Though it's not nearly as robust as the Web version, Gmail for Android packs a good number of tools which, when utilized correctly, can make managing e-mail on the go a little less painless. And, when mastered, they'll even increase your productivity.
Gmail veteran or not, dig through this guide to uncover understated workflow tips, along with some of the not-so-obvious features you may have missed. And, hey, maybe you'll finally achieve that mythical "Inbox Zero."
1. Use search the right way. Search is one heck of a powerful tool that often masquerades as a simple feature. If you're using it to surface specific e-mails, you're probably doing it wrong. Effective searching involves picking up a few of Gmail's advanced search operators. For instance, the label it's under, who the recipient was, or if there's an attachment. You can even go as far as using keywords in combination with one or more of these operators, separated by commas or spaces. Here's an example:
In this example, Gmail will look for a message with the keywords "bake sale" in your Sent folder, sent within the last two days. For the complete list of search operators, visit this Google support page.
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