So, you are using Gmail, eh? Gmail is the best email client ever, and that’s why almost everyone is using it. It is fast, advanced, and reliable.
If you are a Gmail-beginner, you should definitely read this post to get you using Gmail like a pro.
Labels, in short, are like email tags. If you use them, your emails would be more organized. They help you to indentify emails easier. They also help to group them.
For more information on labels, click here.
You want to star every mail that you receive from one of your friends. You don’t have to manually star it. Filters would do the job.
There are many actions filters can apply to the mail that you choose. To create a filter, click the create a filter link somewhere near the right of the search box.
Then, specify the mail that you could like to filter
Next, select the action that you wish to apply.
Click create. and you are done!
Use keyboard shortcuts
The great thing about the keyboard shortcuts is that they help you to navigate faster… and easier.
First, you must enable Gmail keyboard shortcuts by enabling them in the settings. After you enable it, you will see a black cursor near your emails.
Click here for the list of the shortcuts
For more information about this, go to
Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts: How To Use Them Effectively
Download Google Talk for new mail notifications
So, you want to receive notifications when you receive a mail? Download Google Talk. I used to leave Gmail on in my browser so that I can know when I received another mail because I was an emailholic 😛 . Gmail takes up quite a lot of memory usage, and therefore, my computer slowed down.
Out of curiosity, I downloaded Google talk to see what it can do. I discovered that it notifies you when you receive new mails. And when you click on the notification, it will open up a link in your browser in which you can view the mail
Besides that, it also lets you chat with your online contacts, of course…
Use a beautiful theme
On November, Gmail released a new feature – themes.
You must be wondering, “What has using themes got to do with this?”
Well, themes make Gmail beautiful and stylish, which makes it more relaxing and nicer to use. It is better to use a beautiful theme, right?
To choose your theme, go to Settings >> Themes.
I recommend ‘Tree’ for a beautiful and adventurous theme. I am currently using the ‘Tree’ theme now. Its weather changes according to the weather in your location.
What tips would you add?
If you’ve been using Gmail and have learned some tips on using Gmail effectively and easily, please feel free to share them here in the comments section. I’ll be looking forward to read them 🙂 .