Getting organised with Google’s huge array of web, mobile and tablet apps goes way beyond syncing your emails and calendars and setting up a few bookmarks for your favourite sites. It is now possible to shift your entire life onto Google, utilising its free services to better manage everything from everyday tasks, to the running of your business, and keeping up to date with your stocks. The key is how you implement these into your life.
A lot of what’s available through Google’s web browser, Chrome, is not always hugely advertised.
There are a lot of great unknown tricks and tips for speeding up your workflow and streamlining the way you and your devices communicate with Google.
In the following tutorials you will learn how to make the most out of Google Drive; discover how to treat Chrome as your new desktop, giving you access to all your files, documents and favourite websites instantly, as well as a selection of tips on the various Chrome extensions that are available; and learn some great time-saving techniques for organising all of your online and offline content. Whether you want to play music from the cloud or receive phone notificaions on your desktop, in these guides you are going to find out just how organised you can get.
In Gmail, hover over the navigation menu to the left of the page. Scroll down to Categories and click the more icon to the right of a category. Under ‘In Label List’, check Show.
By default there are four categories: Social, Updates, promotions and Forum. Google will automatically allocate your emails to categories, depending on their content.
If an email has been added to a category that it isn’t meant for, click the checkbox next to it. Then click ‘Note Category Name’. Or click the tag icon and reallocate somewhere else.