Top 10 Gmail Labs features that help increase your productivity

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Top 10 Gmail Labs features that help increase your productivity

As a business owner, you know that time is very essential. Especially when it comes to dealing with the large amounts of e-mail each and every day.

Whether you use a Google Apps or typical account, you should increase your productivity by taking advantage of the Gmail Labs has to offer.

These are some of the Gmail Labs features that can help you make the most of the best e-mail client ever created and improve your e-mail’s productivity:


1. Filters

Filters are very invaluable for businesses. Based on keywords, subjects, senders, and more, you can establish rules to label unimportant emails and archive/delete them, star items that require a quick response and forward messages to a colleague.


2. Priority Inbox

Priority Inbox prioritizes your email based on past behaviors and message rankings. Important e-mails that you should read first are displayed in your priority inbox while less important e-mails show in your regular inbox.


3. Offline

Offline allows you to read, reply and compose new messages wherever you are. This Offline feature is very useful for business owner and people who travel a lot for business.


4. Gmail Chat

Gmail Chat allows you to chat or conduct videoconferences without leaving your desk.


5. Canned Responses

Canned Responses allows you to create and use pre-prepared, canned responses with each new message. For your convenience, you can also use filters and canned responses together so, you will not even need to see an e-mail in order to reply to it.


6. Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts lets you customize keyboard shortcut mappings by turning on shortcut keys under Settings and then General. With this feature you can perform common tasks quickly. Some of these time-savers include:

  • c -> Compose
  • n -> Next message
  • p -> Previous message
  • y -> Archive
  • r -> Reply
  • f -> Forward
  • and more …


7. Create a document

Create a document allows you to create a Google Document from an e-mail conversation or a new blank document if your keyboard shortcuts are enabled by hitting ‘g‘ then ‘w‘.


8. Filter import/export

Filter import/export lets you export your mail filters as a file: back them up, share them, or save them before deleting so you can restore them later. Import one of these files to quickly add or restore filters.


9. Multiple Inboxes

Multiple Inboxes allows you to add extra lists of e-mails in your inbox to see even more important email at once. The new lists of threads can be labels, your starred messages, drafts or any search you want, configurable under Settings.


10. Quick Links
lets you to add a box to the left column that gives you 1-click access to any bookmarkable URL in Gmail. Use this feature to save time on frequent searches, important individual messages and more.


Plus …


11. Send & Archive

Send & Archive lets you to send a reply message and archive the email conversation in a single action.


Bonus tips:


Do you have anything to add to the list? Feel free to share them with us in the comment section below. Thank you.

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