I recently switch Jigsaw Health from PC + Exchange to Mac + Google Apps. It was easy. And it’s been awesome! It’s no shock that no one is missing their clunky 5 year old Dell desktops.
But perhaps more of a surprise is how swiftly everyone has taken to the Gmail interface after using Outlook all day every day for 5+ years (and more)!
Perhaps a major reason for the smooth transition has been our use of the MailPlane Email App for Gmail. It’s like a container app for Gmail.
To quote Mailplane,”The most productive way to use Gmail on your Mac” and “Brings Gmail to your Mac desktop.”
There are numerous features about MailPlane that I totally love. But this screenshot pretty much sums up the basis of my MailPlane crush. While clicking the Send button, this popped up:
Anticipation of users screwing up. That’s a brilliant focus on interaction design.
MailPlane offers a 30 day, fully functional demo. So if you’re using Mac + Gmail, give it a test drive!
Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts
Turn on keyboard shorcuts in Gmail and use them. I’m a keyboard JUNKY, and I’m getting super quick at working through my inbox.
Also, there are several AWESOME Gmail Labs features that I turn on for everyone, most notably “Send & Archive” button and default to “Reply To All”.
Shoutout to Justin Youens for recommending MailPlane in the first place.