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brinke guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Friday, December 26, 2008
15 years ago46,883 views

Just one: restore old gmail address, please.
[I'd get greedy and ask for GDrive, but, yeah, right.]

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Gdrive :P (How many years have we asked for this?
Chrome for Linux (oh ok... and Mac)
More Gears!!!! (Gmail?)

I'm sure I'll come up with more ;)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Gmail out of beta
gmail with gears
chrome more market share than Internet Explorer
Calendar with TODO List
Calendar with Gears

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Chrome for Mac users, but no need to pre-installed browser version!

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Chrome for linux
GMail with gears and translation
GMail SMS for the rest of the world

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Chrome for Mac, but I won't use it probably... Safari is too integrated... I still can't use FireFox on my Mac because of lack of Web Clips and some other things, such as In-Browser PDF viewing natively.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I have only one wish:
Connect all services and apps together. I mean for example, if you Gmail your friend a photo, why not Google suggest you to upload it to PicasaWeb?
(We've seen it this year in some services, but that wasn't enough)

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

- More integration, I agree,
- More space on picasaweb
- GDrive
- Google Presentations: more compatibility with Powerpoint
- Saving pdf attachs from Gmail to Gdocs
- Editing of pdf attachs (cf open office)
- Etc. Etc. Etc.

May Google never melt down like the banks did...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

<< May Google never melt down like the banks did... >>
We all hope this will never happen..! :-)

KMB [PersonRank 7]

15 years ago #

Google accounts and Google Apps domains to get OpenId like Blogger.
FriendConnect to expand and integrate to other products.
Profiles to expand and integrate like Facebook.
Google SMS Channels or Jaiku integrated into Google and Google Apps.
Google Groups for Google Apps.
Picasa Web Album for Google Apps and more space.
Google App Engine with PHP. Forum like phpBB maybe possible then.
Google Sites to be more like Blogger and allow html, script and iframes.
Option to allow anonymous post comment/send files in Google Docs, Google Sites, Picasa, Profiles etc like Blogger comments function.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

* Chrome for Mac.

* More YouTube television shows available for AppleTV (in HD where available) [Need more Hulu competition]

* More digitizing of old newspapers around the world.

* Digitize microfilm and books from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT

* Sitemaps for images. To help get more images into Image Search with keywords Site Owners provide.

* Update Google Music search to include videos and song samples.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

A way to allow graphical AdSense ads but excluding animations.

Arun Kumar [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Video viewer (Viewing videos inside Gmail)

wonder [PersonRank 3]

15 years ago #

let us be able to delete "additional user names" that were created by using a different URL in picasa web albums.

Above 14 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

mak [PersonRank 5]

15 years ago #


deeps [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

SMS for Sri Lanka in Gmail

Andy [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

gmail push

Canna [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Picasa for Mac

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Definitely GDrive :)

Redesign the graphics design on YouTube!

Nick R [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

- Chrome extensions, agreeing with others
- More integration, agreeing with others
- Gmail out of beta, agreeing with others


- a desktop OS (yes, I realize I'm probably the only person on the face of the earth willing to say so.)

xoxo [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

more coverage in Google Earth

Todd [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Syncml for Gmail contacts. Hasn't it been teased for a while now?

dejv [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Ability to send exe files from gmail

paul [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Itunes/iPhone google calendar sync

Cool [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Grand Central cover up Puerto Rico

Paul [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

More movies on YouTube

Chriz [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Folders in starred items in Google reader

Amir Mohammad Rastegari [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1-Allowing Iranians to download Google Softwares and Applications like: G-Desktop,G-earth, G-Chrome and etc.
2-Adding Persian Calendar (jalali) to G-services like G-Calendar, ...
3-Google Sync between all apps and places.
4- .. .

Ryan Freebern [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

One thing I've always wanted to see from them is a tool to locate and integrate datasets with similar axes, and then build reports and graphs based on them.

SMeaLLuM [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1) GDrive

2) Advanced task management integrated with Google Calendar(and with corresponding GMail gadget) and with Gears for reminders and notifications. I currently use Chandler and I find it almost perfect, except that it's very buggy and resource consuming.

Jez [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

I want to see:
1) Google Sites integrating Blogger..
2) OneGoogle – Calendar / Tasks and Gmail more tightly woven
3) a better Google Contacts
4) Grand Central coverage in UK and Europe
5) Some sponsorship of gOS Cloud – see
6) a much better bookmark manager
7) picasaweb to create the URL and I will see all the public pictures with the name "John Smith"

Brian Demers [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

- My resume to be looked at for the internships that I applied for
- Chrome for Linux

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

For those of you with 'mobile' wishes you can tell Google about them here:

M. Donaldson [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I'd love to see functionality of Contacts in Gmail expanded so that:
- other fields (city, notes, etc) can be searched ... I can't express how much this would improve my workflow
- web URLs associated with a contact can be clicked (I put these URls in the Other fields for now)
- general performance improvements ... Contacts really slows down my browsers, especially Safari

and, yes, Gdrive ...

Jimbo [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

- No longer have to type your password in each time you want to access Google analytics!

Ampers Taylor [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Stop siding with repressive governments to censor the Internet

More work with GMail, for better fusion with desktop applications with Linux, Mac and Windows. In particular the addressbook.

