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New ways Gmail can help with GTD-Gmail adds features and new extensions out

by Tris Hussey on November 15th, 2006

It’s been a busy launch week so far.  Scot and I have been taking it a bit easy (off our normal couple posts a day routine).  I had this post save to write, I’ve been meaning to write it up for way too long … better late than never!

As you should know by now, Google released a bunch of new features for Gmail last week.  One in particular can really help you manage your e-mail better and there is a new Firefox plugin that makes Gmail a GTD machine.

So first is the new mute threads feature (Lifehacker and Bladam) … you know those e-mails that start getting sent around and after about the third response it’s pretty much pointless (or you just don’t care anymore)?  All you need to do is when you’re in Gmail and you’re on the thread in question (or annoyance) hit the "m" key.  That sends all future responses right to the archive unless it was sent directly to you then it hits the inbox.  Cool, eh?

Next is GTDGmail.  Here is the feature list:

GTDGmail Features:

  • Easily organise GTD labels (sort your Gmail messageS & your tasks)
  • Review outstanding tasks.
  • Searches can be created and saved that enable precise queries over your GTD tasks.
  • You can quickly compose Tasks and References and send them to your Inbox.
  • Print tasks to cards

Since I’m not a Firefox user really anymore (yeah, yeah boo hiss), I haven’t tried it.  But how about one of you give it a whirl and report back?  Here’s the direct download link.

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3 opinions for New ways Gmail can help with GTD-Gmail adds features and new extensions out

  • Rico
    Nov 16, 2020 at 2:17 am

    I’ve always wanted to meet the man/team who developed Gmail, shake his/their hand(s) profusely and treat him/them to a meal. The way Google’s webmail organizes messages into “conversations” is pretty helpful, keeping people from getting deluged by a full inbox.

    Like YouTube, Gmail is a web killer-app. But unlike the online video site, Gmail can actually improve your productivity, if used properly of course. :)

  • rafiq
    Nov 16, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Works pretty sweet especially if you forward many different email addresses to gmail with one click you can see all your mail from [email protected] nicely organised in your gmail account. Still testing so haven’t used all teh features yet.

  • Tris Hussey
    Nov 16, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Rico: I agree. Gmail sets, IMHO a high standard for webmail. I’ve tried lots over the years, but I love Gmail. I love the integration with other Google tools and secure POP access (which rocks when on the road BTW)

    rafiq: I haven’t tried the mail from trick yet. But I do forward all my mail into Gmail (then download with Outlook).

    Again, Gmail is a pretty powerful tool and I think a lot of people just tap into a small fraction of the power.

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