Google changed the game when it launched Gmail almost exactly 10 years ago. The service offered a terrific minimal interface, plenty of storage and best of all, it was free. Gmail has evolved quite a bit since then, of course, and it now includes tons of new features that attempt to improve the user experience. Google has added so much to Gmail over the years, however, that there is probably a laundry list of great features that you don’t even know about.
We could spend all day running through Gmail’s various enhancements along with dozens of tips and tricks people might not know about, but it would be complete overkill and probably wouldn’t help anyone. Instead, Popsugar has compiled a nice list of five great tips and tricks that every Gmail user should know.
The first nifty function highlighted in this list is Gmail’s “Send and Archive” feature, which helps tremendously if your mission each day is inbox zero. This feature automatically moves conversations into Gmail’s archive as soon as you respond to an email. If anyone on the thread sends a new reply, the conversation will return to your inbox until you respond again, or until you archive it manually.
Next on the list is “Gmail Offline,” a great extension for Google’s popular Chrome browser that, in a way, turns the Gmail website into a desktop client. Each time a new email hits your Gmail inbox it will be cached so you can read it later with or without an Internet connection.
Popsugar also explains how to add emails to Gmail tasks, how to drag labels onto messages, and how to easily clear out old newsletter emails and unsubscribe from them.
For all the details, including simple step-by-step guides that explain how to take advantage of each feature, head over to the post linked below in our source section.