Gmail is a powerful mail service that we have been recommending for teachers over the last couple of years. The strength of Gmail lies in the arsenal of features it provides to users from tips on how to organize and sort emails for easy access to setting auto-replies and automatically saving attachments. Gmail Tips for Teachers section here in EdTech and mLearning features a number of key resources to help you tap into the educational potential of Gmail. Additionally, to take your Gmail experience to the next level you may want to try out some third party tools designed particularly for this purpose. Below is a curated list of some of our favourite apps. Check them out and share with your colleagues. Enjoy
‘Send personalized email messages (with attachments) to multiple people using Mail Merge for Gmail and also keep track of email opens. Each e-mail message is unique and, unlike putting email addresses in the CC or BCC fields, each recipient will receive your intended message as if it were sent solely to them.’
2- Save Emails and Attachments
‘Save Emails is a Google add-on that will help you automatically download email messages and file attachments from Gmail to your Google Drive folders. The email threads are converted into high-quality print-ready PDF files while the file attachments are saved in their original format in Google Drive.You can use the add-on to backup important emails, video files, large images, Microsoft Office documents, travel receipts and other emails easily from Gmail to your Google Drive.’
This extension will open a Compose window in Gmail when you click any email address on a webpage. It also provides a button that will create a Gmail message when clicked, using the page title as the subject and selected page text and link address as the message.
4- Checker Plus for Gmail
Get desktop notifications, read, listen or delete emails without opening Gmail or Inbox by Gmail & easily manage multiple accounts.
5- Todoist for Gmail
The new Gmail plugin keeps you organized, focused, and more productive. Todoist is there wherever you need it—on Google Chrome, your mobile device, desktop, browser, Gmail, and more.
6- MailTrack for Gmail
Straightforward email tracker that tells you when the emails you send have been read. Without any cost or sending limit for Gmail.
7- Right Inbox for Gmail
Right Inbox integrates seamlessly with Gmail and lets you schedule your emails to be delivered at a future time. You may set reminders to the conversations and create recurring emails.
8- Gmail Offline
Gmail Offline beta is a Gmail app built to support offline access, allowing mail to be read, responded to, searched and archived without network access. After first start-up, Gmail Offline will automatically synchronize messages and queued actions anytime Chrome is running and an Internet connection is available.