Gmail Tips: How To Become A Gmail Ninja Pirate

By Tinuiti Team

The new Gmail has gotten some mixed reviews, which had me thinking about Gmail best practices and tips this week.

10 Gmail Tips You Can Use To Save 30 Minutes Today

Gmail has a ninja system for email tips and best practices, but you can go beyond Gmail’s email tips and become a Gmail Ninja Pirate.

Here are 10 gmail tips which you can use to save you at least 30 minutes of Gmail hassle today.

1.  Gmail Filtering

Email filtering will save you hours of time de-cluttering your inbox. Let Google know where you want emails sent, or how you want them labeled and organized before they even arrive in your inbox.

This is particularly helpful if you have regular emails, like Google alerts.

My favorite option here is the first box option: “Skip the Inbox.” This filter option is great for emails you want to see at a later point, but don’t want cluttering up your inbox.

2. Avoid Tolls With Gmail Shortcuts

Gmail Shortcuts have a slight learning curve, but once you master a few you’ll notice just how much time they will save you.To view all gmail shortcuts, select Shift +?. You Can also do this with Shift+/.
Gmail shortcuts
To start, try some of our favorite Gmail shortcuts:

Try using the Chrome extension KeyRocket to help you remember shortcuts.

3. Experiment With Gmail Labs

Similar to shortcuts, Gmail labs are a great way to get more out of your gmail experience, but which ones to start with will vary per gmail user.

Here are some of the handiest Gmail labs:

Filters, email labels and superstars are effective in organizing your inbox by email content, and are also useful if you organize your inbox by priority or tasks.
Gmail best practices

4. Pimp Out Your Gmail Signature

If you are a professional, and even if you aren’t, Gmail signatures send an important message to your email recipients. Take the time to modify fonts, add images and hyperlink your Gmail email signature. Consider using WiseStamp to help you create an email signature.

5. Gmail Apps/ Plugins

Gmail applications/ plugins are an upgraded version of Gmail labs, and will help take your email to the next level.

Here are some of the best Gmail Apps:

Gmail apps and labs are subject to change, so be sure to also stay on top ofGmail updates.

The new Gmail inbox is fun to mess around with as well, with the ability to send money through Google wallet and hangout via email.

Do like the new Gmail? Comment with a gif for your thougths!

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