Notes for GMail: Add Notes To An Email Or A Conversation Thread [Chrome]

Having to skim through an entire email conversation to find important information is a waste of time. If we lived in a world where communication was a perfected science, perhaps emails would be a lot easier to manage but since we live in a world of bad email subjects we have important information spread out across long email conversations. What would help in this case is a note that we can update regularly to give us the highlights of a conversation every time we opened that thread. Notes for GMail is a Chrome extension that lets you take notes inside Gmail. You can compose notes to yourself and pin them to your inbox so that you see them each time you open an email. Alternatively, you can add a note to an email or to an entire thread. The notes appear with the thread or the email making them easier to keep track off. You can also set a reminder for the notes you create. Read More

Block Emails In Gmail By Subject, Sender, Or Domain [Chrome]

Spam is a common problem we all face. Everyday, we receive tens or maybe hundreds of spammy emails that make our life online miserable. While Gmail is quite good at blocking spam, nothing had particularly worked for me until I gave Block Sender a shot. This handy little extension for Google Chrome makes blocking Gmail spam ever easier and it’s pretty lightweight too. With a single click, you can prevent spam ever coming your way from the same sender or even a domain name. Block Sender currently offers it users four subscription plans, where the Free option can only block 10 emails in total. If you need unlimited blocking the Premium Plan for $4.99/month or $29/year just works fine. Read More

Complete For Gmail Offers Word Suggestions When Writing An Email [Chrome]

I don't use a desktop email client; I prefer to use Gmail in my browser. It has many advantages and a few disadvantages that I won't list here but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages easily. That's not to say I wouldn't say no to any improvement which is why I took Complete For Gmail for a spin. It's a Chrome extension that suggests words as you type them in the compose email window, something that you're probably used to when you type anything on a smartphone. The point is to make typing easier and faster. Read More

View & Compare Attachment Versions In Gmail Threads [Chrome]

Email is the tool we mention every single time we discuss productivity. We'd stop but email is still something that people struggle to tame and it eats up hours of time that can be spent doing actual work so we went and found yet another new tool for making email much easier to handle. It's a Chrome extension called Draftable for Gmail that makes it easy to find attachments that are really updated versions of the same file mailed out over and over a long conversation thread. Sound like a nightmare you might have lived? Trying to find the right version of a document because no one thinks adding a version number to the title is a good idea? That's what Draftable for Gmail helps you out with, among a few other email and attachment related things. Read More

Reply Now Adds Relative Timestamps To Your Gmail Inbox [Chrome]

If you are a Gmail user, you should have a pretty good idea that it already comes with loads of amazing lab features to improve the productivity of its users. However, it still lacks a few things that could enhance your experience even further. Don’t worry. There’s an app (or extension) for most tasks these days, and there are a plethora of extensions for Gmail too. Today, we’re going to present to you a Google Chrome extension for Gmail that actually adds color coded time stamps to your inbox, and it’s called Reply Now. Ever forgot to reply to that important email your boss sent you? Fret not! you will never again after using Reply Now. Read More

SndLatr Compose Gmail Messages Now And Send Them Later [Chrome]

Email has become fairly essential these days. Almost anyone who owns a computer or smartphone has an email account. And when it comes to email services, Gmail is our favorite one here at Addictivetips, but truth be told, there are a few things we wish we could add. For instance, if you’re anything like me, you’ll receive a huge number of emails each day. But sometimes I have to reply to certain emails only at a particular time. If you have ever wanted to write a message in Gmail now but send it a later date and time then SndLatr will come as immensely useful. This amazing Google Chrome extension has been designed to take control out of the hands of Gmail and place it back under your command by letting you schedule emails however you please. What’s more, it allows you to create custom text snippets and use them on the fly. Read More

Automatically Find Unanswered Emails And Add A Label To Them In Gmail

Email is, and probably will be for the foreseeable future, a major time hog in our lives, both personal and work. If sending emails or replying to old ones isn't time consuming enough, you also have to keep track of which emails you sent have gone unanswered so you can send reminders and follow up on them. A week ago Google shared a script on its developer blog to tackle this very problem. The script checks your Sent folder for emails that you sent up to 7 days ago. All emails that you sent out but have not received a reply to are labeled 'Awaiting Response' so that it is easier for you to find them. Read More

