gmail and IMAP or how can I sort my emails in gmail?

I am soon leaving my company. One downside is the loss of Outlook.

I’ve tried to move over to googlemail. It’s got some distinct advantages, but also some key disadvantages. My key peeve is the inability to sort by something other than date. Whilst the interface is great for access from all sorts of devices, I will still miss Outlook. A temporary fix is the tool that used to be called Outlook Express. This is now called Windows Live Mail 2012, part of Windows Live Essentials.