Six clicks: Gmail tips you might not know about

Six clicks: Gmail tips you might not know about

Summary: The flagship feature in Google Apps, Gmail remains one of the enterprise's favorite cloud-based email services. Here are six tips and tricks to increase your productivity.

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  • 'Hidden' tasks list

    If you need reminding to do something, you have a notepad at your disposal right from your inbox. Simply head to the "Gmail" pull-down list, and select "Tasks." Up in the bottom-right hand corner, a small pad appears where you can jot own notes and even email them to others.

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  • Easily switch accounts

    In Gmail, you can switch between your accounts easily by clicking on your profile picture icon in the top-right corner of the screen. To set it up, select "Add account." Once you're set up, you can just click that account and jump to and from your various Gmail addresses.

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  • Undo sending email

    If you sent an email before it was finished, or accidentally clicked the send button, or forget to attach that document, you can 'undo' it before it's too late. Gmail gives you a few seconds to cancel sending it. Simply click the "Undo" link on the yellow bar and it will stop sending the message. But be quick, as you only have a few seconds.

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Topics: Google, Cloud

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  • There is nothing about Google and productivity.

    " Gmail remains one of the enterprise's favorite cloud-based email service"

    - Yeah right....only bucket shops use it.
    Owl:Net
    • 1 billion downloads

      6 millions businesses are using Gmail. 1 billion downloads. It is not bad for nothing.
      oldman60
  • Six tips

    I'm not a fan of Gmail, and all the features shown have been available in Outlook for a while but I will say that it is at least good to see Gmail offering the same kind of functionality. Competition drives companies to improve their products so by Gmail offering similar functionality (even if the UI looks outdated) it will push MS to keep looking for ways to make Outlook even better.
    aesonaus
  • Ah yes, filters. The worst part of Gmail.

    Ah yes, filters. The worst part of Gmail. Can't reorder them, can't do much with them. They're actually worse than the filters of email clients from the '90s.
    CobraA1
  • Recently my gmail app in android made me mad

    I have received a mail with a pdf attached, I downloaded the pdf (which I needed at the business meeting), checked it. Then I deleted the mail. When I came to the meeting it appeared that the "downloaded" file was also deleted! Put me into a very awkward situation since I was supposed to respond to some questions having that pdf file before my eyes, and it took me some time to re-obtain it (and what if there had been no cellular connection?).
    polarcat