I use Gmail for small business for my company and I work with Microsoft outlook 2010 when I’m working for a client and it gives me an interesting insight as to why I prefer using Gmail for my domain for my company.
Here are my top tips for utilizing Gmail for better productivity with your email.
Saving a search as your homepage.
I read a productivity tip recently that said to start with yesterday’s email to make sure you don’t lose track of it. When my browser opens in the morning. I save this search as my homepage when my browser opens. Therefore I can only see emails that didn’t get finished yesterday and I can get them out of the way before I start on today’s work.
I have saved searches bookmarked in a folder called email triage. Here are some examples of searches I have saved.
- Emails with the word unsubscribe
- Emails with the word facebook
- Emails older than 3 days
I really like that filters can be set up with a search query. I even have a spreadsheet that will produce a search query based on the email addresses I provide.