Insert Auto Backup Photos From Your Phone Into Gmail Messages

Gmail has rolled out a new feature that lets users attach photos on their phone into emails they compose from Gmail for web. The feature has been integrated in the attach file menu but it requires you to have Auto Backup enabled for your photos on your handset. The new feature will make it easier to attach files from your phone, and the process will be much faster since your photos have already been uploaded online and attaching them is pretty much like creating a link to the photos. If you're using an iOS device you will need to have the official Google Plus app installed on your device and Auto Backup enabled for it. Here's how the feature works. Read More

Remotely End Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, And Twitter Web & App Sessions

I don’t always log into Facebook on a public computer but when I do, I forget to log out. Sound like you? Most people know that you should always be careful when you sign in to a public computer but there isn’t anything that can be done for forgetfulness. If you left an important personal account like your Gmail or Facebook account logged in on a public computer, there are ways to rescue yourself before your information is compromised, or before it falls into the hands of a dangerous prankster. Here is what you can do to remotely log out of your Gmail, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter accounts and end web browser and mobile app sessions. Read More

Password Recovery: When Did I Create My Google Account?

I’m not going to boast about how I think of great complicated passwords for my email account, Facebook, Twitter, and the entrance to my secret lab. I am able to remember them easilt but the same can’t be said for everyone and every time I change my password (which I do regularly because security) I do struggle to recall it the first few days. But remembering passwords isn’t easy for everyone and recovering a Google Account password involves a question that one is highly unlikely to remember the answer to; when did you create your Google account? I found this out a few weeks ago when my dad who is aging well but with a poor memory forgot the password to his Gmail account. I had helped him set it up but Gmail wouldn’t let me recover it using the secondary email address. If you’ve had the unfortunate luck of forgetting your Gmail password and you need to know when you created your account, here’s two quick ways to find it. Read More

Hide & Customize Gmail Interface Elements With Gmelius For Chrome

Gmail’s interface has numerous options and settings, some of which you may seldom require. And although Gmail is probably very easy to navigate and use in its default state, these extra functionalities can sometimes get in your way. Gmelius is a dead simple Chrome extension that lets you customize Gmail to your heart’s content by hiding certain UI elements, like ads, the chat area or the footer, which hardly contributes to overall usage. It also lets you make the header auto-expandable and customize the appearance and behavior of inbox elements. Details after the jump. Read More

Track, Delete Or Secure Gmail Attachments After You Send Them With docTrackr

Gmail is probably the best thing invented since the internet itself. That might sound like an overstatement, but it simply is that good. Even if sometimes you’re unable to achieve something that you wanted with it, third-party browser extensions come to the rescue, and help extend and enhance its functionality. One such Chrome extension I recently discovered is docTrackr, which allows users to remotely track or destroy Gmail attachments, and even set view, print and copy permissions to every PDF attachment for preventing any misuse by their recipients. Details to follow right after the break. Read More

Get Screenleap’s Easy Screen Sharing Capabilities In Gmail

The Screenleap web app we covered back in 2012 was fun, simple and much easier to use than most other screen sharing solutions that we had seen. The intuitive service required absolutely no installation, registration or software downloads for broadcasting your desktop to others. If you're a fan of the service or are just looking for an easy way to share your screen with someone else, the service now offers a Chrome extension labeled Screenleap for Gmail™ that adds the same screen sharing functionality right into your Gmail account for easily initiating sessions and inviting others via email. Details after the jump. Read More

mxHero Toolbox Supercharges Gmail With Self-Destructing Emails, Reminders & More

If you’re a Snapchat user, you would already know how fun it is to send self-destructing images. mxHero Toolbox is a Chrome extension that aims to bring the same functionality (and more) to your Gmail account. The extension, which is available for free at the Chrome Web Store, lets you supercharge your Gmail by adding a handful of features that aren't offered by Google, including the ability to send emails that self-destruct after 5 minutes, get notified when the recipient has read your email or clicked on links and images from it, schedule emails to be sent later, get a reminder email if the recipient doesn't reply to your mail within a time frame of your choice, and more. Read More

