The series I did last week on improving productivity in Gmail, prompted a couple questions from y'all! Good. I love answering direct queries that I know will get used.
Question: "How do I quickly empty a folder? For instance, my "Deals" folder has 1000+ emails in it. I want them GONE. Do I have to check each one and then delete?"
Answer: You can select and act on all of them quite easily.
Identify Priority Targets!
The Priority Inbox allows you to sort your inbox into two, three or four levels of prioritization. The default when you first set it up is into three tiers:
Important and unread emails: Just like it sounds, unread emails that are marked as important are in this top priority tier. They may also be Starred or not.
Starred: This contains emails that are Starred, but aren't marked important. Both read and unread emails that are starred will be in this second tier.
Empty: This is an additional tier you can configure as you wish, but is left empty by default.
Everything else: Read or unread emails that don't fit any of the above requirements.
In this second in a series on using Gmail, we're going to talk about Labels.
Labels are Google's answer to Folders in other email programs. They are more flexible and efficient to use than Folders. You can apply one or more Labels to an email in seconds to effectively organize your emails. They then are easy to see by clicking on a Label in Gmail and to also visually identify in a long list of emails! I show how to create and apply Labels in this video.
I also spend some time showing how to turn off Category tabs. I am not a fan and think they are completely unnecessary vs. using Labels. Embrace the power of the Label, Luke!
Taking the field with Gmail: Game Plan #2: Hit Labels Hard!
- Tim Renshaw ConsultingCEO & President, 2 - presentProfessional Technical Coaching (ProtTechCoach.com), Product Management & Sales Support Consulting. Supporting several customers at this time as well as working as Co-Founder for 3pTALK.com.
- 3pTalkCo-Founder, 2012 - 2013Chief Product Officer for this secure messaging product / service. 3pTALK.com for more information.
- PasswordBankDirector, Product Management, 8 - 1Identity as a Service (IDaas). Recently sold to Symantec.
- CA Inc.Director, Technical Consultant, 10 - 8Sales support role for Arcot Systems and related CA product lines after acquisition of Arcot Sytems by CA, Inc.
- Arcot SystemsDirector, Sales Engineering, 6 - 12Sales support role for Arcot Systems products and services.
- TriCipherVP Product Solutions | Evangelist, 3 - 1Involved in the founding of the company as SingleSignOn.Net through several rounds of funding through January 2004 when the company became TriCipher, Inc. Worked in a variety of capacities throughout the life of the organization from fund raising to business development to marketing to salesperson to sales engineer all the while serving a key role in product management and as public facing technology and product evangelist. Over the last couple of years served not only as evangelist and product specialist, but took on formal management of the Sales Engineering, Professional Services and Support teams.
- CheckFreeProduct Manager, 1998 - 2001Product Manager for Bill Presentation services then for Payment Products services both new product initiatives.
- Bank One CorporationRisk Analyst, 1995 - 1998Led IT support for the Audit and Legal departments.
- Huntington BancsharesNetwork Technology Analyst, 1986 - 1995Began in a traditional commercial analyst role analyzing the financial strength, risk and overall credit worthiness of commercial businesses and gradually moving to an information technology focused career. This grounding in banking has served well from a business and risk recognition / management standpoint in application to e-commerce. The change in career focus while at Huntington to technology operations developed the strong, practical, information technology and infrastructure skills that continue to pay dividends in my current focus on product management for the e-commerce economy.
My hobbies include our reading (history, theology, sci-fi, technology, etc.), our dog, fishing and I have been known to play a video game or two.
I have 20+ years of experience in IT (Information Technology) in large and small companies. This experience ranges from IT operations to product design & management to sales & marketing in banking, online payments, identity management, network security, cryptographic products and more. My goal then as now, is to make the best use of technology to achieve practical, real world solutions with as much security and privacy practices in place while retaining usability.
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- Ohio State UniversityBachelor of Science Business - Finance, 1982 - 1986
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