Creating an email signature with social media icons is an easy and effective way to share your corporate social media accounts with others. An optimized email signature can help to grow your ‘likes’ /’followers’/’connections’ on your social media accounts, increase readership of your company blog, and help individuals better understand your company as a whole. If you use Gmail, you have a great option when it comes to adding social media icons to your email signature: using Gmail’s built in signature tool.
Gmail Labs are a “testing ground for experimental features” and “may change, break or disappear at any time” according to the disclaimer. Labs that are currently available are listed within a user’s Gmail settings (via the gears icon). In our opinion, the good ones aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Here are our favorite labs in no particular order:
We often get asked about best practices with email, especially if users are transitioning from Outlook to Gmail. The term “Inbox Zero” is largely attributed to Merlin Mann and his 5 components: Delete, Delegate, Respond, Defer & Do. The psychology of Inbox Zero and GTD (Getting Things Done) is important and best taught by productivity experts like Think Productive. Since we focus on the technology and not the psychology of inbox best practices, here are 5 ways to get to Inbox Zero using Gmail:
A decade ago, the on-premise version of Microsoft Outlook was the longstanding benchmark email client for most businesses as the Windows PC dominated the marketplace . However, with the advent and massive growth of smartphone platforms (like iOS and Android), mobile email client use has surpassed desktop and even webmail clients. Since their iPhones and Galaxy S3s follow them everywhere they go, most users are often dealing with their email on a bus or a coffee shop just like they do in the office. As a result, being efficient with email and having access to it anywhere has never been more important. This is where cloud email comes in and is changing the IT landscape. These days, Google’s Gmail email app now serves almost half a billion users. Taking into account the popularity of Gmail, Microsoft is playing catch up with their rebranded entry into the cloud email market, Outlook.com (i.e. a replacement for Hotmail). Here are 5 reasons why Gmail makes life after Outlook seem pretty bright:
Gmail has changed the way a lot of small and medium businesses think about email. Instead of having headaches like they did with traditional POP email, Gmail users have gotten accustomed to having their email in sync across all their devices and years worth of storage. Most importantly, users have taken advantage of Google’s search prowess and simply search to find emails knowing they are but a simple query and a click away. There’s no more mass filing of email in folders and subfolders (like in Outlook) to know where to refer to emails. Gmail search just finds what you’re looking for quickly. Here are 5 reasons why we love Gmail search: