Google graced us with a fancy, new Gmail.com final month, and like, nice! It’s good to have new stuff to play with, together with a sleep possibility that ought to have arrived ages in the past, and a wise replies function I’ll check out however most likely by no means persistently use. However there’s one factor concerning the redesign that’s driving me completely loopy, even when it’s only a short-term situation. The brand new Gmail feels extremely sluggish, and it’s not simply me—is it?
This was an issue again in 2011. When a preview of the then-new Gmail.com arrived, Wired printed the next headline: “Revamped Gmail Seems to be Good, However Performs Badly.” Within the story, they basically known as for Google to convey again the basic “Beta” moniker that sat for years beside the Gmail emblem. Finally, the then-new Gmail appeared to grow to be much less sluggish, and all the things was high-quality once more.
Change isn’t simple for people who nonetheless rely upon typing out gmail dot com into their net browsers day-after-day. The brand new design feels busier, louder, and altogether extra crowded. Lots of the additions, like the choice in the principle view to bubble up attachments hidden inside emails, haven’t proved all of the helpful for me but. Nonetheless, for some cause I don’t need to revert again to the outdated Gmail. I’d fairly undergo a slowdown than tether myself to one thing that’s doomed to obsolescence.
I’m not completely alone right here in my frustration. On Sunday, Jacky from Hong Kong tweeted, “Tried new gmail for about two weeks and switched again. Too rattling sluggish.” Days earlier, Nicholas from Texas tweeted about six-second load occasions in Firefox. A couple different Twitter customers had related complaints, and on the Gmail Assist Discussion board, one person reported that “this new load animation is slower than the older one.” However hardly anyone seems to be publicly enraged about this aside from me—and I’m certainly very irritated.
We’ve reached out to Google to search out out if it has obtained related complaints, however till then, what say you? It’s not simply me, is it?