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What Is The Best Gmail App for Windows in 2018?

Posted by Christin on January 10, 2018

The list of “Best Gmail App for Windows” is growing constantly. No wonder. People are dealing with more email than they ever have. According to in 2017, Radicati on average we receive 90 emails. Every Day! While Gmail is among the most popular web email clients, many people prefer to manage their email from their desktop on a desktop email client of their choice. Especially for people managing multiple accounts the advantages of using a desktop client seems obvious. We have listed the main advantages of using an app to manage your emails in our post ” Should you be using a Desktop Email Client?“ The Windows market is still said to be underserved in terms of email clients, especially compared to what is being offered to Mac users. Nevertheless, there already is a great choice of apps to help you manage your gmail (and other) accounts from your Windows desktop. Below is the list of apps that we find are definitely worth a mention.  1. Mailbird  Of course, we could not publish a list, without mentioning ourselves in it.  Mailbird is more than a gmail app for Windows. We are desinging Mailbird to become your app to unify all online communication. Not only are we working on providing all major email client features to make multiple account management a breeze. We have also implemented many features for you to literally fly through your inbox.  Productivity enhancing features or email tools such as: clean Inline Reply, Quick Compose shortcut, Unified Inbox, LinkedIn Look-up, feature, the…

Google’s Gmail or Microsoft’s Outlook.com – How to find the best (free) email service

Posted by Christin on August 15, 2017

If you were to look through your personal contact list right now, it’s probably safe to say that the majority of your contacts will have an email address from one of two services: Google’s Gmail (@gmail.com) or Microsoft’s Outlook.com (@outlook.com). This is unsurprising, considering Gmail has 15.8% and Outlook.com has 6.7% of the email client market share. Both of these free email services are backed by tech giants—Google and Microsoft—and have become the top contenders when choosing what service to use for your personal or small business email needs. But with the two constantly neck and neck in the email race, how do you decide which one is best for you? Google’s Gmail service is the older and most popular of the two—it has over 1 billion monthly active users as of February 2016. Because it’s been around longer, and it has a bigger audience, Gmail is generally considered the industry leader in free email services. Microsoft, on the other hand, launched the free version of Outlook.com in 2012 and has been refining the service ever since. It now has more than 400 million active users and a robust suite of features that rival the competition. On the surface, Google’s Gmail and Microsoft’s Outlook.com seem pretty similar. It’s only when you look at the details that you discover just how much the two differ. And it’s in these details that you’ll find the features that matter most to you to help you choose the right option for your personal or…

How to Send Emails to Undisclosed Recipients

Posted by Christin on June 6, 2017

Mailbird aims to make your professional endeavours easier by integrating a variety of intuitive functions into one friendly email interface – organize, search and find information with a click of a button. One important feature we have integrated is the undisclosed recipients email feature. Sending mass email requires a few points of etiquette one being to keep email addresses private. There are a number of reasons why employees prefer to keep their email IDs private. Sending emails to undisclosed recipients ensures that you can do so in a professional manner. The Benefits The best way to do send an email to multiple people is to use an undisclosed recipients feature that can be integrated into Gmail or Outlook with Mailbird. Some main benefits of sending email to undisclosed recipients are: Professionalism Concealing email addresses is a thoughtful and professional way of sending mass emails. This protects the privacy of your recipients’ responses too and ensures that other people don’t get a build up of email responses stemmed from replies to your mass email that does not concern anyone but the original sender. Reduce junk email Sending email to undisclosed recipients helps to ensure that people actually get your email and that it isn’t filtered out as chain emails to the junk folder. Spam protection Truthfully, when you send mass emails with exposed email addresses, it subjects other people to spammers, malware and viruses. Furthermore, it makes it easier for spammers get a hold of information, in extreme cases cause a…

