3 Tips to Get to Inbox Zero Faster in Gmail

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Gmail has several features built-in that make it easier to get to your important emails fast, and thus, achieve inbox zero. After implementing these tips, Gmail will do a better job at filtering out trivial emails and notifying you only when it’s important. Additionally, Google’s tools learn over time until eventually, you’ll never have to deal with irrelevant mail again.

Enable Priority Inbox

Easily the most impactful tool when it comes to filtering emails is Priority Inbox. With Priority Inbox, Gmail analyzes your usage and automatically labels emails important based on the data it gathers. Some factors Gmail uses to determine the value of an email are how often you email the recipient, which emails you’ve previously opened, which emails you’ve previously replied to, common keywords found within emails you’ve opened, and which emails you’ve starred.

This information, along with other factors, will determine which emails are marked important and placed in your Priority Inbox. You’ll only receive notifications for emails that arrive in the Priority Inbox, and the remaining emails are placed in a general inbox which isn’t synced with your mobile device. So to see how to set up Priority Inbox, check out our full guide below.

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Gmail for Android gets a vacation responder, attachment support for all file types, and printing on KitKat

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Google today updated Gmail for Android, adding a vacation responder, attachment support for all file types, and printing on Android 4.4 KitKat. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.

The vacation responder is rather timely, given that it’s right before the holiday season. If you forgot to set or update your message before leaving the house for the next few weeks, this one is for you. Just create or update your auto responder message right in the Gmail app on Android.

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How to Backup Your SMS, Calls and Whatsapp Messages to Gmail

In this how-to, It will explain on how to set up SMS Backup+ to save all your communication to Gmail. It should help you use the app for the first few times until you are familiar with its different configurations.

Step 1: Set up SMS Backup+

In order for SMS Backup+ to work, you need to enable IMAP access in your Gmail inbox. To do that, go to gmail.com in your computer’s browser, click the Settings icon in the top right and choose Settings. Jump to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, and make sure you enable IMAP like in the screenshot below and make sure you save the settings. Now, you can install SMS Backup+ on your phone, click on Connect and give it access to your Gmail account.

Step 2: Choose Your Preferences

SMS Backup+ is a very configurable app and you might get lost at first with the different settings. Here’s what you need to configure at first.

Set and Enable Auto Backup

In the main SMS Backup+ window, you need to tick the Auto Backup option. This will ensure that your device is automatically sending your new messages to Gmail in the background without you needing to lift a finger. If, instead, you’d rather manually trigger the backup, you can leave it disabled.

The Auto Backup Settings page lets you pick the frequency of the backups — from every half hour to once daily — and whether the backup should also be triggered after receiving a new message. I personally prefer to leave that last one set as Never, since I don’t receive a lot of messages and I’d rather let the app run only once daily. You can also force the app to only use WiFi, which is a wise decision if you also want to backup your Whatsapp communication.

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Five power user tools in a Gmail for Android that you should know

20130607 Gmail 4.5 icons 001 700x500 - Five power user tools in a Gmail for Android that you should knowThough it’s not nearly as robust as the Web version, Gmail for Android packs a good number of tools which, when utilized correctly, can make managing e-mail on the go a little less painless. And, when mastered, they’ll even increase your productivity. Gmail veteran or not, dig through this guide to uncover understated workflow tips, along with some of the not-so-obvious features you may have missed.

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Tips To Make The New Gmail v4.5 Android App Easier To Use

Gmail 4.5 Android tips ft - Tips To Make The New Gmail v4.5 Android App Easier To UseFor now, tabbed inboxes are opt-in but Android users will find that these new tabs aren’t the only thing that’s changed. With the arrival of tabs and the updated app, how you select messages in bulk, receive notifications for each label i.e. inbox tab, and the way messages are deleted has all changed. Sender images are a new addition to the app. The old features are all still there but they need to be enabled, and it isn’t very clear how to do so. Here are Four Tips To Make The New Gmail Android App Easier To Use.

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New Gmail for Android Got New Inbox and Slide-Out Navigation

ku xlarge - New Gmail for Android Got New Inbox and Slide-Out NavigationGmail just got a new update with a brand new inbox featuring labels, contact images, and indicators for your promotional, update, and social notifications. Additionally, new slide-out navigation makes it easy to access whatever you need when you need it.

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How to Back up Text messages on your Android Phone

bilde?Site=C4&Date=20130528&Category=FEATURES01&ArtNo=305280062&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0&Back up important text messages using these easy tips - How to Back up Text messages on your Android Phone It helps a lot if you use an Android phone, where your only hard part is deciding which app you want to use for the job. And on that operating system, one of the most popular choices is the free SMS Backup+. Once you connect the app to your Gmail account, it automatically backs up your texts and multimedia messages to Gmail (or any other e-mail service that supports IMAP synchronization), where you’ll find them under an “SMS” label.

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Gmail for Android updates to enable replies from notifications

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Gmail for Android updated today to let users respond to e-mails directly from push notifications.

That’s not all: the update also allows archiving and searching Gmail from the notifications window.

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