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Gmail Tips & Tricks
Reduce Inbox bloat with SmartLabels Enable the SmartLabels lab and automatically label bulk, forum, and notification messages. Then easily archive these messages to instantly unclutter your inbox.
Sort messages using keywords Sort messages using Gmail search. Sort by recipient, date, subject, and more.

Conversations: Replying and forwarding Learn the ins and outs of replying and forwarding to messages within a conversation thread.
Unthread your conversations View conversations as individual messages in your Inbox. Just switch to Unthreaded view!

Use keyboard shortcuts Zip around your Inbox to quickly read and reply to messages, without having to use the mouse!
Create nested labels Miss your nested folders? Nest your labels with this Gmail lab.
Enable tabbed browsing Does navigating Google Apps open too many browser windows? Here's how to open new browser tabs, instead.
Drag and drop labels and messages Quickly add labels to messages, or move messages to labels, just by dragging.
Drag and drop attachments Using Chrome? Drag and drop attachments directly to your messages, instead of having to upload them.
Drag images into a message Drag images from your desktop directly to your message (also requires Chrome).

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Gmail Search & Keyboard shortcuts
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Explore Google Labs
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