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How to Undo Send on Gmail + Adjust the Undo Window

We've all felt this way, the "sender's remorse" that happens the instant you hit send to launch an email into cyberspace. The good news is that, with Gmail's "undo send" function, you can do just that.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 11 Oct, 2018

How to Create an Asana Task from Email

Shortcuts are the spice of life. Without them, we’d be stuck doing stuff th...

Archive Vs. Delete: What To Do After Reading an Email

While using Shift makes shifting between multiple email accounts and other ...

The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply (Setup and Removal)

Setting an out-of-office / vacation reply to people who send you an email i...

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How to Send an Event Invitation Through Gmail

If you're sponsoring an event or having a party, it's easy to send an invitation to your friends and acquaintances for free via your Gmail account and Google Calendar.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 09 Oct, 2018

Top Spotify Playlists for Getting Work Done

Music is one of the most potent drugs on earth. The right music can energi...

How to Write Great Follow-Up Emails

Writing great follow-up emails is an imprecise art. Sure, you could simply...

Listen Up, Inbox By Gmail Users: Here's What You Need To Know

Google just announced its plan to phase out Inbox by Gmail by the end of March 2019 “to focus solely on Gmail.” After its initial invitation-only release in 2014, Inbox by Gmail has been a testing ground for new email functions.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 14 Sep, 2018

How To Create Gmail Filters for Your Accounts

Between the endless stream of marketing emails, unimportant notifications a...

How To Start A Google Hangouts Video Call Inside Gmail

Once you learn how to start a video call right inside Gmail, you no longer ...

How to Undo Send on Gmail + Adjust the Undo Window

We've all felt this way, the "sender's remorse" that happens the instant you hit send to launch an email into cyberspace. The good news is that, with Gmail's "undo send" function, you can do just that.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 11 Oct, 2018

How to Create an Asana Task from Email

Shortcuts are the spice of life. Without them, we’d be stuck doing stuff th...

Archive Vs. Delete: What To Do After Reading an Email

While using Shift makes shifting between multiple email accounts and other ...

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The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply (Setup and Removal)

Setting an out-of-office / vacation reply to people who send you an email is polite and lets them know that you won't be answering their email until you return. Google's Gmail platform makes it easy to set up this automatic response and remove it once you have returned to your office.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 09 Oct, 2018

How to Send an Event Invitation Through Gmail

If you're sponsoring an event or having a party, it's easy to send an invit...

Top Spotify Playlists for Getting Work Done

Music is one of the most potent drugs on earth. The right music can energi...

How to Write Great Follow-Up Emails

Writing great follow-up emails is an imprecise art. Sure, you could simply reiterate what you’ve already mentioned in your first email, add a couple of bold words and exclamation points throughout, and sign off with the all-too-classic, “Hope to hear from you soon!” Or, you could learn the art of writing exceptional follow-up emails—you know, the ones that encourage openings, capture attention and invoke action from readers. Believe it or not, writing great follow-up emails could be the difference between lackluster campaign performance and high response and engagement rates. Leaning on some of the best advice from across the web, we’ve compiled 8 tips that cover how to write great follow-up emails and get the conversation rolling with recipients.   We’ve broken these tips down into what we consider to be four of the most important aspects of a follow-up email: subject line, body, tone, and structure.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 14 Sep, 2018

Listen Up, Inbox By Gmail Users: Here's What You Need To Know

Google just announced its plan to phase out Inbox by Gmail by the end of Ma...

How To Create Gmail Filters for Your Accounts

Between the endless stream of marketing emails, unimportant notifications a...

How To Start A Google Hangouts Video Call Inside Gmail

Once you learn how to start a video call right inside Gmail, you no longer have to think about or worry about the process of connecting with your team. It's easy, and it is one of the best ways to keep costs down and everyone in the loop.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 21 Aug, 2018

How to Undo Send on Gmail + Adjust the Undo Window

We've all felt this way, the "sender's remorse" that happens the instant you hit send to launch an email into cyberspace. The good news is that, with Gmail's "undo send" function, you can do just that.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 11 Oct, 2018

How to Create an Asana Task from Email

Shortcuts are the spice of life. Without them, we’d be stuck doing stuff the way there were initially intended to be done…yikes. So, today we have a shortcut that we’re sure everyone can appreciate: creating an Asana task from email. It’s simple, really. In a few easy-to-follow steps, you can create tasks in My Tasks and Projects, and even send email messages directly to Team Conversations and Project Conversations.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 11 Oct, 2018

Archive Vs. Delete: What To Do After Reading an Email

While using Shift makes shifting between multiple email accounts and other Google services effortless, when it comes to Gmail some users still have issues in determining archive vs delete.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 09 Oct, 2018

Tired of switching beetween accounts? Get Shift!

Shift is a logical & beautiful solution for managing everything better. Gmail, Calendar, Drive + all of your favorite apps!

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The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply (Setup and Removal)

Setting an out-of-office / vacation reply to people who send you an email is polite and lets them know that you won't be answering their email until you return. Google's Gmail platform makes it easy to set up this automatic response and remove it once you have returned to your office.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 09 Oct, 2018

How to Send an Event Invitation Through Gmail

If you're sponsoring an event or having a party, it's easy to send an invitation to your friends and acquaintances for free via your Gmail account and Google Calendar.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 09 Oct, 2018

Top Spotify Playlists for Getting Work Done

Music is one of the most potent drugs on earth. The right music can energize us, help us unwind, put us to sleep, promote creativity, change our mood, and even give us an extra dose of motivation. From a work standpoint, research has found that music aids in increasing productivity and performance, making repetitive tasks easier and helping us escape our physical settings from time to time. Now it makes sense why so many of us are more effective in our work when we’re simultaneously listening to some quality tunes. That said, we went on a hunt for the best music for staying productive in your daily workload.   We narrowed our findings down to eight ready-made Spotify playlists that we know for sure will get your blood and productivity flowing—these are in no particular order. Thank us later.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 27 Sep, 2018

How to Write Great Follow-Up Emails

Writing great follow-up emails is an imprecise art. Sure, you could simply reiterate what you’ve already mentioned in your first email, add a couple of bold words and exclamation points throughout, and sign off with the all-too-classic, “Hope to hear from you soon!” Or, you could learn the art of writing exceptional follow-up emails—you know, the ones that encourage openings, capture attention and invoke action from readers. Believe it or not, writing great follow-up emails could be the difference between lackluster campaign performance and high response and engagement rates. Leaning on some of the best advice from across the web, we’ve compiled 8 tips that cover how to write great follow-up emails and get the conversation rolling with recipients.   We’ve broken these tips down into what we consider to be four of the most important aspects of a follow-up email: subject line, body, tone, and structure.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 14 Sep, 2018

Listen Up, Inbox By Gmail Users: Here's What You Need To Know

Google just announced its plan to phase out Inbox by Gmail by the end of March 2019 “to focus solely on Gmail.” After its initial invitation-only release in 2014, Inbox by Gmail has been a testing ground for new email functions.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 14 Sep, 2018

How To Create Gmail Filters for Your Accounts

Between the endless stream of marketing emails, unimportant notifications and the occasional forwarded chain email sent by an old-fashioned relative, it can be difficult to make sure that you're seeing the important messages in your inbox. Creating Gmail filters can help you sort through the chaff and never miss another important email.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 21 Aug, 2018

How To Start A Google Hangouts Video Call Inside Gmail

Once you learn how to start a video call right inside Gmail, you no longer have to think about or worry about the process of connecting with your team. It's easy, and it is one of the best ways to keep costs down and everyone in the loop.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 21 Aug, 2018

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