Productivity Plugins for Gmail

An email inbox can be a fur ball. More accurately, an entire email account can be chaotic. The fact that email isn’t going away anytime soon makes our email accounts that much more important. Apps and plugins can help tame the gnarly beast that is your Gmail account. Here is a list of seven things to add functionality and organization to your Gmail.   1. Todoist for Gmail Cultivate tasks easily right from email messages or add them at will. There are a lot more features and tracking tools with this Gmail extension as well. Todoist will also sync across your different devices. 2. Boomerang   Boomerang Schedule messages to return to your inbox in the future. Send outgoing messages in the future. Manage message scheduling in simple interface. 3. Streak Manage contacts and keep track of your email relationships with Streak. The Pipeline feature is a cool project management tool. 4. BatchedInbox Batchinbox isn’t free but if you work a lot with Gmail and are getting flooded with emails all day it may be worth it. Schedule times to receive emails in batches. This can give you time to work on clearing tasks or your inbox without a constant barrage of alerts. 5. Snapmail Send sensitive emails with encryption using Snapmail. It’s a free extension for Gmail. It’s a nice lightweight extension. Hit the green Snapmail button, then track it with one of your tracking apps. 6. Gmelius Gmelius isn’t just for the grumpy old paranoid uncle in the family. Sure you can jack up your privacy with tracker blocking, but there are other nice features like task...

7 gmail productivity apps and plugins (One of them is Boomerang for gmail)

There are two very important elements in nowadays business: Productivity and efficiency. Businesses often measure productivity by output during comparable time periods. Productivity is the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services.  Efficiency relates to the quality of your work, which might include creating output with less waste, using fewer resources or spending less money. In order to succeed businesses rely heavily on technology. Therefore, there are lots of google apps that are being used in corporate environment that enhance both productivity and efficiency. Below we are going to explain why  the main gmail productivity apps and plugins are useful in a corporate environment. 1. Banana Tag  Banana tag is a simple way to track and schedule your daily email. That way you will know what happen to your email after you press send. Setting up your bananatag is easy this link shows you how to do it properly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9eDURatXmI . Basically, this app informs you of who opens your emails. The app  tells you as well whether or not someone has opened the links attached, and whether someone has read your email entirely. This could be very handy for manager and for employees as well. The following display shows how the banana tag user interface looks like. 2. Boomerang for Gmail When overloaded with many  emails to send out, Boomerang facilitates the process.  You can set a specific time to send out certain emails, and the recipients as well.  This could also be helpful when sending important information overnight to all employees, so they see it the next day early in the morning....

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...

7 Popular Cloud Based Apps

Cloud computing is a big deal nowadays! What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is actually easier to understand than you’d think instead of using applications on a host machine the application are online or in the cloud. With mobility on the rise it is important that people have access to the productivity applications that they need when they need them. This is achievable thanks to the advent of cloud computing! There are is a wide variety of cloud applications out there and to help people further understand cloud computing here is a list of 7 cloud productivity applications with a short description of what they do. Microsoft Office 365 Most everyone knows what Microsoft Office is, but Microsoft has done a huge one up on their latest version. Making it accessible online allows people anywhere on any machine to be able to create or modify word documents, spreadsheets, or power points. Google Apps for Business Like Microsoft Office 365 online Google Apps for Business allows users to create and modify word, spreadsheets, and power point presentations.   Salesforce Salesforce is a CRM which stands for Customer Relationship Management system. It allows users to management relationships of the customers for a company. They also have addition platforms for marketing, product support, and sales. Google Drive, Cloud Drive, One Drive, and Dropbox There are quite a few cloud storage applications which are extremely beneficial to the mobile game. The cloud storage applications listed above are some of the most popular applications out there. These allow users to not have to worry about if they have a thumb drive with a critical...

Are We Feeling Our IT Support?

End Users are not androids, at least not now   No IT Support Specialist will need to administer an empathy test to an end user in order to authenticate them as a human in our life times. We can safely assume that the end users woke up that day barely able to remember their dreams just like anyone. The end user has a life outside of a call about their monitor resolution or password. However, the end user probably didn’t contact a Support agent to discuss the emotions of their quite human existence.   In most any contact with an end user, a Support Agent could have to react to someone’s emotions. Anyone can read the emotions on an actress’ face in a movie. A help desk ticket is no film and might convey less to a Support Agent. Recognizing emotion is probably more important than reacting appropriately to the emotion. Perceiving emotion through the different means of contact a Support Specialist will have with end users is the first step in treating the person as a person.   After a Support Agent can sense the emotion of the end user, the agent can alter their service accordingly. Adaptability can be a difficult thing for some. We sometimes don’t like to experience a wide variety of emotions from different people. Those feelings can effect us. And they should. This is one way to know how and why we relate to people in a way that they appreciate. This is emotional intelligence. If an end user appreciates their IT Support Agent, the actual support aspect should happen easier.   Could an...