Top 12 Gmail Features That Leave Lotus Notes Dusted In This Era Of Social Media

Point 1: Voicemail integrated into the email platform

If you have installed Google Talk onto your system, then you’re not limited to just typing out what you want to say to your contacts and clients.


Given a headset, you can now say it and save a whole lot of time in the process.

Toll free! With no phone line!

Or, if they are not online, you can leave them a voicemail.

Voice and voicemail integrated into email – Brilliant!

Message archiving and information retrieval just got a whole lot more interesting and your communication style just gained a richer dimension with ubiquitous voicemail to email.

I know that Lotus Notes has a chat feature that competes with other email systems, but there are some expressions that simply must be communicated using your voice; typing your message and using emoticons just won’t cut the mustard.

If you want to see more on how to install the Google Talk Application, see my previous post on how to do this here.

And if you want to sharpen your voicemail skills, see my post on voicemail coaching here.

Next up… Video Integration!