An Introduction to Gmail Labs: Are you making the most out of your inbox?
The Unread Messages Icon is one of
the most important Gmail Labs
features you can enable. By adding
a number on your Gmail tab, you can
constantly see how many unread
messages you have in your inbox.
Unread Message Icon
If you are the type who has a set of
emails that you constantly find
yourself typing then the Canned
Responses Lab is for you. Simply
create an email and save it as a
Canned Response. It will then be
available for you anytime without the
need to start typing from scratch.
Although Gmail has several great
navigation features, by default, it
constantly wants you to jump back to
your inbox. By using the Auto-
Advance Lab, you can choose to auto
jump the the next or previous
message. This feature saves you
clicks, and saves you time.
Truth be told, the more you take your
hands off of the keyboard, the slower
you are able to get the job done. By
setting up some simple keyboard
shortcuts, you are able to quickly
work your away around Gmail and
become the Email Ninja you were
always meant to be.
Are you constantly jumping between
multiple labels in your gmail?
Wouldn’t it be great to have multiple
views that aren’t just vertically
placed? By using the Multiple-Inbox
Labs feature, you can setup
additional “inboxes” that can be seen
on your main Inbox screen.
The Quck Links feature adds a
customizable menu on the sidebar of
your Gmail screen where you can
input a series of links to your most
popular online destinations. This can
be great for leaving Gmail to go
elsewhere, or to simply have those
links available to quickly copy/paste
into an email message.
For converters of Microsoft Outlook,
the Preview Pane feature might make
you feel right at home. This option
allows you to open a preview of your
email on the right side of the screen,
or below your email messages in
The Google Calendar Gadget adds a
Google Calendar window on the left
side of your inbox. This can come in
handy when needing to constantly
switch between the two applications.
Google Calendar Gadget