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Threaded conversations are one of the things I love about Gmail. That said, I sometimes want to split conversations into separate threads. This is especially common in multi-recipient conversations.

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Send and Delete in Gmail

by Michael on August 16, 2012 · 0 comments

Dear Google: I know that I’m not the only one to have asked for this (see, for example, here) but… Please, please, please add a “Send and Delete” button to the Gmail interface. Go ahead and hide it in Labs if you must. Just do it.

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I’ve long known how to search for messages with attachments in Gmail (just include the operator “has:attachment” in your search string) but I wasn’t sure how to search for attachments with a specific filetype — until now, that is.

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Sort Order of Special Characters

by Michael on May 7, 2012 · 0 comments

As a followup to my post about changing the sort order of notebooks in Evernote, here is a rundown of the sort order of various character types on MacOS…

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Have you ever wished you could change the sort order of your notebooks in Evernote? Well, you can’t. They sort alphabetically, and there’s not anything you can do about it. Or is there?

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Do you travel a lot? If so, do you ever find yourself having to run out and buy random toiletries that you might have left behind? We do. Or at least we did. Read on to find out how we solved the problem…

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Title says it all… Why, oh why can’t I control the order in which Gmail filters are applied? They appear on the list in the order in which they were created, and there is no way to re-order them. Depending on how heavily you rely on filters for managing your e-mail, this matters. A lot.

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How to Get Less E-Mail

by Michael on February 16, 2010 · 0 comments

One of the things that I constantly struggle with is e-mail overload. I get way more than I can handle, and I’m not great about processing it. That means that it builds up in my inbox to the point of overwhelming me.

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