Make the most of your email
Most people get over 15 emails a day. If you’re juggling your work email and a personal email account, things can get quite overwhelming. Educate yourself on these Gmail hacks to keep your inbox organised and learn how to reply in half the time.
Gmail hack: organise your Gmail inbox with filters
Spending an hour organising your filters now will save you a ton of time down the road. Filters automatically sort incoming mail into labelled folders which you can access in the left sidebar of your desktop setup. They can also organise emails by date, sender, certain words, and even automatically delete emails from a certain sender. To create them, go to Settings > Filters and Blocked Addresses > Create a new filter. From there, build out filters that make sense with your workflow. Perhaps you’d like all messages with the word ‘internship’ in the subject line to go into a folder labelled ‘Summer Internship Applications.’ Or maybe you’d like all messages from your human resources point person and timesheet manager to file into a folder labelled ‘Admin.’ Up to you. To finish, click the Create filter button.
Gmail hack: use Smart Compose to type emails faster
Gmail has a predictive text feature that can finish a sentence for you. As you type, you’ll see the predictive text in grey. To complete the sentence with the predictive text hit the Tab button, or just continue typing if you were going to say something different. To turn on Smart Compose go to Settings > General > select Writing suggestions on under the Smart Compose section.