ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Use Your Gmail Sign in Username to Access Free Stuff

Updated on November 10, 2010

Your Gmail Sign in is Good For More Than Just Email

Gmail is one of the most awesome email services on the internet and a Gmail Sign in can give you a lot more than just pure and simple email.With a Gmail sign in, you can get access to all the top communication technologies that you can even dream of which includes awesome features like Gchat in which you can talk face to face in a video conference with someone anywhere in the world.

When it first came out, it changed the face of Email communication worldwide. Before Gmail was the era of Hotmail. This was the time when Email accounts were limited. They had cramped space and limited functionality. I remember a time when you had to constantly delete old messages from your inbox in order to make space for a new one.

This Inbox is Full (No More)

Do you remember a time when you sent a message to a friend who had not checked their email for weeks and you got a reply which said "This Inbox is Full" - Yup Kids, that is real. Most people can't even believe it but it used to happen.

Then Gmail came out, and I remember a friend of mine getting it and raving about it to me. When I logged onto the website, I was disappointed to find out that you could only get a Gmail Sign in account through invitation. This was because it was still in Beta. The promise of unlimited space was so appealing that I begged my friends to get me an invitation.

Well, I soon got one and never looked back. I was one of the first people to get a Gmail Sign in account.

Some Gmail Account Features

So i have already talked about the awesome Gchat feature that you can access from within your inbox but there are other features as well that you get access to with your Google Sign in Account.

  • Google Finance - Still catching up to Yahoo but has some awesome graphs and charting capabilities.
  • Google Docs - This, in my opinion, will be the new flagship product for Google in the future. Essentially, this replace MS Office for most people. Now you can do all your word processing, spreadsheet and presentation work online without having to pay anything for the software. You can also upload your MS office files and open them in your browser.
  • Images - Google Images are phenomenal and you can search for images that are a part of any website.
  • Google Maps - Google Maps and Google Earth outpaced Mapquest years ago. Now if you want directions, this is where you go pure and simple.

Of course like all businesses, not every one of Google's products have been successful. Some other notable mentions include Orkut and Google Buzz. But all in all, with just one Google Sign in account, you get a lot of stuff and that too, for free!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      oladiran olashina 

      7 years ago

      the gmail is fantastic mode of comminication.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)