Why Efficient Contact Management is Crucial for Your Business

Posted by Christin on May 10, 2017

As a business owner, especially for small businesses, your contact list is your most prized possession. Many (small) businesses rely on relationships to sell products or services, and every relationship is recorded in your coveted contact list. Using that list to keep in touch with your clients and customers is crucial to maintaining those relationships, and ultimately securing repeat business. Of course, the bigger your contact list becomes, the harder it is to manage. And with more relationships to remember, the harder it becomes to keep track of the details, like how you met this person, what products or services they’re interested in, and more. But all of this is key to effective contact management. Effective contact management plays an important part in your business success because it allows you to move leads through the buyer’s journey. Whether they’re a new lead or a loyal customer, contact management allows you to effectively communicate with them to maximize business opportunities. It also saves you an incredible amount of time, and for someone running his or her own business, time is money! So how exactly can you succeed at contact management? Here are some of our favorite tips! 2 Tips for Effective Contact Management 1. Group or Segment Your Contacts When managing your contact list, groups and segments will be your best friend. Which groups you use will depend on how you want to separate your contacts. You can do it by referral—how you met them or how you gained their contact…

Our new Contact Manager with Contact Sync is out

Posted by Christin on April 25, 2017

Mailbird Contact Manager unifies your contacts in the best way possible The Mailbird Contact Manager deserves a full write up, because this feature is ridiculously awesome. It’s been a year in the making, so this feature release means a lot to us. We built this for email users worldwide, to make their lives better with the most critical contacts that keep our personal and business connections thriving. Let’s look at the highlights of your brilliant new Contact Manager and how to best use it. It is our ultimate obligation to you to deliver the absolute best damn unified, beautiful and synced Contact Management tool that practically manages itself. It’s beautiful. So here we go… Get started with the best Contact Manager ever Before you become a contacts managing machine, first thing is to get all your contacts into Mailbird. It’s simple and will be done in no time. A heads up, the more contacts you have, the longer it may take (we are talking, instead of 10 seconds, it may take 20 seconds). A step by step guide to get the Mailbird Contact Manager as soon as possible: 1. Activate the ‘Contacts’ app in our Mailbird App section. 2. Once you have activated the app an introduction window will pop up. Press the blue “Connect accounts” button on the final slide of the introduction.  3. Mailbird gives you the option to choose contacts from your Google and/or Outlook accounts (including Google Apps and Office 365) that you have added to…

How To Set Up A Desktop Email Client

Posted by Christin on March 8, 2017

Did you know? The first email was sent over 40 years ago—in 1972, to be exact—by a man named Ray Tomlinson, who is often credited as the inventor of email. Since then, email has become ubiquitous in communication. Every day, more emails are sent and received than the previous day. Its place in our society is the norm, to the point where if you don’t have email, others might find that odd. At first, the usability of email was limited. Some early systems required both users to be logged into the same host to send a message. Later iterations only allowed communication between the same email client. But as the internet has advanced, so has email. Now, you have a choice on what email client you would like to use… and there’s a lot to choose from! The first decision you have to make is whether or not you should use a desktop email client or webmail/cloud-based email. Both systems have their advantages, so it’s mainly just a personal preference. We’ll outline the pros and cons of each in the next section. Desktop Email Client vs. Webmail: Which Should You Choose? To start, let’s look at desktop email clients. Desktop email clients are applications that enable you to manage your inbox by sending, receiving, and organizing messages directly from your desktop or mobile device. A few names that might ring a bell include Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, and, of course, Mailbird. Desktop email clients are best for people with multiple email…

Effective Inbox Management: Are You Using the Right Email Tools?

Posted by Christin on February 22, 2017

How much time do you spend reading, sorting, and answering emails every day? How many times throughout the day do you have to stop whatever else you are doing to manage email in your work or personal inboxes? For most of us, bulk email is a fact of life. In jobs where constant communication with colleagues, clients, managers, and customers is necessary, email is in most cases certainly quicker and more efficient than jumping on a call or attending a meeting. However, just because email is convenient doesn’t mean it can’t impact your productivity. Having the right email tools to manage your inboxes, and keep track of your email can make all the difference in the world. Suddenly, that long morning routine of getting your email down to “Inbox Zero” takes a fraction of the time. You have ways to avoid email-related distractions throughout the day—without missing important messages, of course. All of a sudden email becomes something that is there to boost your productivity rather than hinder it. The Email Tools You Should Be Using in Mailbird Mailbird is built around a series of email tools that are designed to make your email management process faster, more efficient, and less distracting. If you are already using Mailbird, here are a few tools you should be incorporating into your day-to-day routine. And if you don’t have Mailbird yet, these are the email tools that might inspire you to give it a try. Unified Inbox Are you tired of hopping back…

Inbox Zero – A Myth or Effective Email Management Method?

