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Gmail ~ I Bet You Didn't Know It Does This!

glassGmail has so many time-saving features.  The more I study it the more I like it!   Here's a quick list, read it over and let me know if you knew Gmail could do:

  • UnDoSend ~ After composing and sending an email, you realize you shouldn't have sent it?  Or are you famous for sending an attachment, but forgetting to attach the attachment? Well now you can "unsend" an email that was sent.  You must turn this feature on.  You will find it in Google Labs>Settings>Undo Send
  • Canned Responses ~ We all have repetious messages we send, answering the same old question.  For me it's typically a rental inquest.  To speed up this process I have created a "rental response" canned message, which makes the whole process easy to complete in a few seconds.  This to, must be turned on in Google Labs>Settings>Canned Responses, click Enable box.
  • Nested Labels ~ Used when you want to Nest (or tier) a label under a Heading.  i.e.  Closings then have all your closing client files under it.  It would look like this:
    Closing
         Client Name
         Client Name
    Step 1. This needs to be set up in Google Labs>Settings>Nested Labels
    step 2.  IN Gmail>Settings>Labels
    Step 3.  Create Head label "Closing"  Then "Closing/Client Name1" repeat for each Client Name

    At first it might seem as though the "Closing/Client name1" will be too long, but the system drops the txt in front of the "/"  so it will look like this:
                    Closing
                         Client Name
  • Google Docs Preview in Gmail ~ For those who are using Google Docs, this app is a speedy way to get to your Google Docs right from your Gmail.  Turn it on in Labs.
  • Google Calendar Gadget ~ just like the Docs Preveiw, this priview will allow you to see your Google Calendar in a smaller format right in your Gmail screen.  Turn it on in Labs.

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Comment balloon 15 commentsKristal Kraft • February 02 2011 10:35AM

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Kristal, I am famous (gosh I really hope not) for forgetting to attach the attachment- lets just say I've done it more than once! LOL  The unsend feature would be great.  I have yet to sign up, but I'm sold!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 6 years ago

My geeky son-in-law has been touting the advantages of Gmail for awhile now, between the two of you I'll have to start paying attention!

Posted by Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder (The DiGiorgio Group) over 6 years ago

Kristal, in everyone one of your posts on the features of gmail I learn something new! this is one of the many reasons I subscribe to your blog here. Now I can get some extra zzzz's or or play in the studio given the extra time I can save with the canned response feature. Thank you!

Posted by Emily Medvec, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (Realty One of Santa Fe) over 6 years ago

I wonder how the unsend works.  There would have to be a delay right?

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 6 years ago

Hi Kristal - Looks like Google Labs is cooking up some great new features.

Posted by FN LN over 6 years ago

Thanks  Kristal.  This is great information.  And, it will get me out of the office sooner. 

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 6 years ago

Krystal, thanks for the heads up & info..i use gmail for alot of things & love that unsend...believe it works as long as the other party doesn't open the mail.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Kristal, thanks for the Gmail Lab information...didn't know about this and will be checking it out.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty) over 6 years ago

KK - thanks for the great tips. I recall Unsend from Lotus Notes years ago but had forgotten, and didn't know Gmail had that option. GREAT to now, now that  my gmailing is becoming my email of choice.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) over 6 years ago

Thanks Kristal for sharing this information. I can't wait to use them.

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) over 6 years ago

I have yet to investigate all the amazing features of gmail.  Thanks for the info.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 6 years ago

Hi Krystal,

Great informative post, and thanks for the rest of your gmail series, we are just getting our feet wet with it, and by now are starting the see that there are some real good uses for it.

Our CRM sync's with it and this offer a great way to keep most of our stuff in tune regardless where we are.

Thanks again

Posted by Peter Pfann @ Fair Realty Victoria, BC, Canada. Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (Fair Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 6 years ago

This is awesome stuff! 

I'm so glad I subscribed to you when I first started on ActiveRain. You were my mentor and now always my hero! :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 6 years ago

Ah Brad, thank you!  Glad to see your face in the neighborhood!

Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors) over 6 years ago

Kristal, this series on Gmail has really opened my eyes on using gmail. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) about 6 years ago

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