sounds small, but I know that button icons are a big deal to a lot of iPhone enthusiasts. So add the blog to your Home Screen and visit from there as often as you like … with only one touch from your fingertip.
Speaking of iPhone, I’ve got something else you might like … but has nothing to do with Yahoo! It looks like the feature was included in the 1.1.1 release of the software, but you can now bring up the iPod controls, even when the phone is locked, by simply pressing the home button twice. I had already heard that doing this when unlocked brought up favorite phone contacts, but never heard about the iPod controls (a major pain point for me).