When someone sends a UPS tracking number to my Yahoo email account, there’s this feature called Yahoo! Shortcuts (which heretofore I thought was useless), that automagically makes it a link which takes me directly to the tracking page for that number (as in I don’t have to type anything). It’s awesome! I know, I know, a lot of vendors include a “track my package” link that does the exact same thing, and anyway it’s not that hard to go to ups.com and copy and paste in the tracking number, and I don’t actually need it all that often anyway. But dude, it’s nice — my eyes hit the tracking number, and then my mouse, and voila, info at my fingertips.
Speaking of email though, a couple of nights ago, I had about 5-10 minutes when I just couldn’t log in to my Y! mail account. It was really random, kept telling me my username or password was wrong when I knew both were fine. Yut was able to log in on the same computer, so I knew it wasn’t something to do with my computer (caps lock or whatever), and then however many minutes later, it was all fine again. Scary! I really wish Yahoo would allow me to use an email application (like Thunderbird) to check my mail and save a copy on my computer (via IMAP or at least POP). I know it was only 5-10 minutes, but what if it hadn’t fixed itself? This is one area where Gmail is superior (not that Yahoo! is superior everywhere else, more that both are whatevers to me), only I am pretty sure most people don’t keep a backup of their Gmail either. :D