Gmail ~ I Bet You Didn't Know It Does This!

Real Estate Agent with Novella Real Estate

glassGmail has so many time-saving features.  The more I study it the more I like it!   Here's a quick list, read it over and let me know if you knew Gmail could do:

  • UnDoSend ~ After composing and sending an email, you realize you shouldn't have sent it?  Or are you famous for sending an attachment, but forgetting to attach the attachment? Well now you can "unsend" an email that was sent.  You must turn this feature on.  You will find it in Google Labs>Settings>Undo Send
  • Canned Responses ~ We all have repetious messages we send, answering the same old question.  For me it's typically a rental inquest.  To speed up this process I have created a "rental response" canned message, which makes the whole process easy to complete in a few seconds.  This to, must be turned on in Google Labs>Settings>Canned Responses, click Enable box.
  • Nested Labels ~ Used when you want to Nest (or tier) a label under a Heading.  i.e.  Closings then have all your closing client files under it.  It would look like this:
         Client Name
         Client Name
    Step 1. This needs to be set up in Google Labs>Settings>Nested Labels
    step 2.  IN Gmail>Settings>Labels
    Step 3.  Create Head label "Closing"  Then "Closing/Client Name1" repeat for each Client Name

    At first it might seem as though the "Closing/Client name1" will be too long, but the system drops the txt in front of the "/"  so it will look like this:
                         Client Name
  • Google Docs Preview in Gmail ~ For those who are using Google Docs, this app is a speedy way to get to your Google Docs right from your Gmail.  Turn it on in Labs.
  • Google Calendar Gadget ~ just like the Docs Preveiw, this priview will allow you to see your Google Calendar in a smaller format right in your Gmail screen.  Turn it on in Labs.

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Comments (15)

Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Kristal, I am famous (gosh I really hope not) for forgetting to attach the attachment- lets just say I've done it more than once! LOL  The unsend feature would be great.  I have yet to sign up, but I'm sold!

Feb 02, 2011 04:46 AM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

My geeky son-in-law has been touting the advantages of Gmail for awhile now, between the two of you I'll have to start paying attention!

Feb 02, 2011 09:24 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Kristal, in everyone one of your posts on the features of gmail I learn something new! this is one of the many reasons I subscribe to your blog here. Now I can get some extra zzzz's or or play in the studio given the extra time I can save with the canned response feature. Thank you!

Feb 02, 2011 02:33 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I wonder how the unsend works.  There would have to be a delay right?

Feb 02, 2011 02:44 PM
Toronto, ON

Hi Kristal - Looks like Google Labs is cooking up some great new features.

Feb 02, 2011 03:25 PM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Thanks  Kristal.  This is great information.  And, it will get me out of the office sooner. 

Feb 03, 2011 12:26 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Krystal, thanks for the heads up & info..i use gmail for alot of things & love that unsend...believe it works as long as the other party doesn't open the mail.

Feb 03, 2011 12:50 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kristal, thanks for the Gmail Lab information...didn't know about this and will be checking it out.

Feb 03, 2011 10:27 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

KK - thanks for the great tips. I recall Unsend from Lotus Notes years ago but had forgotten, and didn't know Gmail had that option. GREAT to now, now that  my gmailing is becoming my email of choice.


Feb 04, 2011 01:04 PM
Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate

Thanks Kristal for sharing this information. I can't wait to use them.

Feb 04, 2011 10:48 PM
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

I have yet to investigate all the amazing features of gmail.  Thanks for the info.

Feb 05, 2011 02:08 PM
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

Hi Krystal,

Great informative post, and thanks for the rest of your gmail series, we are just getting our feet wet with it, and by now are starting the see that there are some real good uses for it.

Our CRM sync's with it and this offer a great way to keep most of our stuff in tune regardless where we are.

Thanks again

Feb 17, 2011 10:41 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

This is awesome stuff! 

I'm so glad I subscribed to you when I first started on ActiveRain. You were my mentor and now always my hero! :)

Mar 31, 2011 07:16 AM
Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Ah Brad, thank you!  Glad to see your face in the neighborhood!

Apr 01, 2011 05:59 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Kristal, this series on Gmail has really opened my eyes on using gmail. 

Aug 05, 2011 06:58 PM

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