In Google We Trust (27 Dec 2005)
In recent months, Gmail has introduced a message editor that lets users bold and italicize text or change fonts within a message -- much the way you can in a PC-based e-mail program like Microsoft Outlook. There's even an "autosave" feature, so that if your browser crashes you don't lose the message that you were composing. And Gmail can now be integrated with Google Desktop; for example, you can download your e-mails to your Windows-based computer and search and read them when you are not online. All of this is made possible by Gmail's Ajax architecture.