Gmail is easily one of the best email services with its advanced functionalities and powerful search. But it’s still far away from being the perfect email organizational system that pushes the concept of email forward in 2019. In this article we rounded up 7 clever features that are currently missing from Gmail that can instantly boost every Gmail users’ daily productivity.
1. Find out when someone opens your email
Tracking is one of the most powerful tools for modern email workflow, because it allows any busy workers to get deeper insights to their recipients’ open status. For example, with tracking you can plan the content of your next follow-up based on whether they have opened your previous email.
A feature like Email Tracking can let Gmail users stay informed about when, where, and how often your email has been opened or when a link has been clicked.
2. Schedule your emails in Gmail for later
With a feature such as Email Scheduling, Gmail users can optimize delivery time and date. This means you can be as flexible as you want with what time you want to plan your emails, and decide exactly when they arrive in your recipient’s inbox.
Imagine getting off 5pm in the evening and scheduling all your emails to be sent 9am next morning – how awesome is that? Send Later is a must-have for every Gmail user who wants to manage their emails more productively.
3. Create professional email signatures
Nowadays email signatures have become a must-have for any business email users to strengthen their online presence and brand visibility. No matter if you’re a start-up, a freelancer, or a student looking to land on your first job – a well-designed email signature helps you deliver professionalism and could be used as a powerful marketing channel.
We wish Gmail could provide a feature that lets you easily create professional and beautiful signatures that you can insert directly into your emails.
Extended reading: Complete guide to create a professional email signature
4. Time-saving Message Templates
We’ve all written the same email content over and over again. For example, anyone working in customer support and using GSuite to answer inquiries will understand this problem.
With a feature like Message Templates, Gmail users can breeze into a professional and productive email routine. If users can save pre-written messages and simply insert them when composing a message, this could save precious hours of everybody’s email time.
5. Add sticky notes and tasks to Gmail messages
Sometimes an email requires a little memo to mark down important details that we can want to keep to ourselves. Other times, emails should be turned into actionable to-do’s. Often we get overwhelmed when we’re checking our emails, because there’s no easy way to note things down or to turn messages into next steps.
This is why we think the following two features in Gmail will greatly improve everyone’s productivity: adding memo notes and turning emails into task items.
➡️Add handy reminders in your emails
6. Get reminded to follow-up on forgotten emails
We’ve all panicked about losing track on conversations in our inbox because there’s simply too much to keep up. While Gmail now offers a handy AI-powered Nudge feature, it is still heavily lacking in flexibility. For example, Gmail doesn’t remind me that my recipient has not responded to my last email.
A killer feature in Gmail that would help any professional in sales, customer support, or freelancers to always stay on track with customer and client emails is follow-up reminders.
7. Increase team productivity in Gmail
There are plenty of features we think can improve team productivity in Gmail for professionals and groups using GSuite/Gmail as their business email solution.
Features like synced email signature templates, shared email snippets and shared reminders in Gmail can let everyone harness the power of teamwork effortlessly within their Gmail inbox.
Thankfully, all of the 7 missing features in Gmail mentioned can be added instantly to your inbox with one powerful plugin:
Step up your Gmail game with Mailbutler, a free productivity extension in Chrome
Mailbutler is a powerful Chrome extension that boosts Gmail productivity to the next level, with features to help you manage your emails in no time. All of Mailbutler’s features are seamlessly integrated with Gmail’s beautiful Material Design interface:
Once Mailbutler is installed, the first thing you’ll spot is the mint green compose button. This means Mailbutler is now up and running!
Those were just a few things that Mailbutler can do. Our latest 2.2 update comes with a list of feature improvements, new integrations and a freshly redesigned Dashboard!
Are you ready to email more productively? Mailbutler for Gmail is available for free on Chrome web store – share this post with a Gmail user who needs a little help with their inbox!