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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In this issue: The New Inbox, Gmail Tip, Chrome Tip, Copy & Paste, Mobile Admin app,

The New Inbox Option
The new Inbox option uses a smart labeling system to automatically categorize your messages into four different types, along with a default ‘Primary’ section. These tabs include ‘Social’, ‘Promotions’, ‘Updates’ and ‘Forums’. To try it out, click on the settings gear at the top of your current inbox, click on ‘Configure inbox’ (if you don’t see it, don’t worry, it may not have rolled out to your domain yet). You will have the option to revert back. Check out the video.

Gmail Tip: Star and label before you send
Organize your messages as you send them by adding a star or a label, making it easy to keep track of your sent messages. When composing a new message, you can assign labels or star it by clicking the small menu arrow in the lower right of a new email and then Label. Once you do this, your sent mail will be shown in your labels or starred items. It's a very useful feature, allowing you to keep track of sent messages, in the same way as received ones. Recipients won't see the stars or labels you have added.

Chrome Tip: Reopen recently closed tabs
Have you ever wished you hadn't just closed that Google Chrome browser tab. Get it back by right-clicking in the tab bar and selecting Reopen closed tab from the menu or by clicking Ctrl+Shift+T. You can also find a list of recently closed tabs on the "new tab" screen in Google Chrome. Click on Recently closed to the right of the bottom bar to open a list of your most recent tabs.

New Feature: Copy and Paste
Using Chrome, you can now paste tables from spreadsheets directly into an email with the formatting intact. You can also paste drawings into presentations and copy slides from one presentation to another. Next time you need to send a portion of a spreadsheet to someone, try copying and pasting it into your email. Shortcuts: Copy (Ctrl+c), Paste (Ctrl+v), Undo (Ctrl+z.)

Admin Console
Attention Admins: Google has launched the Google Admin app for Android devices. The Admin app makes it easy for admins to use their Android phone or tablet to accomplish the most common tasks—such as quickly adding or suspending users, resetting passwords, managing group memberships, and directly calling or emailing specific users.

Having success with a new feature? Let us know!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Google+ Events in Google Calendar

Today at Google I/O, we announced Google+ Events, a new way to create, capture and share public and private events. Google+ Events are seamlessly integrated with Google Calendar to simplify the planning process, so you’ll always know when you have something coming up.

When creating a Google+ event, you can check your Google Calendar to make sure you pick the best time to party. Google+ events also sync to your mobile device's calendar, so you can have them handy when you are on the go.

In week and day views in Calendar, you’ll recognize Google+ Events by the event owner's profile picture. When you click to expand the event in Calendar, it displays a beautiful theme and allows you to set reminders, see other guests, and respond to the event.

Clicking ‘View on Google+’ takes you to the event page, where you can exchange comments with other guests, view photos, and more. Learn about Google+ Events here, and see our post on the Official Google Blog.

Get things done anytime, anywhere: Announcing offline document editing and Google Drive for iOS

In April, we introduced Google Drive, a place where you can create, share, and keep all your stuff. Today at the Google I/O conference we announced two new ways to get things done in the cloud: offline editing for Google documents and a Drive app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Offline document editing 
No internet connection? No big deal. With offline editing, you can create and edit Google documents and leave comments. Any changes you make will be automatically synced when you get back online.

You can enable offline editing from the gear icon in Google Drive and find more detailed instructions for getting set up in the Help Center. Note that you’ll need the latest versions of Chrome or ChromeOS to edit offline. We’re also working hard to make offline editing for spreadsheets and presentations available in the future.

Google Drive for iOS 
We launched the Drive app for Android phones and tablets a few weeks ago, and starting today, Google Drive is available for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

With the Drive app, you can open PDFs, photos, videos, documents and anything else stored in your Drive while you're on the go. You can also search all your files, add collaborators to documents, and make filesavailable offline to view them even without an internet connection. For blind and low-vision users, the app also works great in VoiceOver mode. Learn more about what you can do with the app in our Help Center.

Get Drive in the App Store for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5.0+ and visit the Play Store to get the latest on your Android phone or tablet.

To learn more about Google Drive, visit