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The only email client you'll ever need. It's nice that there are no rich media ads like on Yahoo and other mail clients, you can customize everything from functionality (with Labs) to the colors and background (with Themes), and having everything in the cloud and connected to your Google account gives you seamless access to all of Google's cloud products.
Propably the best free webmail out there. Clean, crisp interface and functionality that you can customize to your needs. Robust search function, priority, labeling, support for many file-formats and integrates nicely to other Google products. Highly recommended also as an professional email account using the "Apps for business"-plan.
Helpful organization of e-mail threads into "conversations", keeps track of past chat logs for easy access. That last feature is excellent for general blackmailing and "I told you so" moments.
Cons: Ads are eerily well-targeted, but I guess that's what makes Google, Google. What's with the Beta tag?
Conversations work like a charm, and I'm finding the idea of labels much better than plain old folders. Also has some cool features like suggesting recipients and undoing sending.
Cons: The user interaction is a bit awkward in places (e.g. around contacts) and the visual design is still quite plain and web-y.
Occasional outages can be frustrating.
The best email client available. Being able to check your email anywhere in the same high quality, rich interface is invaluable and Google's novel approach to handling email is extraordinary.
Cons: Sometimes not always working correctly (it is in Beta). Occasionally has stability issues.