When I forward a message or reply to a message in Gmail, the Gmail inbox does not show these messages as forwarded or replied to.
There is no indicator at all, so I can't tell if I have already forwarded or replied to a certain message, which is very important for me, especially when I need to handle with many business emails on a daily basis.
What I want to have, is the same indicator / marker for forwarded and replied to messages as the one in Outlook:
The only feature in Gmail which is somewhat close to what I'm trying to achieve, is the conversation counter, which doesn't necessarily indicate I have replied to a message:
I know the conversation view can be disabled, however it wouldn't solve my problem; while it will split conversations to single messages, I will still have to label every message I have forwarded or replied to, and since every message is on its own, I wouldn't be able to set a filter to detect messages I have replied to (which is possible in conversation view).
I have found this Google Groups discussion regarding the lack of this feature in Gmail. However, there is no solution for this problem at the moment, and it doesn't look like a similar feature will be added to Gmail anytime soon.
Any ideas on what can be done to achieve something similar to what I'm looking for?