Consider moving Google out of America and choose a country where the American and other Western Governments can't put pressure on you – and think of the tax concessions you could negotiate.

A central console which would contain all the Google web applications a user uses, so once he logs on to the console, one button pressed would open whichever application he chooses within a shell so it easy to swop in between.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Jimbo, they supposedly fixed that already in August:

webgroupWest [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

* Gears (offline) support for Gmail and Calendar.

* Integration between GrandCentral and Gmail contacts.

* Improve Android to support more than one Google Apps account.

Santaji Shirke [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Chrome for mac
More mac stuff
More storage for picassaweb
groups(like flickr has) on picassaweb
New interface for blogger

Fabio C. [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1. Gdrive

2. Google Earth for every student on earth and/or a "real" Google School

M D [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

How about purchasing ZOHO and incorporating their great Web Office Tools into Google Apps?

C.D. [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Definitely Gmail push for iPhone.

hniu [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

- More devices.
- Not just phones, also media/mp3 players, etc.
- Make it truly open platform. Not restricted to T-Mobile or similar.

- Better interface
- Ability to merge contact records
- More fields
- Labels instead of groups (like with emails).

- Different favicons for google services
- GTalk desktop client with all the features
- Tasks in calendar
- Gears for gmail and calendar

Joe [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Better contact management

!ncognito [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Chrome for Linux
Some plugins too.

Jonathan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

- purchase Facebook, integrate Facebook ads into AdWords
- Integrate Dart Search into Adwords and Analytics
- Share folders on Google Docs
- Improve google groups to be more like a google Forums (ability to embed in your web site)
- decentralize the ownership of your servers, make me feel like if Google did go down, I wouldn't lose all my work, emails, etc.
- more impact on worldwide social institutions like Education, Health Care, people's work / life balance.
- Android Cupcake update (and continue listening to users, pushing out updates on Android and everything else!)

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

One big google service, no gdrive(it wouldn´t have any value for the majority of the people and practically nobody would understand the cost of such a service and would greatly underestimate it) I would rather see a system where one could make a "google server" were all data would be hosted. That way google would only parse the data and it would take away lots of privacy issues... I guess.

josh [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

picasa on mac please

Vijay [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Street view for INDIA

Daniel Alvarez [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

GDrive (integrated in Google Docs)
Chrome extensions
Tasks in Google Calendar (integrated with GMail)
Birthdays in Google Contacts
GMail SMS in Argentina
More free space in Web Albums
Folders in Web Albums
Expanded Google Profile
More Argentina coverage in Google Maps & Earth
More Integration between services and sync
More fields in Google Calendar appointment (url, etc)
Better Bookmark manager (Delicious?)
Better search options in Google Contacts

VijayForVictory [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I would be happy to see Street View for India in Google Maps

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

An Android phone that's as awesome as the iPhone.

crazybmanp [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

for google to take over microsoft so we can they can make a even better operating system (and so we never have to look at that eyesore of a search engine LiveSearch)

Anbu [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Street view for India
Grand central for India
SMS support in Gmail for India
Community Chat rooms in Orkut
Simple website creation tool- 'google pages' is not that good
   take inspiration from
Movies in youtube

jon bradford [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

gdrive – or buy dropbox

AP [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Search result ranking not biased for sites that use adsense.

I guess transparency in how they rank search results is the only long term way to prove that they are not tampering with the search engine to make more money.

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Better contactmanagement indeed
- Syncing with other services
- Detection of duplicates & merge functionality
- Better interfacing...

JayDub [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Better use of Google Contacts. (better use w/ iphone)
-Contacts for mobile. full editing option.

Better integration of Google Bookmarks

Set up reader's starred items more like bookmarks so they can be organized. or set them up SOME way so they can be organized. same with shared items.

Chrome extensions. I'll stick with firefox until chrome can has extenshiuns.

All my google "stuff" (photos, base, etc) can access my gmail storage. 1gb for picasa should just bleed into the gmail storage, and it should all be 1 big storage per account.

Some security for gmail account, so I can prove I'm me to you, and you can reinstate account if need be.

Gmail push for iPhone.

better explanation (maybe on "profiles" page) of what other people can see of me and my profile, that lists everything I use, and when it was last updated.

Google books to list all the magazines there are full views for (and get more full magazines!)

Wildcard search in gmail!!!

Integrate calendar and gmail. Sometimes I want to see when emails arrived on my calendar. In gmail, within a search, have option "see on calendar" or similar.

Docs within calendar. Spreadsheet within day for grid view of items.

Different favicons for google services

Birthdays in Google Contacts

Folders in Web Albums!!!

I will probably think of more. And some are copied from previous... just reiterating them.

Brother [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Better syncing tools. I would love an app to come out for mac that replaces the mobile Me functionality seamlessly.
So is perfectly in sync with GMail, along with iCal and iPhoto being in sync with picasa web albums.
Also implement GDrive and have it mount properly to the system.

(I'm pretty sure that apple wouldn't be too keen on that!).

- street view in the UK
- tasks access from more places (gCal, iGoogle, iphone, android).
- integration of blogger into google sites
- gmail keyboard shortcuts for the igoogle gmail gadget.

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]Jonathan

I like the idea about the Google Groups.

