Gmail Hacks for Freelance Translators

 

Overview

As a freelance translator, you probably spend more time emailing than you realize. You’re communicating with your clients, whether leads or prospects and/or your teammates. Fortunately, many freelancers use Gmail in their everyday communications. Then, get ready to maximize your productivity in using Gmail with a recipe of hacks, including how to visualize your email activity, prioritize certain emails within your Inbox, use multiple Gmail accounts at the same time, protect your Gmail account, and more. In a four-hour session, you will learn 40 Gmail hacks that will make you a Gmail guru .

What you will learn:

 

  • How to un-send an email;
  • How to get rid of the “Social” and “Promotions” tabs so you only have to deal with one tab;
  • How to visualize your email activity;
  • How to pause your inbox;
  • How to add a signature to your emails (and use it for marketing!);
  • How to send an email that self-destructs;
  • How to send an email that requires 2-step verification to read;
  • How to use your Gmail address for multiple account signup;
  • How to format your emails and add bullet points, numbered lists, bold, italics, and more;
  • How to quote a previous email;
  • How to insert photos so they display right within your email;
  • How to use labels to organize your emails into categories;
  • How to mark emails as unread after reading them;
  • How to use the automatic sorting and filtering to cut down on spam, or to prevent important emails from hitting your spam;
  • How to start using stars and markers;
  • How to drive Google to mark your emails;
  • How to automatically find and unsubscribe from spam emails;
  • How to mute conversations;
  • How to use Gmail search operators to search like a Gmail power user;
  • How to get reminded if a recipient hasn’t replied to an email after a certain amount of time;

 

 

  • How to be able to work even with a bad internet connection!
  • How to see more (or less) emails in your inbox at a time;
  • How to ungroup emails from a thread into individual messages in your inbox;
  • How to know instantly when someone opens an email you sent;
  • How to get desktop notifications for new emails;
  • How to use different-colored stars;
  • How to easily learn and use keyboard shortcuts;
  • How to get rid of email preview snippet;
  • How to automatically prioritize certain emails within your Inbox;
  • How to use filters to automatically categorize emails based on certain criteria;
  • How to keep working even when you’re offline;
  • How to give access to your Gmail account to someone else without giving them your password;
  • How to open multiple Gmail accounts – as separate tabs – in the same browser window;
  • How to automatically advance to your next message;
  • How to create canned responses that you can input with a click;
  • How to create your own keyboard shortcuts;
  • How to manage multiple sub-Inboxes;
  • How to preview your emails;
  • How to move the chat to the right side;
  • How to turn on a 2-step verification to protect your Gmail account.

Prerequisites for an online session:

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista, Windows 8, or Windows 10 
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: Zoom desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone – attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat. Yet, it is recommended.
• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Join from Android

• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free Zoom Cloud Meetings App from the Google Play Store

 

For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: Zoom desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone – attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat. Yet, it is recommended.
• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Note

The session can be delivered online/offline to give an orientation to students and translation newbies how to maximize their productivity with Gmail hacks. 

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