Search operators you can use with Gmail

Gmail allows you to use words or symbols called search operators to filter your search results. By combining search operators you can filter results even more. To specify the sender, search using from: To specify a recipient, search using to: To find words in the subject line, use Subject: To find messages that match multiple terms, use OR or { […]

How to move your Google Authenticator Credentials

When you set up two factor authentication, a code is generated that is entered into apps such as Google Authenticator to give you that second factor of authentication, ‘something you have’. Given that many of us update phones every couple of years, migrating your Google Authenticator credentials is an important issue to consider when you […]

Using Google Tasks

Google Tasks is a very useful tool to manage tasks, notes & reminders. It’s possible to manage multiple Task Lists, so you can group your tasks into subsets such as: To Do, Reminders, Tech, Notes, etc. Google allows you to repeat reminders in the app settings, but once a task is completed the app won’t create the next […]

Improve your website ranking on Google

Your website Google ranking depends not only on having a secure certificate (https) but also on the speed of loading. You can  check the link of your website at this Google PageSpeed Insights page:  https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/  Note that it gives separate results for both the desktop & mobile versions of your website.  

Consider accessing mail using a Web Browser (Webmail)

For years, many of us have accessed our email via an email client like Outlook, Thunderbird, Evolution, or Eudora. Whilst these programs are powerful, things get messy when you try & access mail from multiple devices. The proliferation of smartphones, notebooks, netbooks, tablets/ipads, & desktops makes it difficult to synchronize mail to all devices. When […]

Using Canned Responses in Gmail

If you use Gmail to access your email, you may like to activate a very handy feature called “Canned Responses”, which is available under Google Labs. These are stock responses you can use for common requests, saving you having to retype it every time. To activate Canned Responses: 1. Click the “Settings” link near the […]

How to use Gmail with an IMAP client such as Outlook

Delete Messages: To delete a message in a Gmail IMAP account, move the message to the [Gmail]/Trash folder. Archive Messages: To archive an email or remove it from a folder (i.e. Gmail label), “delete” the message. Mark Messages as Spam or Not Spam: To report an email as junk move the message to the [Gmail]/Spam […]

Using the spreadsheet in Google Apps

Recently I experimented with using the online spreadsheet available in Google Apps to manage our price list. I’ve been very surprised by the functionality & ease of use. For many years I saw these online apps as merely viewing tools to open documents when on the road. But after using it for over a week […]

Turn off gridlines in Google Sheets

If you have a Google spreadsheet that you want to hide the gridlines, simply go to the View Menu, select Gridlines & toggle the checkmark to off. It’s that easy!

How to Whitelist an Email Sender in Gmail

Have you ever had a situation where an important email you’re expecting never made it to your Inbox? Instead, Gmail incorrectly classified that legitimate email as spam & moved into the spam folder. This can particularly be a problem with newsletters that you have subscribed to. There are two ways to whitelist emails in Gmail. […]