Emails… we deal with them every day. Chances are you spend a lot of time reviewing your email and you’re probably using a free email service. Nowadays, Gmail is considered to be the most widely used – having gained an edge over competitors Outlook.com (previously known as Hotmail) and Yahoo Mail in the last couple of years.
Gmail has a great, simple interface, but not all users know that it has quite a few capabilities lurking beneath its minimalist façade. You can make your Gmail experience easier and more efficient – check out some of Gmail’s hidden features that you can start using to increase your productivity today:
Undo sending emails
Click the Gear Icon on the upper right corner > Click Settings > click the Labs tab and toggle the undo send feature which will ask you for a timeframe in which you are allowed to undo your sent email.
Manage your tasks in Gmail
You can add specific emails to your task list, which you can access by selecting that particular email, then clicking on the More button just under the search bar and clicking Add to tasks.
Use Keywords in your Gmail Search String
Before you start searching, type From: and then input the specific sender
to search all messages from that person. Type To: and then the specific recipient to view all emails sent to that person.
- To see starred and unread emails type in Is:starred or Is:unread.
- To be able to find emails located even in your trash or spam folder, type in In:anywhere.
- To view and manage all emails with attachment just type the keyword Has:attachment to your search string.
These are only some of the things you can do to maximize your Gmail account today. Take the time to explore the features and try out the tips we just covered to make the most out of your email. Got tips of your own? Share ’em in the comments section below!