Using your Google ID you can create a planner using its calendar feature at calendar.google.com. Here, you can add and view events and meetings you have scheduled by day, week, month, or as an easy-to-read list of your daily agenda.You can create calendars and share them with friends by email. Similarly, you can access a friend’s shared calendar. This service can be viewed and edited on your smartphone as well. Just make sure that the calendar, in your Google account, has been configured to sync with your device.
Moreover, you can also access your Calendar from within Gmail. Click the gear icon in the top right corner, click Settings > Labs > Google Calendar gadget, select the Enable radio button and click Save Changes.
Now, you can keep a tab on upcoming events while you are going through your inbox. You can quickly add events from here itself and also add more functionality by clicking on Options.
10 Add attachments in a breeze
I simply love the way Gmail handles attachments. To attach any file/set of files, you can simply drag and drop the file into your compose window for Gmail (does not work with Internet Explorer).
If you want to attach multiple files at one go, click “Attach files” and then use CTRL (Control key on Windows or Command Key on Mac) to select multiple files. If you want to select a range of files in a column, select first file –> press and hold SHIFT key and select the last file. Yes ! this is an old, well-known routine in Windows Explorer but it works the same way with Gmail attachments also
Activate keyboard shortcuts to further speed up your productivity
If you are an advanced user and want to save time (and a couple of keystrokes), you can use Keyboard shortcuts in Gmail in further speed up things.
To activate Keyboard shortcuts, goto Settings –> General –> and search for “keyboard shortcuts”.