Remove Gmail’s Clutter With the Chrome Extension ‘Simplify’

Chrome: Sometimes, the very best hacks are the simplest. And it’s no surprise that the Chrome extension Simplify is one of my new favorites, because it takes all the clutter baked into Gmail and Thanos-snaps it into oblivion.

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Get Back Some of Inbox’s Features With Darwin Mail

If you, like many of us, have been missing Google’s Inbox since it shut down last year, Darwin Mail might be a good replacement. The service works with your Gmail account to bring many of the best features of Inbox back to your inbox.

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See Someone’s Facebook and LinkedIn Info Right in Gmail With This Extension

One of the features of being a reporter is you get a significant amount of unsolicited email, often from people that you don’t know. Discoverly is a Chrome extension that can help put those stranger’s emails into perspective.

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How to Use Swipe Controls to Manage Your Gmail Inbox on iOS

Google announced swipe gesture controls are coming to Gmail iOS starting today, and should be available to all iOS Gmail users soon. Though the update doesn’t add any new commands to Gmail, it makes it much easier to quickly manage your inbox by letting users customize what left or right “swipe” actions do.

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How to Use Swipe Controls to Manage Your Gmail Inbox on iOS

Google announced swipe gesture controls are coming to Gmail iOS starting today, and should be available to all iOS Gmail users soon. Though the update doesn’t add any new commands to Gmail, it makes it much easier to quickly manage your inbox by letting users customize what left or right “swipe” actions do.

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Why ‘AMP’ Is Going to Be a Big Deal for You and Your Emails

It’s been a year since Google announced AMP support would be coming to its email apps and web clients, and the rollout has finally started. (A handful of other email providers have joined the cause as well.)

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Gmail’s ‘Canned Responses’ Feature Is Finally Good

Gmail’s template feature just got a badly needed redesign. Poorly named “canned responses,” this isn’t the feature where Gmail suggests a two-word reply to an email. (That’s “smart reply.”) This is a much more useful feature, buried in the “Advanced” settings menu on Gmail’s desktop interface, that lets you save…

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How to See if Someone is Tracking Emails They Send You

A few years ago a friend that works in PR told me about Streak, an email tracking service that lets you know when someone has opened a message you send them, sometimes with details about where that opening happened and even what device they were on when they were reading it.

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How to Turn on Dark Mode in Windows 10 Mail

As of this week, Windows 10 Mail finally has a Dark Mode worth using. After a few weeks of testing with Insiders, the upgraded Mail and Calendar app now includes a more useful version of the feature for the email side of the app: one that actually makes the whole app dark, and offers the ability to quickly go “bright”…

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How to Write the Ultimate Canned Email

If you get a lot of emails that deserve at least a cursory reply, you might feel like no form-letter email could possibly replace all of them. Here’s a clever solution, borrowed from the sci-fi author Robert Heinlein.

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