Like many people, I most often go for the safe option: the â€œcheersâ€. The trouble with â€œcheersâ€ is, first of all, what does it actually mean? Am I literally cheering the person Iâ€™m writing to? Or is it a toast â€“ am I drinking to their health and electronically clinking e-glasses with them? Of course, itâ€™s neither. â€œCheersâ€ doesn’t actually mean anything, and itâ€™s also mindbogglingly unoriginal: all that says to your correspondent is â€œI have neither the wit nor the inclination to come up with any meaningful way to end thisâ€.
I usually just sign my name and maybe something about sending from my phone, for my personal accounts. I wonder what other people do…
It’s a brand new inbox on desktop and mobile that automatically organizes for you.
The new inbox is rolling out gradually. I noticed a different gmail favicon at the top of the page so keep an eye for that or look in the gear menu and select Configure inbox when it appears in the Settings options.
I’ve been using a tool called Gmail Meter that just came out last week. It analyzes your Gmail statistics and trends. As if Google didn’t know. It’s just sharing the information with you.
Gmail Meter is an Apps Script which runs on the first day of every month and sends you an email containing different statistics about your Inbox. In a similar way to how recently introduced Google Account Activity gives key stats about how youâ€™ve used your Google Account, Gmail Meter gives you different types of statistics that will help you analyze your Gmail habits. #
This morning, I received an email summary of my statistics for the month of April. The word count feature for my account was what caught my eye. Continue reading →