How to Expand Your Email Experience

Don't settle for ordinary email. With these steps, you can take your email experience to the next level.

Steps

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    Access your data anywhere. Turn your webmail account into a hard drive with the free GMail Drive extension for Windows or GDisk for Macs.
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    Don't send gargantuan files. Free services like YouSendIt Lite let you store files of up to a gigabyte on their server. Your contacts are emailed a link they can use to retrieve them.
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    Ping your future self. FutureMe and FutureMail send messages at a later time or date. For a recurring alert - "Hey, self, get the oil changed!" - try calendar apps from Yahoo or Google.
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    Make keyboard shortcuts. Want to type "tfn" and have it expand to "Thanks so much for your note?" Try the free AutoHotkey for Windows or the $30 Text-Expander for Mac.

Sources and Citations

  • Wired Magazine - Original source of this article. Shared with permission.

Article Info

Categories: Email and Instant Messaging