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Outlook to Gmail Edition #proudtobeajet #mcslearn

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Understanding & Harnessing the Power of Gmail

The JCHS Library is ready and able to assist with the migration from Outlook to using Gmail.


We offer one on one, small group and co teaching (to help your kids learn the new system) opportunities for this as well as other educational technology interests.


Click on the red button below to access a handy guide for switching from outlook to Gmail.

Switching to Gmail from Microsoft Outlook

Click the button to access information *Daniel Whitt highly recommends taking about 5-10 minutes to review this link which has 4 primary headings: 1. Differences at a glance, 2. Access your emails, 3. Work with emails, 4. Do more with Gmail.

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Gmail & Your Smartphone

Gmail works best with your smartphone if you use the Gmail app, NOT the built in email system provided on your smartphone.


Below are links to both iOS & Android apps for Gmail.

Gmail Bonus Items!

Alice Keeler is one of my "go to" sources for all things Google. Below is a great link with 5 tips for using Gmail!


My favorite is, "Setup Priority Inbox".


Click the red button below to access this resource.

Kick You Gmail Up A Notch with Chrome Extensions

Chrome Extensions, Apps & Add ons take all the wonderful things you can do with Google and "Kicks It Up a Notch"!


Here are four to get you started:


Wisestamp:

WiseStamp enables you to share your social profiles and promote information you care about in every email you send.


With WiseStamp you can easily:

✓ Link to your Profiles - Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Linkedin, Skype, Gtalk ...

✓ Promote your latest G+, Etsy, Pinterest eBay item, Blog post ...

✓ Share your latest Twitter tweet, Funny Quotes, Green Footers, Legal disclaimers

✓ Add your Company logo, use Multiple signatures and much more....



Bananatag:

Bananatag allows you to track and schedule emails, track files and create email templates right from within Gmail or Google Apps. See what happens to your emails after you press send. Get notified when a recipient opens your email or clicks a link.

• Track emails

• Track Files *Beta

• Schedule Emails *Beta

• Email Templates *Beta

• Schedule recurring emails

• Snooze emails to be read later

• CRM integration

• Track and schedule as a team

• Email open notifications

• Link click notifications

• View awesome email metrics online

• Exportable / customizable reports



Checker Plus for Gmail™:

Get desktop notifications, read, listen or delete emails without opening Gmail or Inbox by Gmail & easily manage multiple accounts.


Features

• See the people emailing you just like in the Gmail chat notification, with an option to show their contact photos or your assigned photos for them.

• Voice notification: If you get an email while you're busy watching a movie or cooking dinner this extension can optionally read it out loud ie. "Jason says, dinner at my place". It's great for the visually impaired.

• Option to monitor any Gmail or custom labels

• Option to run in background when Google Chrome is closed and still get new email alerts • Popup mail preview window to read, archive, mark as read or delete emails without leaving the current tab (or option to go directly to your Gmail tab)


Boomerang:

Boomerang allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date. Write a message now, send it whenever, even if you're not online. Track messages to make sure you hear back, and schedule reminders right inside Gmail™


Boomerang also helps you to postpone incoming emails, by making them disappear from your inbox into a folder or label, then bringing them back to the top of the message list at the specified time. It helps you keep your inbox clean, without losing track of important messages. Boomerang is also the only reminder service that can alert you if you do not get a reply to a message.

WiseStamp for Gmail

WiseStamp enables you to share your social profiles and promote information you care about in every email you send.

ExtensionBananatag Email Tracking

Bananatag allows you to track and schedule emails, track files and create email templates right from within Gmail or Google Apps. See what happens to your emails after you press send. Get notified when a recipient opens your email or clicks a link.

Checker Plus for Gmail™

Get desktop notifications, read, listen or delete emails without opening Gmail or Inbox by Gmail & easily manage multiple accounts.

Bommerang for Gmail

Allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date.

You Are NOT Alone

The JCHS Library is ready and able to assist with the migration to using Gmail. We offer one on one, small group and co teaching (to help your kids learn the new system) opportunities for this and all technology related interests.

We can come to your classroom or the Harvard Room can be reserved.

To book a time with the JCHS Library just follow these steps in the Lab & Resource Scheduler:

Schedule ME (NRobertson-under Library tab)
Schedule a laptop/Chromebook cart
Schedule Harvard Room (optional)

Be sure to email me as there is not a notifications feature from the Lab & Resource Scheduler when someone "reserves" me. : )