Thursday, January 31, 2013

KeyRocket: A Handy Chrome Extension for Gmail Newbies

KeyRocket for Gmail is a Chrome extension that can start you off on the road to being a Gmail power user.

Gmail supports quite a few keyboard shortcuts that help you navigate without moving your hand to your mouse. Although I've been an enthusiastic Gmail user and keyboard shortcut aficionado for years, I still find myself clicking on occasion because I forget about them. (I'm not talking about the 'c', 'r' or '#' shortcuts. Those have become second nature.)

This extension pops up unobtrusive tips right after you click to accomplish rather than using a keyboard shortcut (if a keyboard shortcut exists for that particular function).

For example, when I click on 'Inbox' to go back to my inbox, it pops up the keyboard shortcut for that function in the lower right hand corner. It disappears in a few seconds and it's well out of the way (so it doesn't bother me at all like many app popups do).

If you are a new Gmail user or just looking to brush up on your productivity, give KeyRocket for Gmail a try. It's easy to disable when you find that you don't need the help anymore.

Do you have any Chrome extensions for Gmail or any other Google Apps that help you to be more productive? I'd love to hear about them in the comments.

Jenna Weiner is a rather geeky girl with average social skills and an affinity for: Google Apps,, Pinterest, Firefly, dresses, indoor plants and life-hacking. Have a suggestion for a post or a question? Feel free to get in touch.
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1 comment:

  1. Nice, I'll have to give this a try! I'm still not very shortcut savvy in Gmail and I've been using it forever.


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