5 Essential Add-Ons That Will Make Your Gmail Great

If you could add just one improvement to Gmail, what would it be? Chances are there's an add-on, extension or plug-in that does exactly what you want—a thriving ecosystem of third-party tools has grown up alongside Google's email client over the last ten years, and we've highlighted five of the most useful for you to… » 8/15/14 10:41am 8/15/14 10:41am

How to Use the Infinite Number of Email Addresses Gmail Gives You

One trick you may or may not have picked up about Gmail is that you can add in periods anywhere in the front part of your address and it makes no difference whatsoever: john.smith@gmail.com works just the same as johnsmith@gmail.com. What's more, you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g.… » 7/27/14 4:36pm 7/27/14 4:36pm

Archive Texts and Call Logs on Android with SMS Backup +

SMS Backup + isn't the only option for getting your texts and call data off your Android smartphone, but it's one of the simplest and most effective. It archives all of your messages to Gmail (or Google Calendar), and it covers WhatsApp communications too. The app is free to download and install, though you can leave… » 7/22/14 10:19am 7/22/14 10:19am

5 Quick Ways To Free Up Space In Your Gmail Account

Google has boosted Gmail storage space by a factor of 15 since it debuted in 2004, but power users may still find themselves bumping up against the limit (and you now have to share it with Drive and Google+ Photos too). Here are some quick, easy tips for clearing out a significant amount of room in your Gmail account. » 7/15/14 2:17pm 7/15/14 2:17pm

Bookmark Gmail Searches For Easy Email Reference

You may not pay much attention to your browser's address bar while you're clicking around in Gmail, but each screen—from search results to individual emails—has its own unique URL. That means you can bookmark these URLs to give you quick access to searches, filters or threads you want to refer to frequently. » 6/13/14 1:24pm 6/13/14 1:24pm