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Gmail - Calming the Chaos

Email has become an important part of our life.  It is so important but left untamed, it can also take over too much of our time.  If you are like me, and have multiple devices for checking email; smart phone, note book, netbook, desktop and iPad (whew!) just keeping all devices up-to-date can be a full time job!

Time management is important to me so I started looking for a solution.  I researched a simple, readily available option that is also FREE!  My solution was Gmail.  Over the past year Gmail has become my main email platform.  I no longer use Outlook and frankly can't believe it took me so long to convert!

Gmail offers personalized configuration options, multiple accounts can funnel into one dashboard, each account can be responded to by it's own address and you never have to delete anything!  Use the power of Google to search for keywords in mails you need.

In addition, once you have a Gmail account you have the passport to dozens of powerful Google applications, documents, photo sharing, calendar, Groups, maps and on and on!

To get started, here's a slide show of what you can do to begin organizing your life in the Google cloud.  


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Comment balloon 8 commentsKristal Kraft • August 08 2011 09:40PM


Thanks Kristal! Great info! 

Posted by Amie Gallagher, The Stephen Cooley Team (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Kristal! My husband LOVES Gmail for that particular reason.... I may need to convert!

Posted by Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas (RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland) over 9 years ago

Thanks Kristal.  We're fully googled.

Posted by Howard and Susan Meyers (The Hudson Company Winnetka and North Shore) over 9 years ago

Thanks, the only thing that has kept me from going entirely to gmail is that I have no control over archiving and I like the branding of having my URL as my email address in business rather than a FREE email account.  Gmail rocks other than that!!!

Posted by Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) over 9 years ago

Kristal - Thank you for the detailed quality information and very helpful blog on gmail alming the chaos.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 9 years ago

Kristal, how true that the more gadgets the more time spent managing them.  I think Gmail is a great option to check into based on your recommendation. 

Posted by Kelly Young, Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126 (The Platinum Group Realtors) over 9 years ago
Kristal, you are right! Gmail is the bomb! It flys circles around Outlook and every other email platform I've tried.
Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) over 9 years ago

I really like all things Google, and since we use Droids everything coordinates. We use our own domain name for our email but I channel it through gmail.

Posted by Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson, (Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ) over 9 years ago