J. Jones [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I just want my adsense and analytics integration to work! Can I get a retroactive 2008 list?

K [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

The only things not already mentioned that I can think of is:
Fixing all the obtrusive JavaScript problems on YouTube.
Allowing renaming of labels in Google Reader.
Help Pidgin add support for Google Voice Talk... please?

Brian [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

-- Bring back tabs to iGoogle
-- Refresh Google Notebook: it's really a key app for doing classwork and research

_ernie [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I wish that Reader could consume authenticated feeds. I could use sharing some tags from my gmail feature...

Joe Siegler [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

It's petty, but themes for Google Apps Email! What the...

Mitch Waldrop [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

- sync with FaceBook, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc, so that contact info is always up to date.
- search for/merge duplicates, a la Plaxo

- integrate Google bookmarks
- integrate autofill, autolink, and all the rest of Google toolbar

- multiple pages (eg, "About this blog")
- a decent, grown-up profile page with space for, eg, your publications, not just your favorite movies and such
- a built-in 'read-more' functionality

- improve interface: eg--
   = allow better reorganizing via drag and drop
   =do tabbed organization, a la OneNote
   =allow for at least one more level of organization, a la OneNote
- allow the browser Note This tool to include PDFs and other online documents
- provide a Note This tool for Outlook, etc, so you can include emails in the notes.

- a true 'track changes' function (ie, where you can choose to accept THIS change, but not THAT change; the current revisions function requires you to either accept everything or reject everything.)
- buy ZOHO, integrate its functionality into Google docs, Google Sites, etc., and add its business tools.

Mike [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

#1 HTML signatures in Gmail

#2 Offline Gmail and Calendar

#3 Less bugs in Gears. Frequently have problems with offline Docs

#4 Automatic uploads of PDF files into Google Docs or perhaps a slideshow way of looking at attachments. I have hundreds of PDF files attached to Efax emails and every now and then I have to search through dozens if not hundreds of Efax attachments before I find what I'm looking for. A simple slideshow would allow me to quickly scan through them.

#4 I haven't used the Gmail video chat yet but I assume it doesn't store the video. I would like it if it stored the video. Perhaps an integration between Youtube and Gmail is in order.

#5 Add-ons for Chrome.

#6 When viewing pages in Application Mode in Chrome I would like a way for me to breakout of the app mode into normal mode. Often I need to continue using the application (like Google Docs) but need to reference other webpages at the same time. Opening a new window is inconvenient.

#7 Change the Picasa desktop app. It's not intuitive at all.

Mike [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

#8 To-do list that's better than the one in Gmail. I use Remember The Milk and love it. I wish Google would just buy them and start integrating their task management system into all the Google apps.

Fenster [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Google buying wordpress!

Fenster [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Oh and Google buying mochiads .. ;-)

Libran Lover [PersonRank 4]

15 years ago #

1. Need a full-fledged contacts management application – define an address book standard which all communications systems can use (email systems, phone system, etc.), provide better interface maintain our address books, allow address books of different people to communicate with each other (if I change my phone number or address, all/select of my friends' addressbooks should be automatically updated), downloadable address books.

2. Bridge Grand Central & GTalk/Gmail – should be able to receive Grand Central calls on GTalk/Gmail, should be able to use GTalk/Gmail to make (FREE) phone calls via Grand Central.

RobertoVanto [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Chrome for GNU/Linux.

SaeedSiam [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1. More Linux support for google services (yes, chrome is a must).

2. Improve Notebook.

3. And don't be evil, PLZ ;)

zwetan [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

0. more AS3/Flash/AIR projects
   ex: gtalk gadget that work in igoogle
   can work cross-platform on the desktop with AIR 1.5

1. Chrome for OS X

2. GDrive

ok 3 wishes are usually the norm ;)

Luka$ [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Picasa more storage. 5GB>

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

AP, Google certainly doesn't bias its search results toward sites that show AdSense. As that original blog post notes, correlation does not imply causality. There could be all sorts of other reasons, from Live search actively disliking AdSense (though I doubt this) to publishers using AdSense being more aware of Google, more tech-savvy, or more aware of free tools such as Google Webmaster Tools that might help site owners. You're also doing a small set of one-word queries, which could skew things in all kinds of ways, rather than (say) random real-world queries.

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Lots more contacts suggestions than I would have thought; thanks for all the good suggestions.

Mike, for HTML signatures in Gmail, you might want to try if you use Firefox.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

This year, Google has *finally* learnt that they can't do stupid and/or useless products & features, because of they aren't unbreakable.
I hope in 2009 Google will listen its users.

Raffaele Castagno [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

1) Chrome for Linux!
2) Two way synchronization with Google Docs.
3) Alternatively, GDrive service accessible from all Google services and applications
4) Google Groups API
5) more integration between services (yes, EVEN more!)

Gokrem Tekir [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

GProject – Gantt Chart – Network – Resource Management like MS Project and Project Server...

JayDub [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

thought of 2 more.

