The Cloud Command Center

The recent addition of gCal and gDocs gadgets to Gmail Labs effectively turns this incredibly popular webmail app into a true Cloud Command Center – complete with email, instant messaging, calendaring, and document viewing.

When combined with other Gmail “experiments” (i.e. right-side chat), users are able to reconfigure Gmail to better take advantage of these new features (and widescreen displays) as illustrated below.

Once a gReader gadget becomes available (just a matter of time), Gmail will become the ultimate destination for online communication, organization, and procrastination.