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How to Use Your Gmail Account to Increase Productivity

When I have a busy work week, I live and breathe by my google accounts. So, over the years, I've learned and applied a few tricks to make my life a bit easier.


Today, I want to share them with you! These three tips will increase help you increase and optimize your productivity by controlling your Gmail inbox. Let's get into it! :)


TIP 1: Sending emails quickly

This tip will help save you time by never requiring your hands to leave the keyboard. By typing CMD+ Enter, your email will magically send. Instead of needing to find the send button, you can just keep on typing - it's honestly more helpful than you might think.


Tip #2: Archiving emails you MIGHT need later, but not right now

Have you ever deleted an email and then ended up needing it a week or a month later? Yeah...I've been there.


Not only does it inconvience your team, it can also make you look unorganized. But if you're like me, you can't stand having any read emails in your inbox.


The solution? Archive them!


To archive an email, just select which you want to archive and hit the letter E. Just like that - it's out of sight (but still accessible!)


Tip #3: Deleting emails you will NEVER need again

Marketing emails, random notifications, and unnecessary information can really take up a lot of space (and effort) in your email.


Obviously, you're going to want to delete those to clear up space for new ones to flood in, so here's how to do it quickly and with very little effort.


All you have to do is select the emails you want to delete and press #. Just like that, they're gone!


Tip #4: Using the Gmail search function

Need to find something ASAP but have no clue where it's at? You don't want to be the person who takes forever to find files and emails, so here's the solution.


Press / (forward slash) in the search bar at the top of your Gmail account, and the function gives you the option to search for ANY email in your inbox, excluding spam.


I love using this to help find information that I need in a pinch - it's extremely useful.


I hope that today's tips will help you master your Gmail inbox - or at least give you a leg up when it comes to organizing your inbox.


Thanks for reading and check back in next week for more!

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