Yesterday I noticed my email gadget was gone and since I already had a ticket open with Google re: the Insightly link in my email interface directing me to a 404 page, I decided to ask the Google tech about this also. Oddly enough the gadget reappeared before Google replied to me, but in the response I got linked to this:
This is the part of that article that I found troubling:
"...The (Insightly) Sidebar will eventually replace the Gmail Gadget, so we recommend you install the extension for Chrome browsers."
I'd ask if this were true, but it's right there in black and white.
If the gadget is going away what are those of us who don't use Chrome as a browser supposed to do? I used Chrome a few years ago and, as a web developer, it was a nightmare that caused any number of errors in coding/testing my websites. I've never looked back since but have become quite comfortable using other browsers. So why force me (and others) into changing browsers to support this? I don't care if you want to implement new things for other users, but why remove my functionality? Is it to force me into using another Google product? Can you give me some kind of timeline on when this will happen?
Thanks in advance.