7 Gmail Productivity Apps and Plugins

In a business environment, everything revolves around two things: Productivity and Efficiency.  Productivity being the standard in which something needs to meet, and efficiency being the rate as which its made.  There are places in every business that could use a face lift in these areas, Gmail being one of them.  When I first heard of these apps I started to question why in the world would I ever need them.  Being in the situation I’m in, I don’t necessarily rely on email as much as I would in a corporate environment.  With that said, these apps are invaluable from a business perspective:   SecureMail Nothing is better than encryption when talking internet traffic.  So much of our information and conversations are susceptible to threat, so why not protect it in any way possible?  This app provides a simple way to encrypt emails.  According to the web page, even Google servers will see the encrypted version only.  Obviously, take that claim with a grain of salt.   Bananatag This app is a bit more complicated than all of the others.  The interface is a bit convoluted, but the amount of information provided justifies it.  Basically, this app informs you of who opens your emails, and to what extent.  What I mean by that is it tells you whether or not these individuals open the links attached, and whether they scroll down to read it in its entirety.  This could be very helpful in a managerial position.   Boomerang   When overloaded with the amount of emails you need to send out, Boomerang facilitates the process.  You can set a specific...

How to Use Cloud Based Storage – Dropbox

Ever wanted to share a file with someone but it’s too large to be attached to an email? No worries, you can save it to Dropbox and email a link to the file… Here’s how! Go to https://www.dropbox.com and create an account for Dropbox. Dropbox will download and install a local host for the cloud storage app. After the installer has been run the Dropbox webpage will open. Click and drag on any file you want to upload and drop it on the center of the webpage. This will add the file to Dropbox Now that the file has been added to Dropbox it can be shared by hovering the mouse over the file you desire to share. Click on the share button that appears while hovering the mouse over the file. Here you can change the permissions of the file that you are sharing and then share the file by entering the email address of the person you want to share it with and clicking the share button. Now you never have to worry about the size of file when trying to share it remotely! Just remember this simple tutorial and you are on your way to sharing files over the cloud with...