The most powerful email app is Gmail But most of us aren’t using it to its full potential. Here are 7 tips that’ll save you hundreds of hours of your life.
These hacks will help you to grow
Hack #1: Undo that email you just sent. Ever had that sinking feeling right after you press send? Undo it before disaster strikes: • Setting icon (top right) • Settings>General • Toggle on ‘undo send’ • Choose 30 secs Next time you send an email the ‘undo’ button will appear.
Hack #2: Send your email later. Want to make it look like you’re at your desk at 0800? Now you can do exactly that: • Click the down arrow next to ‘Send’ • Choose ‘Schedule Send’ • Pick the date + time you want Sit back + relax.
Hack #3: Prep your replies. Sick of typing out the same replies again + again? You don’t have to. • Enable first in Settings>Advanced>Enable templates • Draft your email • Click the 3 dots • Save as template Next time, use that template to save yourself time.
Hack #4: Search for messages. Need to find an old message? The search function makes this easy. Type into the search box: • from:x or to:x for the person • after:x or before:x for the date • size:x for large emails • has: attachment Combine the terms to fine-tune your search.
Hack #5: Ignore those annoying conversations. In an email thread where everyone keeps using ‘reply all’? Mute it to stop it from distracting you:
• Open the email • Click the 3 dots at the top • Click mute Future replies will be archived (but you can still find them if needed).
Hack #6: Use shortcuts. Instead of moving around your desktop, save yourself time by using keyboard shortcuts. Add a cc, format text, insert links + more.
• Settings • All settings>General • Keyboard shortcuts – on Learn your favorite shortcuts.
Hack #7: Snooze an email. Have an email that you don’t need to deal with now? Set a reminder for later: • Click on the clock icon on the right • Choose how long you want to snooze the email It’ll appear back in your inbox on that date.
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