How often do you view yourself minimizing or closing browser tabs or apps to move to another one? This daily action is one of the most obvious reasons of loss of productivity. There are clear advantages on using web applications and apps, but one of the greatest handicaps caused due to them is the fragmentation of the user experience in managing different services and apps that together form part of the working space of a professional.
In this article I introduce the top 5 productivity plugins for Gmail web service widespread all around the world. With them, you will not have to jump from one to another tab or app. What a great gift, isn´t it?
The reason I focus my attention on Gmail productivity plugins is none other than this platform is, based on source I could have the chance to find, e-mail choice of most of small businesses and professionals across the world. According to figures presented on the February 2015 report by the firm Litmus -a company specializing in analysing the use of different email platforms to optimize e-mail marketing campaigns -Gmail ranks second among the most email platforms used with a market share of 18% (just behind Apple iPhone email client (26%). But compared with webmail platforms is the first followed by Outlook.com with 5% and Yahoo! Mail with 4%. Even more relevant if we take a year's perspective, the data shows that while Gmail has grown 75% year on year, Outlook.com and Yahoo! Mail have fallen by 12% and 16% YoY respectively. Takeaway that we must combine with report "Google in the Enterprise Survey" released by InformationWeek released at the end of 2013 in which they state that 63% of Small Business was supporting or with plans to support Gmail service.