Google has just released a handful of new extensions for their Gmail client aimed to help aid professionals that use Gmail for their day-to-day business. Here’s a brief look into the new extensions, and what they can do to help rev up your productivity.
Asana – Allows you to turn important emails into tasks and assign specific responsibilities and track them directly through Gmail. With Asana you can create tasks, assign team members to the task, set due dates, and include attachments. Any updates will be synced automatically without having to leave the mailbox.
Dialpad – A business communication tool that allows you to call or text directly from Gmail. You can use these features on a variety of devices, and even switch a call from desktop to mobile if you’re on the go. You can also view history, or save contacts directly from a Gmail message.
DocuSign (Coming Soon) - Allows you to sign and execute any business documents, such as contracts or agreements.
Hire – A recruitment tool that allows you to distribute job opportunities, find the right candidates, and manage the interview process from the Gmail client. It integrates with many of the other Google solutions, including Google Search, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, and Hangouts.
QuickBooks Invoicing – Enables you to send Quickbook invoices directly into a GMail message, allowing your clients to pay online with credit cards or bank transfers.
ProsperWorks – A CRM tool focused on design, usability, and automation that lets users use Gmail as the core of their workflow. The Add-on allows users to view contact and activities directly on your email, and works on a variety of different platforms.
RingCentral – This extension chooses contextual information within a user’s Gmail threads. It also allows you to see the online/offline status of contacts, review call history, make calls, and send SMS messages.
Smartsheet – Helps users keep track of important emails and add attachments to new or existing rows in Smartsheet.
Streak – Another CRM tool that lets you run the entire sales process through your email. It is flexible enough to aid with sales, recruiting, customer support, project management and even fundraising.
Trello – A list-making tool that can turn emails into to-do’s automatically. This can be used for tracking sales leads, managing customer feedback, event planning, and more.
Wrike – A project management extension that allows you to write, view, and edit tasks. You can also write and receive Wrike comments directly from you Gmail account.