Tips & Tricks

Get the the most out of Google Apps!
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Inbox management
 Be more productive with Priority Inbox 
Focus on important messages first.
 Reduce Inbox bloat with SmartLabels
Automatically label and archive bulk, forum, and notification messages.
 Clean out your Inbox by archiving mail
Keep your Inbox tidy and focused by placing old mail in your archive.
 Create email filters
Auto-organize your incoming mail.
 Use keyboard shortcuts
Zip around your Inbox without using the mouse!
 Sort your schedule from your inbox
Manage your schedule from your inbox.
 Tips for a tidy inbox
Help to keep your inbox empty.
 Personalize your inbox
Add flair and color to your Gmail profile and inbox.
 Unthread your conversations
View conversations as separate messages in your Inbox (just like your old mail system).
 Conversations vs. messages
Reply, forward, or print a single message vs. the entire conversation.
 Seeing new replies or muting them
Spot new replies to an existing conversation, or mute conversations you're not interested in.
 See exactly what's in your reply
Learn exactly what part of a conversation is included in your reply.
 Change a conversation's subject
Change a conversation's subject to start a new conversation.
 Take control of your conversations
Communicate more effectively and get out of conversation chaos.
Labeling messages
 Create nested labels
Miss your nested folders? Go ahead and nest your labels.
 Drag and drop labels and messages
Quickly organize messages by dragging labels to messages (or vice versa).
Composing messages
 Drag and drop attachments
Using Chrome? Drag and drop attachments directly into messages, instead of having to upload them
 Compose messages in a new browser window
Keep an eye on your inbox while composing messages in another window.
 Drag images into a message
Using Chrome? Drag images from your desktop directly to your message.
 Enhance your Gmail signature
Add rich text, images, and links.
Finding messages
 Sort messages using keyword search
"Sort" by recipient, date, subject, and more. 

 Save searches with Quick Links
Save favorite searches so they're easy to repeat later.
 Get speedier results with Gmail
Search for email messages by size. 

 Keep track of tasks
Keep track of your to-do list using the Google Apps Task gadget.
 Tackle tasks as a team
Store, share, and organize your tasks with Google Sheets.

Other resources

Gmail Search & Keyboard shortcuts
Keep this cheat sheet handy.