Make a gmail keyboard shortcut that when the "Windows" key + L combination is pushed (which locks the windows system) gmail chat status will be either (generically) set to "away" or (specifically) set to some user defined status message that WIN+L invokes.

gmail delete only attachment (keep message)

J. McNair [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Agreeing with others on:
1. More integration across Google services.
2. Tighter integration across Google Services while preserving opt-out and data export.
3. Make Contacts suck less.
4. GDrive.
5. Google to not go bankrupt or turn extremely evil anytime ever.
6. More Android devices and features.
7. Buy Remember the Milk and put it in GMail.
8. Put GrandCentral in GMail and Contacts. Nao, plz. Even if you charge (modestly) for it.

Also submitting
1. Filtering on Contact Groups.
2. Combine Contacts with Google Reader and a future version of Open Social for a persistent social graph. If Facebook doesn't want to play they can go suck eggs.
3. Even more file formats for Docs (iWork and Wordperfect).
4. Make an easy unified file manager across Code, Youtube, Docs and Picasa. This will cover 75% of GDrive's benefits for most users. Often, one's most important files are pictures, movies, and documents (including emails, forms, and chat transcripts).
5. A Shetland pony. I shall name it "Sprinkles".
6. More love for the Symbian devices that don't suck (there are many of them)

C. Bessembinders [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

- Picasa for Mac
- Templates for Google Apps Mail
- iGoogle style for Google Apps Startpage
- GDrive
- Chrome for Mac

RP [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Better integration of all apps (Gmail, Doc, Notebook, Calendar, Reader, Photos, Groups). I'd like to be able to reach everything without having to open multiple tabs or windows. Possibly tabs within gmail.

Notebook/bookmarks sprucing up. Integration with gmail (side gadget or new tab). I use this app for everything!

Being able to change the navigation at the top of gmail to suit most used apps.

All of this could be filed under the tighter integration want!

JR [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Web Picasa Statistics

SG [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Common XMPP API and sync framework for Android that's not built on proprietary GTalk

Fabrizio Z. [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

1. Integrate Google bookmarks into Chrome
2. Gmail push for iPhone
3. Chrome for Mac
4. Picasa for Mac
5. Add-ons for Chrome
6. More Street view for Italy

zidan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago # continue to send 15% or more organic to my websites every month.

Pix3l [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I would really like to see picasa for Mac :)

enm007 [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1. A more portable, web-based Chrome you can sign into from any computer w/ your individual bookmarks, settings, etc.;

2. iPhone/iTunes sync with Google Calendar, plus a Google Finance App.

3. Yes, spruce up Google Notebook! Specifically, add photo & voice memo capability, particularly through an updated G-Notebook mobile app (desperately needed).

4. And, while you're at it, further develop and apply voice-to-text function b/w the mobile app and all Google programs, particularly Gmail, Calendar, and Notebook, a la Jott and Spinvox (but w/out the price!). This, more than anything, would set Google apart in the mobile app world.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Chrome for Mac.
YouTube HD streaming to all devices Including Front Row and TV,

Oh, and Lively for Mac :P

Sandi Mays [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1. Please make Google Groups more reliable – there are a lot of bugs
2. Please Expand the memory/quota for files in Google Groups
3. Have someone who works at Google actually answer questions in the help forums

Alfonso Martinez [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1) Gdrive
2) Real Google's iPhone integration = contacts, calendar and push Gmail, like on Android!! Shhh!
3) MacFUSE Extension to interact with the "Gcloud" like the video showing use the drive for gDocs, Picasa, and others.
4) Picasa for Mac.

fox88 [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

1 – some development on google talk
2 – google contacts

yeah, that would do it :)

Ben Cowgill [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Google Docs for your computer, not just online. something like Picasa, and with syncing options to the internet and stuff.

Xyzsor Blacksmith [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I wish google will still remain to keep advertising simple.. not like yahoos super large advertisements.. grr.. and i wish that google would have offline applications that integrate with each other...

András Kardos [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Labelling contacts in Gmail.

przemelek [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

0) Open new Soft Eng positions in Google Poland in Krakow ;-)
1) API for Google Sites
2) export feautre in GDocs API
3) GDrive
4) Less adverts with Google Chrome
5) More features in Google Chrome

Tom [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Shared contact groups in Gmail (Domain version).... PLEASE!!

Imagine my company.... 20 people working with a group of about 300 clients (the "ideal" shared contact group).

The way it is now, if one of my 20 people learns of a change at one of the clients, they have to (manually) email the other 19 team members, who each have to (manually) update their copy of that contact!?

That's the most unproductive idea from Google yet, especially while they keep boasting that Google Apps increase group efficiency!!

setiawan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Adsense for content support for Indonesian publisher..

surendar kumar anne [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

These are thing i want to see in google

2)More integration of google products and world wide access for them,from every country
3)Chrom should add plugins/addons
4)Export and import support for all the google servies.
5)Gtalk and gmail chat should have all the features in common.

benzrad [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

integrate adsense&friend connect with sites, including apps sites, appspot, like google did (partially?) with blogger&knol.
smooth migration upon page creator, if really want to ditch it.
gmail support html signature.
buy bookmark management tool, diigo (at, to enhence google's bookmark service.
constantly improve google sites, ie. including group&video, etc. many googlers suggested.
knol is my best loved and cherished, even i don't write a lot on it, for i m not so authoritative upon many things. i hopelessly hope it grows into the most common&colorful&inclusive people's wiki/pedia.
hope chrome sooner can manage my feeds. i want read my subscriptions without login into my google reader under China surveillance, at least as less as possible.

