Boost Your Productivity with Gmail Shortcuts

Boost Your Productivity with Gmail Shortcuts

Gmail is one of the most well liked email clients out there. It’s simple to operate and powerful. If you are one of the numerous people who use Gmail, you are probably not using it as effectively as you could. You most likely don’t realize this but Gmail has a plethora of shortcuts to save you time. Better still, there is a single trick that allows you to pull up all of the shortcuts at once.

The Power of ?

Here’s how it operates: Simply by pressing the question-mark key on your keyboard when you are not in a text-input area, you’ll bring up a cheat sheet on top of your inbox of each and every single shortcut that Gmail provides. That’s right, you’ll have instant access to every single Gmail shortcut because of the question mark. You can also access this cheat sheet by pushing your “Shift” key and the “+” sign on your keyboard. But why do that when pressing ? is so much cooler?

The Shortcuts

So just what are these shortcuts? Here are a couple.

  • By pressing the “c” key, you automatically begin composing a new message in Gmail. If you press “Shift” and then “c,” you’ll be able to compose that new message in a new window.
  • The “n” key moves your cursor to the next message in your inbox, while pressing the “p” key moves you to the previous message.
  • If you want to mark certain messages as being of high importance, hit the “s” key. This will star particular messages. If you hit the “-” key, you’ll label a message as being unimportant.

Using short cuts may take some time to become accustomed to. But once you have integrated them into your life you will save tons of time. Developing time saving habits like this gives you more freedom and flexibility in your day. You may even be able to take a longer lunch during the day to get out and enjoy the sunshine.