How To Opt Out Of Gmail’s New Email Via Google+ Option

The big G recently made a controversial change to Gmail, making it possible for users to send email messages to anyone from their Google+ profiles. The integration means that if you use both Gmail and Google+ services, anyone on Google+ can now email you without knowing your email address. The change has become a lightning rod for controversy, particularly among privacy advocates who do not want their Gmail account being shared among their Google+ circles. What even struck more is the fact that the new feature is opt-out rather than opt-in, meaning it's enabled by default, and those who don’t want it must disable it manually. Fortunately, it’s fairly easily to disable this feature and in what follows, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of doing that. Read More

How To Set A Vacation Responder In Gmail For Android

What do technology and vacations have in common? Being awesome, of course! Though not many like the idea of mingling the two together, because if your line of work involves dealing with tech throughout the year, the last thing you want is having to deal with it while you’re supposed to be taking a break. But that doesn’t mean we can’t put it to good use while we’re away, does it? That’s where automation comes in. Email autoresponders have been around for quite a while, helping us set up an automatic response to be sent out to the emails we receive while we are away from work. While Gmail has had this feature for quite a while in the web app, at times you only realize after leaving that you forgot to set one up, and the only device you have by then is your smartphone. To address this, Google has added the ability to add a vacation responder to the latest update of its Gmail app for Android. Let’s find out how it works. Read More

Add Todoist Task Management To Your Gmail Inbox In Chrome, Firefox

We’ve previously covered a range of to-do list and task management apps for different platforms, and Todoist is a pretty popular name among them. It’s beautifully designed and has phenomenal features that go a long way in assisting you with managing your tasks and to-do lists on multiple platforms including Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, web, and extensions for popular browsers. That said, for many of us, email is still one of our primary channels for our tasks, as several emails that we receive involve performing a task of some sort. So, it only makes sense to have a way to manage those task-oriented emails with our task management app. If you use Todoist and have been looking for a way to integrate it right within your Gmail inbox, Todoist for Gmail can let you do just that on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. You can handle your email related Todoists directly from your inbox – no need to open any separate window or browser tab. Read More

CloudMagic Is An Android Email App With Faster Search, Multiple Accounts & A Unified Inbox

I still remember the day I became the owner of my first Android smartphone, and the experience was nothing short of exhilarating. I could have started off with playing games on it, streaming YouTube videos, or listening to Spotify, but the very first thing I did was checking my email – a task I had been performing as one of the first things every morning even before my smartphone life began. Mobile and emails have become an indispensable part of our lives. Therefore, having a good email app on your smartphone or tablet is always a good idea. For most people, the default Gmail app works well but for those who use other email services or just want a different option, try locking your sights at CloudMagic. Why use a third-party email client when Android comes with one out of the box, you might ask? Well, it’s because CloudMagic is so much better than the stock Email app on so many levels. So, let's take a look at them right after the jump. Read More

Molto For Android & iOS Gives Your Email Inbox The News Feed Look

There are tons of email apps available for Android and iOS, but most of them offer similar features and functionality, more or less. Molto, on the other hand, differs by offering an inbox experience that looks and feels more like a social media site like Pinterest or Google+. It comes packaged with several features such as Quick Peek that gives you a quick glance of your messages without actually opening them, Photo Inbox that connects to your Facebook account and carries photos uploaded by your friends, Master Inbox for accessing messages from multiple email accounts under one place, and more. The app has been available on the iPad for a while and was recently released for the iPhone and Android tablets. Read More

Directly Export Or Add Attachments From Cloud In Gmail With Kloudless

During the past few years, cloud storage has becoming increasingly popular among everyone. One of the many benefits it has is that one can easily share a file with many people after uploading it just once to the cloud. Although I personally prefer Dropbox for my cloud storage needs, you can choose from a vast range of other options, each having its own set of features and pricing. But where sharing is the key element of the cloud – other than backup, of course – having an option for the cloud files to be sent directly as email attachments can also be quite useful. Similarly, many of us can use the ability to export our email attachments directly to our cloud storage. A handy service called Kloudless for Google Chrome and Firefox aims to help in this regard by allowing you to integrate multiple cloud storage services in Gmail. Read More