Umakanthan [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

* Google Chrome with Greasemonkey support
* Enhanced Google Contacts
* Google talk with Gmail talk features.
* Enhanced Google Bookmarks
* Smooth Migration of Google pages to Google Sites.
* Offline access of Google products.

and some cool new products!

Joerg [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1) More storage for Picasa.
2) Subalbums for Picasa.

Steve [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1. GDrive (maybe incorporated with other Google services like Gmail, Docs, etc.)
2. Street View the world! (Or at least, the USA!)

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Plz Hire me. :)

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I sure hope i didn't miss anything.

1. Don't be evil!
Never forget this. Don't compromise this no matter how bad the economic and financial crisis gets. In the long run, this is why the world will love you!

2. More Storage!
MUCH more storage especially for paid accounts. What happened to striving for infinite storage?

3. A non-sucking Orkut overhaul

4. GrandCentral Update--
Integration with GMail coontacts and Gtalk voice (& video?) chat wold be absolutely killer.

5. Serious OpenID Support
Provide and accept OpenID for all Google accounts (obviously non-Gmail Google accounts can't do certain use GMail).

6. Ability to merge contacts
I have way too many contacts for this to be possible to do manually, it's insane.

7. Make Google Shared Stuff really useful
Similar to Digg/Reddit but done Google-style (better interface, tags instead of sections, region specific view, a fairer system, etc). See:

8. Accept open formats
OpenOffice presentations for Google Docs, theora videos for Google Video and YouTube etc, etc.

9. YouTube (gradual?) Overhaul
YouTube doesn't look very nice and Googley, and it doesn't have any balance between features and a clean/intuitive interface. Also, decide how to separate or merge YouTube and Google Video. Will GVid search and YT host, or will you just merge them?

10. Non-Flash Video Playback
Allow Google Video/YouTube to play formats other than flash (like the original video file).

11. Take on PayPal
Google Checkout is great but needs some of the key features from PayPal in order to really be able to compete. Then Google Base could add EBay and Craigslist like functionality (and expand Google Classifieds from Russia).

12. Speak lojban!
Lojban has a lot of potential for Google in the translation department, and a lot of potential for the world in a bunch of departments (universal language, etc). See:

13. Google Answers
Expand this out of Russia already!

14. Bridge with AIM
AIM was supposed to be bridged with GTalk, not just accessible through GMail chat! AOL was experimenting with Jabber/XMPP so pressure them to go forth with that.

15. GDrive
Or at least "accidentlly" leak more info about it's status/progress ;)

16. More use of technology aquired from NevenVision
Improving image search (and removing the need for the ridiculous image labeler "game"), improving Picasa Web Albums-- automatically extracting text and shapes from images.

17. Mobile Social Networks
Merge Dodgeball, Zingku, Jaiku, and all that mobile social networking stuff [with the non-sucky Orkut?].

18. Feedburener update
Feedburner really needs to be Google-ized and integreated with other services (blogger).

19. Page Creator --> Google Sites
Hurry up and make the migration and then start making big improvements to Google Sites!

20. Release MeasureMap
'Nuff Said.

21. Refuse censorship
See: #1. Don't be evil

22. Cross-platform everything
Make everything cross-platform (reduce the release time gap between different platforms, ideally to zero)

23. Free as much source code as possible
Continue and expand on your commitment to free software!

Vishal Singh [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Android phones in India.

des [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Chrome for Mac
Picasa for Mac
An operating system based on Cloud

A K Yenni [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1. Extensions for Chrome (Ad Blocker is a must for me. Will Google add it anyway?)
2. GDrive. I love to browse my files online
3. SMS Chat for India from GMail
4. Forward Multiple mails as attachments (did i confuse?)
5. A feature to send one mail to many people but one at a time
6. Interface (Graphics and Color) Improvement for YouTube to match Google Sense
7. Mails as Text messages to Mobiles
8. Feed reader in Chrome
9. Gears for all Google Applications Esp. GMail
10. Merging Contacts in Gmail

I guess I'll come up with more

Jigar Shah [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

1. Better integration of Other services. Like PicasaWeb with Docs and orkut.

2. Some gadgets for more open social stuff. (YMail is now open social) can we get some picasaweb integration there ?

Mike B [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

1. Picasa for Mac
2. Offline Gmail (what's the hold-up???)
3. Inline images in Gmail composed messages

romeral [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Something like Zoho Creator.

duzhongdong [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

chrome for Linux and with mouse-gestures

google pinyin improvement

Hamid Ali Sofi [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

I want a lot of things from Google which no other can give!

- Google sites should become fully customizeable like Joomla and other CMS and should support Google Adsense also.

- Blogger should add a feature of "Read Full Post".

- Google's Operating System

- G Drive.

Ram [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Google books, complete view (even if that means some fee)

Petr Frish [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Blogger should be fixed so that it us usable, or withdrawn.

The way it is now, peopl make investment into learning it, starting a blog, before they realize it us unusable.

Blogger is the first Google application, which I consider a failure,
tarnishing the Google good name.

You provide "help" via a Google group.
   OK. service is free – you cannot answer individual questions. I understand.

BUT. Group is not moderated. There is more spam than postings in it.
   Questions go unansvered fro weks.

