Session Description: Are you spending too much of your time processing email? Gmail has many features that can help you be more productive and save time.

Lessons from The Hamster Revolution

The best way to receive less email is to not send any.

The Basics

  • Compose
  • Send
  • Reply
  • Forward
  • Attach

The Environment

  • Density
  • Theme
  • Chat (Hangouts)

Gmail vs. Email

  • Archive vs. delete
  • Threaded conversations (Settings - General)
  • Labels (Inbox, All Mail etc.)

Choose Your Inbox

The New Inbox (tabs)

Priority Inbox

Inbox Zero

Respond, star, archive or delete


Spend a few minutes processing your email. Work towards inbox zero.

    • Customize settings
      • undo send
      • send and archive
      • chat
    • Labs
    • Right Side Chat
    • Undo Send
      • Canned Responses
      • Others?