Gmail is the platform of choice for most people these days. It’s unique design, threaded messages and features make it ideal for both personal and professional use. Even some medium and large businesses are setting their employees up with Gmail accounts for ease of use. With Labs it is easy to fully customize email addresses to get exactly what you want.
There are some tools that are great for outreach in particular. They make it easier to contact those you need and send relevant information. Here are the five best Gmail tools to use for outreach.
1. Insert Images
There are two ways to insert images into an email in actual image form, rather than as an attachment. The first is to copy an image to your clipboard, then paste it into the actual body of an email.
2. Google Drive
If you have a lot of content to share, or you are working on a collaboration, you can use Google Drive to host it and then allow access by selected users. Gmail is fully integrated to make it easier to send, view or download content from Google Drive, and it is much sleeker and feature rich than the original Google Docs that preceded it.
3. Forward All
Do you need to show someone an entire threaded set of messages? Open up the original message and select More from the header, then Forward All. This will create an easy to read, single message with all of the emails from the thread neatly within it. This can be forwarded to anyone. Engage your users in marketing your content for you!
4. Background Send
Another helpful lab to enable is Background Send. This allows you to read or create new messages, or do anything in your inbox, while the email is still sending or items are attaching. If you frequently have to send large attachments, this is a great lab to have.
5. Multiple Inboxes
Watch all of your Gmail accounts (or other email platforms) in your main Gmail profile. Enable this lab to create actual inboxes that keep them separate, and allow you to send messages from those other accounts. It is much easier to keep on top of all messages this way.
Do you know of any good tools for Gmail that work for outreach? Let us know in the comments.
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