It looks like one employee give it one hour once a week

   POSTING is painfully SLOW (at this location .cz)

when I mail in a text in unicode, it does horrible comversion to html
so that it is unreadable in the blogger.

Example : I send in

"Je po příměří," uzavřel.

<a href=htpp:/ > site </a>

It converts that into :

   &quot;Je po př&#237;měř&#237;,&quot; uzavřel.<p>&lt;a href=htpp:/ &gt; site &lt;/a&gt;<p><br>a je to<br>&lt;/body&gt;<br>&lt;/html&gt;

HOW DO I mail in or ftp a finished HTML (preferably with images) in place?

poupou [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

enhanced usability of google calender, better integration of google calender with other google apps, eg gmail, maps

Motti [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tom:

> Shared contact groups in Gmail (Domain version).... PLEASE!!

This has been done but you need to be signed up for Premier edition

[Fixed link – Tony]

Samuel Wong [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

google calendar with iPhone / iPod touch and other programmes
i dun wanna to update events to every single programmes

Sakib [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

I am looking for Google Operating System which is brings more Juice and better then Mac. I feeling unhappy and bored with Windows.

thegeniusfiles [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Fix Blogger. It's embarrassing how buggy it has become. Tighter integration of existing products. Turn Bookmarks into an online version of Chrome. Fix Doc&Spreads sharing/collaboration: half the time it just doesn't work and no way of knowing until someone says hey, when are you going to send me that doc?

kylan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

gmail gears

aki86 [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

- google calendar sync with iPhone on macs!
- better contacts management in Gmail.

Samuel [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Google Toolbar integrated into Chrome (or at least the bookmarks feature)

GDrive... pretty plz

Google Operating system... ok we know it wont happen but it's a nice dream.

More gadgets for Friend Connect

Nick [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Better and more often updates for Chrome. I can't wait for those addons. (i.e. email checker, greasemonkey, etc)

Arun [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Google Chrome...I expected something better from Google....Please put more efforts into making this a better product

Jason [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Google stock goes up, maybe take a close to look at their salary cap

Dale Jacobs [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

-Birthday date field for contacts

-Picasa for mac (maybe next month, crosses fingers)

-Opening up GrandCentral for full release or beta testing!

-Iphone apps for picasa, gmail, reader and so on (yes their web apps are good, but would love offline use)

cohnhead [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Gmail offline access!

Sheldon Huelin [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

More feature for Google Docs.

Hamid Ali Sofi [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS Google OS

Peter Konnecke [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1) Buy Flickr
2) Buy Flickr
3) Buy Flickr

That said ....

4) GDrive
5) Google OS
6) Synchronisation between Flickr (formerly known as Picasa if 1,2, and 3 comes off) and Panoramio
7) Buy Remember the Milk
8) Integrate Google Calendar (and Remember the Milk)

pohvak [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

apps for iphone (gmail, reader, calendar, picasa) can be acceded via safari but, an app would be great

neil bant [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

adsense for Ajax custom search and targ8 to take off in 2009.

Cranky [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I just want to be able to access Google Mail again so I can get back to work... grrr...

Arron [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Google CRM and Accounting for App, more Picasa free storage.

GuillaumeB [PersonRank 9]

15 years ago #

- Xoopit acquisition and built in Gmail
- GetDropbox acquisition and GDrive out of it

AtomicZ... [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

pay the artist who created [ where google took the logo idea] in the 90's from group ... everything comes from somewhere ... bit it ain't from deze google guys ... peace

Ben Joven [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Please remove adwords from's intrusive and a conflict of interest for business related emails.

Nancy [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Ability to search Google Contacts by ALL fields, not just name, email address, and domain.

James [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Please Google, BUY FLICKR!

anchuai [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Chrome with extensions
G Drive
More Blogger new features
More picasaweb space

Latest Tech News @ [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Google please make availability of all books as ebooks.

dualsub2006 [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #


Rsc [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

- Chrome: with mouse gestures + popular firefox addons
- Google Romance
- Buy Facebook
- Buy Digg
- Better looking Android phone
- Google Navigation for Toyota, Lexus

Sekar [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

With the increasing dependency we have on Google for storing all sorts of our information, it would be really really great if we have a simple mechanism to backup and restore the contents we've placed on Google's various services (like the mails & chats in Gmail, the scraps in Orkut, the documents in Google Docs, the photos in Picasaweb, etc.). This will really solve the really-scary problem of "what if your Google account is hacked and made unusable to you?". Right now the answer for this is just, "you are screwed, mate!". I definitely want to the see a simple & effective backup-restore mechanism, as soon as possible, as this is my number one wish.

Sekar [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Let me add some more and put it as a list:

1. BACKUP-RESTORE for all the content we've placed on Google's various services.

2. A lightweight Google-made email desktop client that integrates tightly with Gmail & other Google services (kind of a single streamlined desktop extension to Google's online services)

3. Better contact management in Gmail.

4. Tight integration between services, and a single interface to access all of Google's services.

5. Chrome extension support.

6. Integrate Google Video & Youtube somehow meaningfully.

7. Streamline orkut.

George R [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

PC World: "What 2009 May Bring for All Things Google"

Anon R [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Saw this on ValleyWag and have no idea what it is.
Then I read it and still have no idea what it is:

WHAT IS this?!?!?!?!?:

And, btw, and despite the recent backlash, Google still rocks, but they may have become too big to be as agile and adaptable as a light startup. I hope they can keep up the pace.

