Enterprise Applications: Mastering Google's Gmail Priority Inbox: Nine Tips to Get Up to Speed
Google on Aug. 30 launched Priority Inbox, the company's effort to better organize and prioritize e-mail messages. In beta now, Priority Inbox lets users designate some messages as more important than others. Gmail Priority Inbox uses an algorithm that flags messages as important, using social cues, messaging frequency and other signals. The tool shows 25 messages by default, though users may change this to show five, 10 or 50 items. Users can also set up filters to make sure certain messages are always designated as important. This effort, following on the heels of similar tools such as Xobni, Gist and Liaise, serves as a salve at a time when users are feeling the weight of e-mail and general digital information overload. Users must opt-in to use the service, which is pretty easy to use. But here are some tips from Google and the New York Times to set up the utility in way that helps you get the most out of your Gmail account. Walk through those tips in this eWEEK slideshow.