Gmail Desktop Notifications

It offers huge range of functionality which are completely necessary and useful while surfing email or other operations. You can install any desktop email client on your PC and sign in to your gmail account but it is not necessary in case of G-mail because by making some changes on settings menu will enable the automatic notifications on your desktop. This means you are not installing any third party software just to add some more functionality. This is inbuilt function available on Gmail and any one can use for their desktop computer.

The feature of Gmail.com that alerts you about the recently received email is like the cellphone; you are getting and responding messages on real time. You can also made the selection about what kind message will only notify, if someone is very important then you can mark that user on high priority. Similarly you can turn on this feature for newly received emails only or you can turn it off when you find it irritating.

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You can go through the below mentioned steps to enable Gmail desktop notifications :

  1. Open the Gmail and sign in using your Google username and password
  2. Now you can see the ‘cog’ icon on the upper right section, then select the ‘setting’ button. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Scroll down little bit under the ‘general tab’ till you can see the ‘Gmail Desktop Notifications
  4. Once you find that option you can simply enable it by clicking or tick marking on it. Now every time you will get new message you will be alerted by this feature.
  5. Choose one of the options:
    • New mail notifications on: If you use inbox categories, you’ll only be notified about messages in Primary.
    • Important mail notifications on: You’ll be notified about every incoming messages marked as important.
    • Mail notifications off
  6. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

These are the steps to enable Gmail desktop notifications. These notifications are available for Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

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Gmail Notes App

Gmail notes app and extensions are seamless ways to add notes to your emails. You can annotate your emails right from the native Gmail interface, in an easy and intuitive way. Gnotes and Notes for GMail are made to run in Android and Computers respectively. Also, you can manually setup Gmail notes from your computer, and start creating notes for conversations in your inbox, e.g. scribbling text or adding pictures. This is done by adding a label or Gmail filter to a message.

To start using gmail notes app:

  1. First, you’ll need to install GNotes in your Android device from Google Play Store.
  2. When the download and install is complete, open the Gmail notes app.
  3. Then, click the ‘Setup’ button at the bottom of the page.
  4. After that, you can either sync notes with GNotes cloud, or sync notes with your email, which in this case is gmail.com. So, click the latter to continue.
  5. Tap ‘Grant’ button.
  6. On the box that opens, enter your Google email address and password and tap ‘Sign In’.
  7. Then, read the instructions if you like, and tap ‘Accept’ button to proceed.
    Your notes in the GNotes will be synced to your email under the label ‘Notes’.
  8. Tap ‘Done’ to continue.
    By doing this, a new label  named ‘Notes’ will be created along the left side of your gmail account page.

Then, you can create a new note using the Gmail notes app (GNotes). To do this:

  1. Open GNotes app from your Android device.
  2. Tap the plus symbol on the top right corner of the page and start entering notes.

These notes will be synced between GNotes and your G mail account under ‘Notes’ label. Moreover, you can also send your emails or filter the emails into ‘Notes’ from the Gmail webpage or Gmail app which will appear in the Gmail notes app in your Android device, and you can add notes to the individual emails.

The changes can get synced once you open the Gmail notes app in your Android device, or when you sign in to your Gmail account. However, you can manually sync the contents by taping ‘sync’ from your mobile device.

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Gmail Signature Image Creator

A signature is a little information, usually your Name, or a favorite quote, or any information that you like, that is automatically added at the end of emails you send. Using Gmail Signature will cut the effort of typing your information every time, and make your emails look more professional, with links to your business websites and company logos.

Gmail Signature is available in web browsers and Gmail app in Android and iOS.

To create Gmail signature in PCs:

  1. Open gmail.com
  2. Sign in to Gmail account.
  3. Click the gear in the top right corner of the page.
  4. Select ‘Settings’.
  5. Scroll down to the ‘Signature’ section under General tab and enter your desired signature text in the box.
    You can format your text using the buttons directly above the text box. Also, you can add links and images in your signature by using the respective buttons.
  6. Click ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of the page.

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Signatures from Gmail app is independent of any signature you append to messages you send from Gmail on the web. First, you’ll need to get the official Gmail app in your Android or iOS device if you don’t have one already.

