Category: Gmail (page 1 of 2)

Mind your Grammar(ly)

I wanted to share a cool Chrome extension that I have been using for some time now with the Tech Tips family. I use it mostly in Gmail but it has a lot of other features that you might find useful.

Grammarly is a Chrome extension that helps with both spelling and grammar in most applications that run in the Chrome browser. OK I say most because Grammarly does NOT work in the GSuite apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawing), but it DOES work well in Gmail.

To get the extension go to the chrome web store and search for Grammarly. read more

Oops! I didn’t mean to send that email

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We’ve all done it! Whether it was replying to all, sending a message to the wrong person or forgetting to attach a file, we’ve all sent an email we’ve regretted. The minute you hit send, the horror begins to ripple through your body and you begin to squirm with embarrassment. You’ve got to face the facts here – you can’t just bury your head in the sand!

Fortunately, GMail offers a way to snatch back those messages before they do their damage. The Undo Send in Gmail, which can be found on the Settings page, gives us all the break we so desperately need. read more

Save time with Gmail keyboard shortcuts

One of the best features of Gmail is the built-in keyboard shortcuts. They allow you to do everything from composing a message to quickly archiving messages.

In order to use keyboard shortcuts, they must be enabled in Gmail settings. To do this, first hit the gear icon at the top right of the Gmail screen, and then go to the Settings.

Scroll midway down the Settings, and make sure that Keyboard Shortcuts are turned ON. Be sure and scroll to the bottom and SAVE your settings.

Now, the keyboard shortcuts will be enabled for you. Try them out… hit the C on your keyboard to begin composing a new message. When you are done, hit Control-Enter to send your message. On a Mac, you’ll use the Command key instead of Control. read more

The Future of Email is Inbox by Google

By now, I’m sure everyone knows about the Gmail interface. But did you know that Google also has a very different way to interact with your email? In this TTT, I’ll give you a tour of Inbox by Gmail.

Inbox by Gmail is a great way to put the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to work on your email.  You can access it by going to inbox.google.com and using your Gmail credentials.  Here’s a shot of the main screen:

As you can see, it is much more colorful and clean than Gmail.  But the real power of Inbox is in the AI features.  Inbox uses smart bundling to recognize what type of email you have and to categorize it for you.  Take a look at these: read more

Wrangling your Inbox to make it work for you.

Most people these days find email is a chore! An inescapable part of being an educator is the daily management of your inbox. This tip which is based on using google email accounts will also work with outlook based email with some minor differences.

First a bit about how Google mail (gMail to its friends) works. All the mail that comes into your account or is sent from your account is kept in a main folder (label) called All Mail.
You can find this folder by clicking the more button and it will be in the next section down.

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