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Gmail has gotten quite a few updates over the last few months. Here's a quick overview.
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Emails. They never seem to stop, and it’s easy to get buried in them. But there are some people out there who have their inboxes under control no matter what. Their secret?
Use Google's Canned Responses feature to seriously cut down on your email time.
Remember that you can do the same thing in many high end email programs, such as Outlook. Save your time!
You're proud of your status on team #inboxzero. You have labels, lots of labels. Your filtering system acts like a good defensive line; nothing's getting through there. But have you organized your contacts yet?
One day last fall, my colleague Miguel Morales received an email with a sign-off that was so strange, it has stuck in his mind for the last year. It came from Melissa Geisler, who works in digital sports programming and production at Yahoo.
Your phone can prevent interruptions too: a voicemail message can politely ask people to text or email you. Presto: instant personal assistant.
There are a lot of unwritten rules of email that have developed over the years. Well, we're putting them in writing.
Gmail's inbox has changed again. To help you navigate the changes, we've taken a closer look at the service's new customizable tabs Designed to make your inbox more approachable, tabs organize your incoming mail into categories, giving you an at-a-glance look at what's new.
Our inboxes at work are flooded with poorly written, unprofessional, ineffective e-mails—and as much as we detest them, most of us are guilty of sending just as many flawed messages as we receive. Here are the dos and don'ts of work e-mail.
The science behind our email addiction.
Why do we fritter away our days responding to email, and then kick ourselves for not working on our most important creative projects? It turns out that there are actually some pretty good reasons. Number one among them is that responding to email gives us a sense of progress.
Because sending a text message or e-mail just by using your voice is fun. Read this article by Jason Cipriani on CNET.
Here’s a scenario: you jump into email or [insert preferred social network here] and start doing a few tasks, reading a few things, taking care of business … but soon get lost in the swarm of distractions of little things, and two hours have gone by without getting anything important or meaningful done.
Ever happened to you?
Sometimes a big task will sit there on your todo list or email inbox, but you keep putting it off because you’re in the quick-task mode. It’s hard to do slower, more thoughtful tasks when you’re in quick-task mode.
This year, before Thanksgiving dinner, make sure to thank the Lord for the gift that keeps on giving.
Think there's never enough time in the day to do it all? Think again!
Outlook hints While studying and teaching productivity habits, I’ve noticed that many people use Microsoft Outlook for their e-mail and calendar, but have no idea that this tool has many useful features built in.
One languid summer afternoon, I was coming from a midday yoga class at the office gym when I ran into my top boss at the elevator. “How are things?” he asked. Fresh from blissing out in corpse pose, I blurted, “It’s August.
"If you expect your employee to work mid-morning Sunday, then it is highly advised that you repay that time taken somewhere else in the traditional work week, say for example allowing that same employee to take mid-morning Wednesday to attend to personal things," Haid said. "The key is flexibility with time across the entire week."
Even after the advent of social media and improvements in text messaging, email is still the mode of communication that continues to prevail in the professional realm.
Wow, your out of office message stinks. As an email marketer, every time I send out a letter, I get a chance to peruse the "out of office" and bounce replies. Some of them are so amazing.
Want to make your life better? Are you also a little lazy? Here's a research backed method on how to improve 5 key areas of life by sending just 5 emails.
How many times have you searched for an email for a really long time saying, “I had it somewhere?” Or perhaps you have asked your colleague to send a message once again, and now another person must find the message because you couldn’t.
If you haven't heard yet, Gmail is rolling out a new tabbed interface for the inbox on both desktop and mobile. At first glance, this looks great for email organization. On further inspection, these new tabs are confusing as hell.
Lately I've been reading a lot about how email causes us to do this or that. In my opinion, email is not a problem. The problem is our email habits.
Tim Ferriss tells us "To do the impossible, you have to ignore the popular". Here are the most controversial productivity tips to do exactly that: