Do Work Right From Your Gmail Account
E-mail is such an essential part of our work life. In our work, aside from our team’s messaging apps like Microsoft Teams, we also rely on e-mail especially if we need to communicate with people outside of the organization such as our clients. Some developers, though, sometimes forget about checking their e-mails once they are in “the zone,” meaning they are way in too deep in their programming challenges that they forget to check e-mails unless someone reminds them. When this happens, sometimes they are not informed that there has been a change or an update to the tasks assigned to them or that there are meeting invites that need confirmation, and then task delays happen.
Advancements in technology are our friend most of the time, so thankfully Gmail now has the solution to this problem. In Gmail, you can now have add-ons which can integrate into Gmail so that you can do work straight from the e-mails that you receive.
Some of the add-ons that you can install in your Gmail account are Streak CRM, Asana, Smartsheet, Trello, Wrike, Dialpad, RingCentral, Hire, and Intuit Quickbooks Invoicing. If you are already using any of these services, then you will benefit significantly from the Gmail add-ons.
With Streak CRM, you can see the information of your contact and the company right from your Gmail inbox. You can also view deals details and related deals easily in Gmail. There is no more need to switch between Gmail and Streak CRM tool.
If you are using Asana to manage your tasks, then the Gmail add-on will even make things easier for you. With this add-on, you can turn your e-mails into tasks in Asana as well as assign someone to the task, whether it is to yourself or someone else.
The Smartsheet Google Add-on has the following key features, according to its G Suite Marketplace page:
- Give emails context – Add an entire email as a comment directly to a specific row in a sheet.
- Organize email attachments – Add some or all email attachments to a specific row in Smartsheet.
- Create new rows from Gmail – Create new rows in Smartsheet from Gmail to add emails and attachments as needed.
If you are using Trello’s kanban board, then you will love the Trello add-on for Gmail since this add-on will allow you to turn e-mails into tasks with just one click.
These are just a few of the add-ons that you can install in your Gmail. You can also check out the Marketplace and search for the app that you want to integrate into your Gmail if it is not on the list above. Now there is no more excuse not to check your Gmail inbox.
For more information about Gmail add-ons, click here.
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