Posted by Christin on February 17, 2017

It may sound a bit like a secret code word, but Inbox Zero is far more than a cool name. Inbox zero has a pretty straightforward definition. It’s the act of maintaining an inbox without a single email in it. Some consider it to be the “holy grail” of email management because of its ideology and it seemingly causes ease of mind. Each email has been filed away or taken care of, through a variety of management methods. Inbox zero is touted as the ultimate way to declutter your electronic communications. When there isn’t a single email in your inbox, a huge weight feels like it has been lifted from your shoulders. There isn’t any anxiety about responding to an email. No more letting so many “I’ll-get-to-them-later” messages build, you never actually get to them later. The theory is that by keeping your inbox at zero, you’re constantly at tabula rasa or a “blank slate”. You can immediately deal with any email that arrives in your inbox, which reduces the overall amount of time you spend on electronic communications. You can then focus your energies on the important tasks at hand. It is supposed to be a way to increase productivity and efficiency. While this is a great strategy, it really isn’t a practical way to control your inbox. At some point, constantly maintaining inbox zero becomes more of a hassle than a helper. It becomes a near obsession to ensure a single email doesn’t sit in your inbox. Quite…

Multiple Accounts: How to Best Combine Personal and Work Email

Posted by Christin on February 16, 2017

Are you tired of managing multiple accounts across different email platforms?  The average person has at least two email inboxes: one for personal use and one for work. It isn’t terribly difficult to manage a pair of email addresses, but what if you have more? What if you have a personal account and multiple work accounts for different jobs? What if you have a current personal account and multiple other personal accounts from your past? Such as college email addresses or email addresses you made in your teenage years? Handling Multiple Email Accounts At some point, you will probably find that disabling your older and less-used email accounts makes the most sense. In some cases, you might not even have a choice in the matter. Your college may disable accounts of former students. Former employers will probably shut down your old accounts, too. In other words, there’s something to be said for consolidating your email as much as you can. As long as you give friends, family, colleagues, and other contacts your most current email address, consolidation shouldn’t put you at risk for missing many important emails. However, if you do have three or four current email accounts, it can be a real blow to your productivity to have to check and manage all of them on a continuous basis. This statement is especially true if your emails are scattered across multiple email platforms. You have one Hotmail address, a Gmail address or two, and an old Yahoo account that…

Best Windows Apps To Manage Multiple Email Accounts

Posted by Christin on February 13, 2017

Windows offers a wide variety of awesome apps that can really increase both productivity and your sanity, especially when it comes to emails. Of course, there are hundreds of  “Best Windows Apps”, that claim to achieve just this goal. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the cream of the crop. Stop banging your head against the keyboard in frustration, and install one of these Windows apps that work best for you! Mailbird We can’t create a list of the best Windows apps without including ourselves!;-) Mailbird stands out amongst other email clients in a number of ways. Productivity is a huge issue for a lot of companies, and email can feel like fuel on an already raging fire. Features such as attachment search, profile picture search, and a quick action bar drastically reduce the amount of time you spend finding old documents or emails. Unified Inbox is the favorite feature and main reason for many email ninjas to use Mailbird. All of your accounts will populate in one unified inbox. This feature is an absolute must for people that are managing multiple email accounts.  From there, customizing the look of the platform is up to you. You can manipulate the background image, message sound, theme color, welcome messages, choose a vertical or horizontal layout, and even activate a dark mode! In order to be fully happy with an app, you need to be able to integrate a variety of other applications. Luckily, Mailbird has no shortage of popular app integrations. Social media…