To append Gmail Signature from Android:

  1. From the Gmail app, open your Inbox or another labeled list of conversations.
  2. Tap on Menu>More>Settings>Signature.
  3. Enter a signature.
  4. Touch ‘OK’ to save changes.

To create a Gmail mobile signature from iOS:

  1. Open Gmail app.
  2. Touch Menu
  3. Touch the gear icon .
    If you have multiple accounts, make sure you’re in the right account before you touch the gear icon.
  4. Switch ‘Mobile Signature’ ON.
  5. Touch the text directly below ‘Mobile Signature’ to edit your signature text.
  6. Touch ‘Save’ to save changes.

If you already set up a Gmail signature while on a computer, your regular signature will be automatically attached to emails you send form the Gmail app unless you set up a mobile signature to use instead.

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Gmail Spam Folder

Spam or Junk emails are virtually inevitable in any email system, unless you keep the account idle. Sometimes some unwanted subscriptions are very stubborn that you continue receiving ‘junk’ emails even after you unsubscribe. You can always mark the unwanted emails as ‘spam’ and directly send it to the Gmail Spam Folder without it appearing in your Inbox.

To send an email in the Inbox to Gmail Spam Folder, two easy steps will suffice:

  1. In the Inbox tab, click the small square on the left of the email that you consider junk.
    Or open the email to check if it is actually a ‘spam’. More options will appear above the emails.
  2. Hover your mouse over the the icons above the emails and click on ‘Report Spam’ button.
    This will remove all the emails from the sender in the Inbox and transfer them to the Spam Folder.

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Incase you mark spam a not-spam email, you get an immediate ‘undo’ option to bring back the email to the Inbox folder.

And, if you are late to do the undo, and want to mark Spam folder mail as ‘not spam’, follow these simple steps:

  1. Find ‘Spam’ folder.
    The Gmail Junk Folder is not visible by default. You’ll have to click ‘More’ (or you may need to scroll down) on the left side of the screen to make ‘Spam’ folder visible.
  2. Then, as previously stated, click on the small square beside the required email you thin is not Spam.
  3. A ‘Not spam’ button will appear above the mails. Click it to send it back to Inbox folder.

In case you forget to do the Not Spamming, you’ll have 30 days to do so. Messages that have been in Spam more than 30 days will be automatically deleted. Which is a good thing too. Spam messages will not accumulate, and you will not have to keep deleting them regularly.

Moreover, you can also create a filter in Gmail.com to send those unwanted messages from specific addresses or domains directly to the ‘Spam’ folder, never to be seen. You can download ‘Block Sender for Gmail’ gmail extension for your web browser, or Manually create a filter from Settings tab in Gmail.

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Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are fastest way to do things in a computer. The simple combination of keys help you save time by allowing you to never take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse. For instance, simply pressing Ctrl+Enter, or ⌘ + Enter in Mac can be use to send a composed message. You can figure the time difference and ease of using the shortcut key and clicking the ‘send’ button. Or, the ease of using arrow keys to navigate through the page and Enter key to perform an action is way much quicker than using mouse.

You’ll need a Standard 101/102-Key or Natural PS/2 Keyboard to use the shortcuts.

Some Gmail keyboard shortcuts are pre-enabled, and others need to be enabled before you can use them.

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Follow these simple steps to turn on the Gmail Keyboard shortcuts that are not already enabled.

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account using your Gmail ID and Password from the Gmail sign in page (www.gmail.com)
  2. Then click the gear icon on the top right corner of the page.
  3. Select ‘Settings’ option.
  4. Find the ‘Keyboard shortcuts’ section and select ‘Keyboard shortcuts on’.
  5. Click ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of the page.

Here’s a list of quick Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts that can come in handy. You can always look for more from ‘Learn More’ link from the step 4 mentioned above.

  • C = Compose an email
  • X = Select an email
  • SHIFT+3 = Delete an email
  • J = Move down through your inbox (NOTE: The DOWN arrow also works, but it does NOT work if you are in an open email. J works all around.)
  • K = Move up through your inbox (see the above NOTE)
  • GI = Go back to the inbox (GD = go to drafts, GT = go to trash)
  • / = Search your email
  • Q = Open the chat box
  • L = Label an email
  • V = Move an email to a folder
  • E = Archive an email
  • Z = Undo anything

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