Gmail Hacks You Probably Aren’t Using

Un-send an Email

I’m sure we all have some sort of a horror story on sending an unfinished draft or emailing the wrong person or even emailing the same thing twice; Well Society Gals + Gmail users, you’re in luck. Click the gear in the top right corner of your screen, scroll down and select ‘Settings’, then towards the bottom of the page you will select ‘Undo Send’ and click ‘Enable’. This will buy you back 30 seconds after you send an email to save you from those panics.

Export you Google Doc to a Word Doc

Most of us have discovered the gem of Google Drive and have completely switched over from Microsoft Office; however, there are still some people out there who prefer Word Docs. This people tend to always be important, so we need to give them what they’re asking. So what if we write in Google Docs and need to send over a Word Doc? Well, go ahead to your Google Doc you want to convert and select the gear icon, click ‘Settings’, click ‘General’, then select ‘Convert uploaded file to Google Docs editor format’. To convert your file to a Word document, scroll down and select ‘Download’ then click ‘Microsoft Word’.

Color Coordinate your Emails

Unlike most flagged email settings, Gmail uses starts. I’m sure we all have noticed the by now, but sometimes when you’re emails have piled up, those little gold stars lack the attention it should be pulling. Go to the gear icon at the top right corner of your screen, select ‘Settings’, then ‘General’, and scroll down to click ‘Stars’. Drag these stars to the top to activate and further on you can color coordinate the emails that flow into your inbox and organize however you’d like.

Type with your voice.

For those who type all day long and need a break or if you absolutely just dread the activity, here’s a life saving tip for you! Google Docs offers the setting to type for you based on your voice. For you iPhone users, you already know what I’m talking about. So here’s how to activate it: Open a document in Google Docs, select ‘Tool’ then ‘Voice Typing’. You know you followed the steps right when a pop window comes to your screen with a microphone icon. When you’re ready to speak, click the microphone and get going! Oh and here’s another tip, you can even add punctuation as you go as well as fix typos.

Google Mail Checker

So this tip is for Google Chrome users only, sorry! If you’re wasting time constantly checking to see if you have anything new in your inbox, refreshing and refreshing, this app will change your life. Google Mail Checker. By downloading this wonder, a mail icon will show up on your extension bar and always show you how many unread messages are in your inbox. This will make you able to focus so much easier and not worry about pulling up a new tab to see if you have any new business to deal with.

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