Good luck in 2009, Google!


rajkumar [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Good luck in 2009, Google!


JacobsLadder [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Less Google.

David S. [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I would like the Google Calendar to work more like Outlook. Simple event management with alerts and such. I would envision being able to see availability of restaurants (i.e. like I can see the availability of conference rooms at work). This could extend to car rentals, hotels and even flights...basically the possibilities should be endless!

Also, I would like the ability to search undergrad, graduate and post-doc degrees. Maybe this service is already available. If so please point me in the right direction :-). I realize this is a niche demand but it sure would be valuable to current students and potential students around the world (think about it...increased access to those with an internet connection-no longer would rare/elite universities and uncommon degrees be difficult to reach). I would imagine that an intuitive linked search would be funding once the user found the right degree and college (e.g. loans, grants, scholarships, etc.)

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Senior Randazz [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I'd like folders in gmail..

gcu [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

GrandCentral is awesome, but for it to really serve as one's sole contact number, it must accept SMS and pass them on to the user. New Gmail Chat SMS functionality makes this seem plausibly imminent...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]David S.

<<Also, I would like the ability to search undergrad, graduate and post-doc degrees. Maybe this service is already available. If so please point me in the right direction>>

I realise this probably won't help you out, but the Irish Government has what you envision implemented, albeit only for Irish degrees at . I would Imagine, based on this, that most other countries have a similar system, though one centralized place to search would be cool :)

Rachel James [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I wish you could save My Maps to be accessible offline. So I can just save to a laptop or my smart phone and pull it back up on the go without net access. And numbered icons so I don't have to add a custom icon URL for each one... yesh. This would be so simple, and make me so happy!!

Al Danks [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Contact management to include being able to selectively share contacts and contact groups that include non-company contacts in Education version of Google Apps.

Sekar [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

One more thing I would like to see is to have Gmail expose chat logs through IMAP; it would make my life a lot simpler.

Kareem Sabri [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Nice and simple, I mostly just want the existing products to be fixed.

Better help/explanations for what the various numbers mean on Analytics

Analytics Adobe Air app to actually work (won't even download for many people)

Google Apps to allow you to upload ANY filetype. In fact, Google Apps should expand into a collaboration tool like Basecamp, isn't that the whole point of the web? If I can't share fully I may as well use iWork.

ReadAir to also actually work (never marks what you've read as read)

Chrome for OS X

Don't even worry about new products, clean up the existing ones. Google Apps, one of the rare paid services, is virtually unused for me with the exception of getting Google to host my business' email. It also seems either pretty buggy or just a bad user experience. I would like to see Google products in general become more elegant in their UI and appearance.

Brian Mulligan [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

1. Offline Gmail.
2. Project management system integrated into Calendar (Don't buy Remember the Milk – it needs to be a little more heavyweight – not much – team members – more sophisticated reminder settings – no need to login to update – ie. access codes hidden in links in emails)

Martin Barrett [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1. Produce a decent sync app between Google Calendar and the iPhone's internal calendar. (The existing mobile interface is simply too difficult to use.)

2. Produce an even better method for supporting Google Calendar on Android, so as to lure people away from the iPhone and its clumsy touchscreen.

Jimmy Clay [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

1. Mind Maps. There are some pretty good ones out there already, but I don't trust them to stay in business and they do not integrate well with iGoogle. I would like to be able to work with using an iGoogle gadget. This will make it easier to use them while at work.

2. In iGoogle I would like an option to put the tabs back on the top, not on the side.

3. A Gmail reader. At work all my online emails are blocked, so I can't see them at work. Meaning if I try to log into the Gmail website, I'll get a big message saying I can't go there. It would be great if there was a Gmail reader that won't let me compose messages or send messages, but perhaps just read the messages. It could be an iGoogle gadget.

4. A Gmail viewer. The one thing a really, really miss when using the Gmail website is being able to click on a message and then the message in a view screen. Maybe that's just me, but I do miss it.

5. Thank you. You guys at Google do a great job. Sure there's stuff I'd like to have, but I still give Google five stars. Thanks.

Jimmy Clay [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

6. The ability to backup and restore data. I have a ton of information on Google Notebook. I'd feel better if I could backup everything to my hard drive. Or if there was an easier way to export it. Or best of all if I could sync it to OneNote.

Elias Kai [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Call me for the 4th time. :)

wonder [PersonRank 3]

15 years ago #

Controlled invisibility in gchat. Most people do not want to appear invisible to everyone on their contact list but to one person or a selected group of people.

nedeem [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

1. Google Apps Web Hosting
2. Email client for Windows and Linux supporting synchronization with mobile phones
3. Google Talk supporting multiple gmail and google apps accounts
4. Google Talk for mobile phones
5. Range of Google Apps smart client spplications for Windows and Linux that could work in offline mode
6. Google ERP with CRM and accounting
7. Google OS
8. Porting Android to work on major mobile phone architectures
9. Google Desktop should take less resources and have more settings
10. Google Maps needs more detailed maps of Bosnia and Croatia

I wish I could one day work for Google. Good luck in 2009.!

