Gmail is undoubtedly the best web email service. We have been using their services from quite a long time and never faced any problem. All of our communications are channeled by Gmail. Google always try to give its users something new which could enhance their usage and utility. Gmail Labs is a perfect example for it. Gmail Labs has a bunch of experimental features which according to Gmail team, are not that polished according to their set benchmark but still they are available for public use.
If you wish to use Labs features then you have to login to your Gmail account. Then click on settings on the top right corner and select a tab named Labs.
Here you will find many Add-ons which can be enabled or disabled by the radio button present in front of them. Finally click on Save Changes button to save your settings.
This is how you can access Gmail Labs features. Now we will check 5 Labs features which you would find useful for your usage.
Right Side Chat
This Gmail Labs Add-on puts your Gmail chat box on the right side of your inbox. With this you can efficiently use the space on your screen and on top of that; no ads will be visible on the right while reading an email, once you activate this Add-on.
Those who get a lot of emails daily, for them Multiple Inbox is very useful.
Although there is one alternative available if you don’t wish to use this Add-on and that is Priority Inbox. Priority inbox also solves the very same purpose with a different look wherein Gmail analyzes incoming messages and predicts what’s important. Once you access settings, this feature can be found under separate tab named Priority Inbox.
Default ‘Reply to All’
Are you using Gmail for your corporate mails also? Well then this Add-on would help you to mark hundred people on an email directly. This Add-on makes ‘Reply to All’ as a default option for replying emails.
Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
One of our friends was using this feature and that’s when it caught our attention. Gmail supports a large number of keyboard shortcuts. If you want to make your task simpler just by using keyboard then this is a very good Add-on for you. It helps you to remap your keyboard shortcuts as per your convenience.
Create a document
At times we get certain emails where the information is required to be kept as a document. If you receive such kind of emails quite often then you should enable this add-on. It will let you to create a Google Doc document directly from your email where you can save your information easily.
With all these Gmail Labs Add-ons one can easily amplify the usage of its Gmail. So try them now.