5 Helpful Gmail Tools for Teachers

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Alot of interesting things are taking place in Gmail. Besides the new powerful features introduced yesterday (e.g, the ability to access attachments without opening emails, new security improvements, email snooze, smart reply and nuddging, a new confidential mode and many more), Gmail users can now integrate and access third party add-ons that work directly on Gmail. ‘Rather than toggling between your inbox and other apps, use add-ons to complete actions right from Gmail. With Gmail Add-ons, your inbox can contextually surface your go-to app based on messages you receive to help you get things done faster. And because add-ons work the same across web and Android, you only need to install them once to access them on all of your devices.’ In today’s post, we have curated for you some of what think are good Gmail add-ons relevant to us as teachers and educators. Check them out below.

5 Great Gmail Add-ons for Teachers
1- Trello
This add-on allows you to ’turn emails into to-do’s in Trello in a single click, and finally get down to inbox zero.Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize just about anything at work and home in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.’

2- Asana
‘Asana is the best way to manage your tasks and projects, and now you can use it to turn emails into tasks without leaving your Gmail inbox.’

3- Smartsheet
If you are using the Smarsheet app this add-on is for you. It helps you ‘keep track of important emails and ensure pertinent information is accessible to stakeholders in the context of the work you’re doing with the Smartsheet for Gmail​ Add-on. Now you can add emails and attachments directly to a specific row in a sheet without leaving Gmail, enabling you and your team to quickly find approvals and other crucial emails for easy reference. You can also import Google contacts from Gmail to Smartsheet to easily share projects.’

4- SignRequest
‘Use this Gmail add-on to easily sign document that you receive by email.  You can also automatically send a signed copy back to the sender.’

5- DocuSign
Another great Gmail add-on for singing documents. “Open any email with attachments and click the DocuSign Add-On icon to quickly sign documents from your Gmail inbox. Signed documents are automatically attached to the original email to be sent back. No more printing, signing, scanning, or faxing! You can also request signatures from others. Guide signers with clear fields to complete the document.  Document is automatically sent to signer’s email inbox.”
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