Turn an email into an appointment in Gmail

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 32893

For those that use Gmail and Google calendar, you know (or maybe you don't) that if you hover your mouse over a date/time in an email it will relate itself to your calendar and enable you to schedule that appointment and not leave your email.


What about those emails that don't have a date/time but you want to be able to turn that email into an appointment - a big TO-DO in your day...saving the email and everything in it?


It's super cool - when you are reading the email in Gmail - see that little arrow over there?  If you click that, it will open up completely....



Then, when you have it email open, it will give you a new menu, and you can "create an event" with that email...


It will then open up your calendar, and enable you to add location, invite additional guests (and I always delete myself and the email sender unless I want them to get a notification, but since I use this mainly for reminders for myself for extra important "things to do" for myself...I delete the guest list) and VOILA - you now have an appointment with all the information intact for you to reference.


Happy tasking!!


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6703 Academy NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109


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Comments (5)

Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

A splendid tip Linda DeVlieg > in your Turn an email into an appointment in Gmail . I use MS Outlook.  There are a few more steps.  You have to hover over the email "right click" then follow up and 'add a reminder'.  Maybe I should blog on that too!  Thanks.  I clicked LIKE.

Jan 05, 2015 09:51 PM
Linda DeVlieg
Keller Williams Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Real Estate

Yes you should!  I haven't used Outlook for a long time, but I think that having the ability to add something to a calendar without leaving the email is such a time saver!



Jan 05, 2015 09:52 PM
Doris Freeman
Reliant Realty - Gallatin, TN
Broker/Agent, Realtor

I love learning something new first thing in the AM, thanks for the tip, I'll try it.

Jan 05, 2015 10:09 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I really need to start using my Google calendar more often.  I'm still so old school and handwrite on an actual paper calendar!

Jan 23, 2015 03:30 AM
Linda DeVlieg
Keller Williams Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Real Estate

Oh my it's amazing; once you use a Google calendar you will never find another better!  ....


Unless you also integrate Fantastical calendar, which is amazing too

Jan 23, 2015 03:34 AM