Why use Gmail in the browser?

Gmail.pngSure, you could use Apple Mail or Microsoft Outlook to receive and send your Gmail or G-suites email but why would you want to? Remember, my bias here is always to make things as simple as possible but no simpler and to never use two tools where one will do so let me make my case.

To me, using Gmail in the Chrome browser provides ample evidence that God loves us and wants us to be productive. I have done multiple posts and screencasts about how well these features work and I’ll include some at the end of the post but here’s a short list of the things that you can do from Gmail in the browser.

  • Use a robust list of keyboard shortcuts to make processing your email much faster.
  • Use advanced search to find hard to find emails.
  • Use tabs to autoclassify emails and separate the ham from the spam.
  • Conduct a video or text chat using the hangouts window.
  • Call one of your contacts through your computer without ever picking up a telephone.

Gmail is so much more than just email and it works best in the browser. If you have not experienced it yet it is difficult to imagine what you might be missing! Here are my top 15 screencasts ranked in order of popularity…

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More reasons why I love Buffer


I am going to make a very strong statement here but it’s one I feel very comfortable in making. If I could only use one tool for social media sharing and analytics, it would be Buffer. Buffer meets all my requirements for a recommended application and it delivers time and again.

recommended-application-criteriaI think the single most important issue in social media for many people may be how do I add social media to my already overflowing plate and still get home for supper. Many of us do social media in addition to some other job end some of us never wanted to engage in social media in the first place but we must to benefit our organization. Therefore, buffer is recommended by Einstein’s razor. It makes the social media process as simple as possible but no simpler…

Take a moment to watch this brief overview of the features I think are relevant and follow the links at the bottom of the post to other articles have written about buffer in the past and then ask me any questions you might have in the comments.

Other Buffer posts…