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Upgraded Email Storage For Google Apps Gmail Finally Coming

Posted by in Google Gmail on May 31st, 2013 | Comment »

google-drive-logoI have been wondering for the last five years if Google Apps was ever going to allow their users to purchase additional email storage over the 25 GB limit that comes with Google Apps for Business. I am sure Google received complaint after complaint from users who have or were close to hitting the 25 GB email quota who didn’t want to delete archived emails for record-keeping purposes. After years of waiting, Google has finally announced that they will allow users to increase their email storage.

Google is going to combine the 25 GB Gmail and 5 GB Drive quota for all current users to give users a combined 30 GB of storage and then allow users to upgrade their storage beyond the 30 GB …

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Gmail Tip: Auto-Tag Emails For Better Categorization

Posted by in Google Gmail on October 27th, 2010 | Comment »

Auto-label emails in GmailHere is a great Gmail tip that I use to auto-tag or auto-label my emails. I am obsessed with email organization. I get hundreds of emails a day and need to stay on top of them. To help me stay organized, I set up tags (or labels) for certain emails. I have many different business contacts that email me and it’s easy for an email to get overlooked when you have to go through almost a hundred emails each day.

Before Using Auto-Labels

Before I began using Gmail’s filter tool, I would open up the email and manually tag it with the appropriate tag and try to remind myself to come back to it later if I was busy. I have a label for …

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FAQ: When will the new Gmail layout come to Google Apps?

Posted by in Google Gmail on September 16th, 2010 | Comment »

New Gmail Layout Coming to Google AppsIf you use Gmail, you probably noticed that Google cleaned up the layout about a month ago, which was a noticeable and welcomed improvement to Gmail. What Gmail added was a better emphasis on Contacts and Tasks availability.  They simply added links to Contacts and Tasks under the Mail link at the top and added a more aesthetically pleasing Compose mail button.

Additionally, the Contacts manager is much easier to use and contains more features, which makes it much easier to add and edit your contact’s information.

Many Google Apps users are wondering if and when the new Gmail look will be available to Google Apps users. Google has not announced when this change will be made available to Google Apps users, but they have …

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Gmail Priority Inbox Review

Posted by in Google Gmail on September 9th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Gmail Priority Inbox ReviewGoogle recently added a new feature to Gmail: Priority Inbox. This is probably one of the best features in Gmail that I’ve seen in a while despite all the new features that Google has released. I’ve already used lots of the plugins that available in Google Labs, but this one has to be my favorite addition to Gmail.

Essentially, over time, Google begins to learn which emails of yours are important based on which emails you read and respond to. Additionally, you can also mark emails as important or not important so Gmail becomes better at sorting out your emails for you. When you go into your priority inbox, important unread emails will be displayed at the top, followed by starred emails, followed by …

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Gmail Tips: Increase Productivity With These Google Labs Add-Ons

Posted by in Google Gmail on June 2nd, 2010 | Comment »

Organization is half the battle of being more productive and simply getting stuff done. That was the main reason I began using Google Apps back in December of 2009 — to help me study for the Bar Examination.  During my time studying, I was astonished by how much more productive I became by using Google Docs and Calendar.

When it comes to email, the tools provided by Gmail are second-to-none when it comes to productivity.  The most important feature of Gmail that you don’t get with other e-mail platforms is conversation threading.  If I send an email, the person I sent it to replies to me, and I reply back, all those messages will be stored in a single email. With other e-mail …

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Gmail Tip: Create Easy eMail Templates With Canned Responses

Posted by in Google Gmail on June 1st, 2010 | 10 Comments

When it comes to work email, you probably find yourself writing the same e-mail over-and-over again.  Whether it’s responding to a common customer question, writing a thank you note to someone, or an initial e-mail after meeting someone, you’re likely rehashing a general email that you’ve already spent time writing and editing before. You may have even found yourself going through your Sent Mail in order to copy-and-paste an email that you’ve sent someone else already.

With a new feature in Gmail, Canned Responses, you can now save your email templates and insert them quickly into your emails with ease without having to open a file where you store your email templates or scrummaging through your sent emails.

To enable this feature, click the green …

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3 Google Updates Worth Knowing About

Posted by in Google Apps Marketplace, Google Docs, Google Gmail, Google Voice on May 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment

It’s overwhelming to keep track of everything Google does.  One day they’re improving Google Docs, another day they’re changing Google Search, and then they release Google TV.  There has been so much going on lately with Google.  Google is improving everything they do all of the time — that is what they do.  Here are three additions to some Google services that have gotten overshadowed by the major announcements coming from the Google I/O.

1.) New Themes in Google Forms

24 new themes have been added to Google Forms.  Thanks to their partnership with iStockPhoto, they were able to include lots of new imagery into their forms.

2.) Google Voice For Students

Google Voice is still being tested and is available by …

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Gmail Adds Drag-and-Drop Images

Posted by in Google Gmail on May 14th, 2010 | Comment »

GMail LogoAnother nifty update came to Gmail recently. Last month, Google released drag-and-drop attachments. This month, Google was able to add drag-and-drop images.

The features is only available on Chrome, which should be your primary browser by now if you’ve been reading what I’ve had to write about it, but Google will be rolling out this feature for other browsers as well.

The cool thing about this new feature is that the pictures that you drag-and-drop don’t even have to be stored on your computer. You can find images online from websites or conveniently through Google’s image search and drop them right into your e-mails. Go ahead and give it a try!…

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New Google Technologies Released This Week

Posted by in Google Calendar, Google Gmail, Local Search on April 19th, 2010 | 2 Comments

New Google TechnologiesThe pace at which Google is developing and releasing new technologies has become staggering. It’s often difficult to stay on top of all of these developments, which is part of the reason we’ve started the Zadling Google Blog, which you can subscribe to here.  We want to create a blog that deals with Google’s new products and technology only. Whether you’re here to learn more about Google Apps or Google Voice, when it comes to new Google products, we have you covered.

There have been a lot of new features introduced by Google since they released the New Google Docs just last week. Let’s do a quick review.

1.) Localized Google Auto-Suggest

Google has added more relevant local suggestions to its auto-suggest …

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Gmail Adds Nested Labels, Ends Folders vs. Labels Debate

Posted by in Google Gmail on April 9th, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google Gmail Nested LabelsA common concern of people who begin using Google Apps for their e-mail is that Google Gmail does not have folders. Instead of folders, Gmail uses labels. Some people have gotten so used to organizing e-mails using folders that they don’t want to even hear about labels, but there really are several advantages to using labels instead of folders.

The most important benefit is the ability to use multiple labels for an e-mail. This means that a particular e-mail isn’t stuck in a certain folder — an e-mail can exist in multiple places at the same time, which makes it easier to categorize and find the information you need.

For example, you can have a label for a particular topic and also have a …

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