Vacilando [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

* Gears allowing off-line Gmail and Calendar
* Huge Google storage that you can map as a local drive on any desktop
* Allow PHP in Google Apps

GiWY [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

I'd wish from Google for 2009...
... that they'd close down their service and their company too... xD

[signature removed & name edited ~ hebbet]

Tin Kramberger [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Push for Gmail. [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I would like google to pull together igoogle and all the other fragments of their idea of OpenSocial and tutorialize it to show how they think we are supposed to use it instead of facebook, which people are sort of getting dragged into because the alternatives are too amorphous and time-consuming to decipher.

Speculoze [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Google should buy ZOHO.... a merge between google apps and zoho would definitively be a killer.

There's tons of features there that i'd like to see in google apps. What I'd like to see the most from them is a database & report tool, and a project management application.

regger [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I would like to be able to create a filter for a specific email address, have it be labeled but have have an option for it to not show up in the inbox. One of the useful functions of filters is pushing the management of the emails on to the filter. By making it mandatory to actually archive the email it sort of defeats the purpose of the filter in a way, or at the very least robs it of it true potential power. In my Premium Yahoo account, I have almost 50 filters that I use to have certain emails sent to multiple folders so I don't have to spend time dealing with in my inbox. It saves so much effort in having to otherwise manage the emails. I think it could be added as an optional rule when you're creating the filter.

Disposable addresses email addresses would be nice as well, so you can hack off the email when you start receiving spam from it. Yahoo lets you choose the prefix of the email, then you add the specific name after it when you create it. Something like: spamcatcher-dell[put at-character here] or spamcatcher-proflowers[put at-character here] etc etc. It works out quite well.

Just a few things I've been thinking about since making the switch from Yahoo.

T [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

1. something we hadn't thought of... just do the unimaginable
2. more google apps in Linux (chrome, gtalk, gpinyin for chinese users struggling with a crude input method)
3. sms service for all over the world

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]regger

<<Disposable addresses email addresses would be nice as well, so you can hack off the email when you start receiving spam from it.>>

Gmail has this! Add anything after you address separated with a plus or minus. For example, my address is xuanjames[put at-character here], and if i signed up to I give them the address xuanjames+ebay[put at-character here] so if I get span from that address I know ebay has been selling my info :D

<<I would like to be able to create a filter for a specific email address, have it be labeled but have have an option for it to not show up in the inbox>>

This can also be done. In settings, look under Filters, here you can select "skip inbox" and it will do what you require :D

Hope I helped

Marcin Jekot [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

A Wiki style Notepad, which is gears enabled.

If you've ever worked with tomboy on linux (a sticky notes kind of application, but it allows you to link between notes Wiki style), this is essentially what I'm asking for – except a version which works with gears, so you can use it online and offline.

Also, it would be great to have a Google ToDo list which integrates seamlessly with Calendar and Gmail.

Dave [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Tighter security for google accounts (not just an alphanumeric password, but something else perhaps??)

G Drive – not Google docs upload (which changes the format of word docs etc) but an actual drive for storing stuff

Sat Navs with google maps

Ivaylo Ivanov [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

1. Official Google wish list – everyone can post Ideas, requests... and a big team in their Lab answer to every single one of them. why, when, how much...
2. Android for TV – all the power of Android platform put in a very cheap hardware in every new TV. For 50 $ you can turn your big LCD TV into a low end PC, which with all the Google's online services will meet 90 % of your daily activities.

Prasad Sistla [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

with lots of new features and Android phone in India,

Brian Mulligan [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Out-skype, skype. PC based video conferencing.

Google Talk is moving that way but needs to be more powerful. They have bought Maratech quite a while back. I'm wondering what they are planning to do with it.

Mohmd Fthy [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I hope Google will lunch official Arabic blog

Panduranga, Bangalore [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Wish google email services comes with email client like Thunderbird / Outlook.

deepikaur [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Something to compete with SongBird.

Since pretty much all of Google's products somehow integrate with the Search, I'd like to see how they integrate a "gPlayer" (Google Media Player?) into search. [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I wish higher PR :)

william W. [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Uhm i wish for 2009 that google uhm makes a
1. G Drive is a great thing could be a webdrive on your computer ^^
2. Google for NDS **
3. Google theme parks
4. Google domain service / like
5. a Google Operating System


James Wetzel [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

A fully integrated central Google interface that doesn't have you click to links for other Google Apps but rather having it all in one central place, like igoogle is for little applets but instead for all the services Google has to offer. This way you have a central control and you can send an email, post an appointment and check the weather from all one page.

James Wetzel [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Also a system that hosts open classes, supported by Google, so that teachers wanting to teach a certain subject can do so easily teaching to people who subscribe to the class making it so that every student is actually engaged into whatever they are learning because they chose to do so. Over time the student would receive a type of Google Credits that would add up in their profile displaying what classes they have taken and etc. This would quench people's thirst for knowledge on a global basis since it would be hosted over the internet and also make it easily accessible to everyone.

Steve W [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Two applications and I would be done with Microsoft:

1 – A database application similar to MS/Access

2 – A project Management Tool similar to MS/Project

RuleMaker [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

[Moved from "Google Wish List" – Tony]

GTalk client for linux (with voice chat ability)
Chrome for linux

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