What Gmail Notes Does NOT Do

Gmail Notes is called a basic annotation system because it is not an internal feature developed by Google, but instead is implemented by external software that infers the current Gmail conversation from the URL displayed in the Firefox address bar. As such, our app does not have access to your actual Gmail contents. For this reason, Gmail Notes is not, and probably will never be, a slick Web 2.0 application. Nevertheless it does provide a basic annotation feature, which some of us think has been missing from Gmail since the beginning. With that said, there are certain constraints that Gmail Notes users must live with: