Yahoo Mail with new applications
Yahoo will introduce a number of new applications as part of its Open Strategy program that integrates third-party services into its homepage, Yahoo Mail, TV widgets or Zimbra. For Yahoo Mail the company will introduce four new applications from PayPal, Zumo Drive, Picnik, OtherInbox and Photobucket cover the gamut on common tasks you handle online, from transferring money to photosharing to sending large files.
"We've reduced the number of times you have to visit multiple destinations on the Web to get things done. For example, the Zumo Drive application provides storage you can access right from inside your mailbox, giving users the ability to send large files as well as share and collaborate on documents and attachments right from their inbox. (But I digress, we'll go into more detail on this new app and a few others in a second.)," Mark Risher, Product Manger at Yahoo Mail, said in his blog.
Edit Photos by Picnik: This app allows you to crop, touch up, add effects and more to any of the photos that you have in your inbox or online. After you edit them you can email them to friends, save them to your computer, or post to Websites like Flickr and Picasa.
My Photos by Xoopit: This app lets you organize and share all the photos in your Inbox from within one view, and they’ve added some features to let you upload new photos and shuffle amongst the treasures buried in your Unlimited Storage mailbox.
PayPal: Let's you request and send money to almost anyone around the world right from Yahoo! Mail.
Share It by Zumo Drive: Allows you to send and share large attachments (up to 100MB) with your friends and family. With Share It, you can share large files like videos, photos, and even entire folders, and the recipients can collaborate and edit the documents with you.
If you already have access to the applications Yahoo launched in December, you will notice several of the apps the next time you log in, located along the left side of your inbox. If you have not already signed up to use the new applications, you can do by visiting http://overview.mail.yahoo.com/applications. The new applications are free and available to all US users of the new Yahoo! Mail. For those outside of the US, stay tuned as Yahoo! will begin rolling out to select markets later this summer.
The new apps should prove useful and it's nice not to have to let your inbox do all these simple things. Also welcomed is Yahoo's choice to use third-party applications and not go for some proprietary alternatives.