newYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
Think Big Tech, and I’ll Bet Google comes to mind, They control our inbox, calendar, document storage, cloud storage, routing, and more. Most of their products are free to use, which means you are the product they are selling.
We work with Google Tracking because these services are free and incredibly easy to use. Hey, if you’re in Google’s ecosystem, you can make the most of it. Here are five ways to do this.
1. Solving Your Packed Inbox
One of the best privacy features built right into Gmail is spam protection. I am not talking about the junk folder. This tip is even better.
You can create a new email address, called an alias, without any special set-up. All you have to do is add a plus sign and a word to your email address after your username, like this: “[email protected],
One easy use is to associate your recurring subscription services with an alias, such as: “[email protected]You can use this trick for email newsletters, correspondence with friends, neighborhood association information, or anything else you can think of.
Pro Tip: It’s also a great way to see if a company is selling or leasing your email address. If you see a message that you haven’t signed up to receive, check which email address it came from.
Move ahead: In order for aliases to be really useful, you need to filter them in your designated places in your inbox. Tap or click here and scroll down to number 2 for directions.
2. Share your emails without giving a password
Don’t share your email password with someone. Duration. but you can share inbox with someone. In some situations, it works really well.
Let’s say you run a small business and want multiple people to have access to customer service email. Or maybe someone in your family is sick or just getting old and needs help managing their emails. They can share their inbox with you.
To add a delegate:
Open Gmail Click More on your computer Adjustment , see all settings , Accounts and Imports either account , add another account,
Enter your representative’s email address and hit Next Step , send email to grant access,
When you give someone access to your Gmail account, they can sort emails with filters, archive emails, and use labels to organize emails. They can also send, read and delete email messages.
Pro Tip: Another cool use of sharing an inbox is if you have one email address for your household where you send all your bills. Share this with your spouse. Tap or click for the reason that each household should have its own email address.
Move ahead: Checking multiple different email accounts can be a pain. Tap or click here for steps on how to forward all your mail in one place.
3. This Google Shortcut Saves So Much Time
Creating a new Google Calendar invite takes time. You have to open your calendar, then click a few buttons. There’s an even easier way: “cal.new.” Seriously, try typing this in your browser URL bar without quotes. Just make sure you’re logged into your Google Account.
Like magic, a new calendar invite will pop up, ready for you to fill out.
It also works with many other Google services. You can open Google Docs by typingdoc.new” or by typing a Google Keep reminder “note.new,
You can use any of the following shortcuts for each application:
Google Docs: document.new, docs.new, doc.new
Google Sheets: spreadsheet.new, sheet.new, sheet.new
Google Slides: presentation.new, slides.new, slides.new
Google Forms: form.new, form.new
Google Keep: Keep.new, Notes.new, note.new
Google Calendar: meeting.new, cal.new
Google Meetings: Meet.New
Pro Tip: One of the simplest ways to organize your Google Drive folders is to color-code them, which is surprisingly simple. Open your Google Drive and right-click on the folder you want to change. Click Change Color and choose the color you want to use. Complete.
Move ahead: Keyboard shortcuts are a big timesaver. Tap or click for seven of my favorites, which include Ctrl+Shift+V.
4. See everywhere you’ve been with Google Maps
Google Maps makes it easy to get around you, but you might not like the harsh reality of seeing every place you put on a map. Here’s how to check your location history:
When you’re logged into your Google Account on a computer, open map.google.com,
click on hamburger menu in the upper left corner.
When full side menu is open, click on your timeline, This will reveal a full map of where you were.
The data for the places you have visited can also be remembered by opening the side menu, clicking on your placeand then clicking Visited,
Pro Tip: You can keep certain trips out of your search history by switching on Incognito mode. Google Maps will not keep your search history or update your location history to include this location. Tap or click here for simple steps to enable it.
Move ahead: If you don’t like Location History you can disable Location History completely. Tap or click here to complete it. It just takes a minute.
5. Work Offline (But You’ll Have to Set It Up Ahead of Time)
There’s nothing like settling down the road to do some work, then realizing you don’t have internet. The good news is that you can read, reply, and search your Gmail inbox even when you don’t have an Internet connection.
Comment: the emails won’t actually be was sent You will not receive new emails until you have a connection again, and until you are connected to the Internet. Think of it as queuing up all your responses.
Open Gmailthen click settings cog, to select see all settings,
Click on the tab that says offlineAnd check the box To enable offline mail.
Pro Tip: You can schedule emails to go out exactly when you want them. Tap or click here and scroll down to number 8 for the steps to schedule. this is easy. I use this all the time.
Move ahead: You can also work offline in Google Drive. Get the steps here. make sure you have it set up before this you need it.
continue your technical knowledge
My popular podcast is called “kim komando today, “It’s a solid 30-minute run with tech news, tips, and tech questions from all over the country for callers like you. Find it wherever you find your podcast. For your convenience, check out recent episodes Hit on the link given below.
Select podcast: GPS Survival Tip, Sign Digital Documents, Google Photos Update
In this episode, Google updates Photos with redesigned Memories and a new collage editor, using your photos for virtual clothing that fits at Walmart, Keurig’s new smart brewer for an adorable amount of coffee Creates and How to Get Your Real Signatures on Digital Docs. In addition, a rescue helicopter nearly dropped a stranded man through no fault of his distress call,
Find my podcast “Kim Komando Today” on Apple, Google Podcasts, Spotify or your favorite podcast player.
Just search my last name, “komando”.
What digital lifestyle questions do you have? call kim’s national radio show and Tap or click here to find it on your local radio station,
Copyright 2022, Weststar Multimedia Entertainment. All rights reserved. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from eligible purchases. I only recommend products that I trust.
Learn about all the latest technology on The Kim Komando Show, the biggest weekend radio talk show in the country. Kim calls and consults on today’s digital lifestyle from smartphones and tablets online privacy and data hack,
For her daily tips, free newsletters and more, visit her website komando.com.