So, you live by GMail but you don’t have it synchronised with your desktop mail software, and you can’t remember the keyboard shortcuts to execute a range of useful commands?
No, it doesn’t sound like me, either, but if you are, or know someone who is, the Gboard might be what’s needed.
It’s a 19-key preprogrammed USB keyboard which has a number of GMail’s important features available, so you no longer have to worry about what keyboard shortcut does what.
I’ll be honest, I’d much prefer to get a programmable external keypad that could be used with a variety of different applications. Though email is important to me, it’s not so vital that I want separate hardware for it.
I can imagine most geeks who use the web interface (exclusively or from time to time) will already know most of the shortcut keys, while others probably continue to use the mouse for all operations.
I’m sure it will fit someone’s need, and at $19.99 it’s not a huge investment. It adds a bit of colour to your desktop if nothing else, though if your computer is anything like mine, USB ports are at a premium and this may not be a welcome addition.
It’s not Google endorsed, so there’s no Google logo on it. Not the most attractive bit of kit going, but it’ll do.