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How to Sync iPhone Notes with Gmail Account

Apple iOS offers many great stock apps, and one of them is notes app. This app will let you take quick notes, and you can also sync it online with iCloud and Gmail. But not many people know about it or how to use it. This tutorial will show you how to sync iPhone notes with Gmail or any other email service over IMAP. This is very useful, when you are working online, and use iPhone notes app to take quick notes. This way, you will be creating a backup copy of notes in your Gmail account too.

How to Sync iPhone Notes with Gmail:

Before we Sync our notes we need to first setup our iPhone to use Gmail via IMAP. If you already have it configured skip these steps and jump right ahead to enable notes syncing. For those of you who need instructions to configure Gmail via IMAP on iPhone please read our tutorial How to Configure IMAP/Push for Gmail on iPhone

Now that we have an IMAP account setup let’s proceed to the next step.

iPhone Notes Sync Gmail

Under account settings turn on Notes.

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Now you might wonder what happens next. Here’s what. Gmail will create a new label called Notes automatically for you. Once you click on it you will be able to browse through all your Notes from your computer’s browser.

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Please note that the Sync is one way. Any changes made to notes on iPhone will reflect in your Gmail account but you cannot edit it there. The notes can only be edited on the iOS device, be it your iPhone or iPad.

Multiple iPhone Notes Accounts?

If you enable Notes sync on more than one account, all of them will feature under Accounts in the Notes app. You can choose to access all or just the ones from a particular account.

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There are many advantages of syncing your iPhone notes online. I’ll save that for another post. Meanwhile, why don’t you temme how can you find this feature useful. If you are a new iPhone user, here are few more tips that you should not miss:

 

Tips For Avoiding Gmail Data Loss

Gmail Data LossIf you use Google Apps for business, then Gmail may be an important part of your everyday activities. Your Gmail inbox can include communications from your coworkers, employees, superiors and even business associates from around the world. Gmail is convenient because you can access it from multiple locations and all your company’s employees can access email from the same interface, even if you use POP or IMAP to route messages from your company’s domain name to your Gmail account.

It’s a good idea to get to know the features and limitations of Gmail, especially if you use Google’s server space as your sole method to backup your emails. For instance, Gmail does allow you to restore Gmail emails that you have deleted that currently reside in your trash folder, which can help you to save effort and face if you accidentally delete messages, but sometimes data becomes permanently lost to you. Knowing what situations cause this can help you to prevent data- and message-loss that can have a high cost.

Prevent Gmail data loss by knowing it’s limitations and Features

30-Day Trash Limit

According to Google, messages can only remain in your trash box for up to 30 days after you have added them. Thus, if you think you may need to restore Gmail messages, you should keep the messages in your inbox rather than moving them to your trash folder.

Permanently Deleted Email

Once you click the button to permanently empty your trash folder, the data that was in it becomes lost forever. Google itself will not be able to retrieve this information for you. Take care not to accidentally click this button if there is any data that you might want to keep in your trash folder.

Archive, Don’t Delete

Prior to Gmail, users like yourself didn’t have many options besides simply saving emails that you might need sometime in the future or deleting them. However, Google has included the ability to archive messages and data with their mail service. This will remove messages from your inbox without placing them in your trash folder. Archiving messages is a great way to keep them but also keep them out of the way, if you’re not sure if you might need to use that data again. You can still search through the messages with Gmail’s search feature.

Remember to Back Up Your Data

A recent study on google apps data loss by Backupify evaluated the reasons why businesses lose data and found that 63% of occurrences are due to user error. While Gmail itself does make it easier to retrieve deleted messages than many services or programs, you might want to consider other alternatives. For example, one of the Google Apps for business users is a vault service that allows you to create a data backup from Google services like chat and mail to make it easier to organize and find data during times of litigation. Third-party programs like Backupify help you to back up one or more Gmail accounts and save that data to a separate, secure online archive. When the information is important, backing up is also important. Also read, Gmail apps FAQ’s

Bonus tip: Do enable Gmail 2 step authentication to ensure safety of your account. You can find details here.

Accidents do happen, even if you’re comfortable using Gmail. It’s good to be prepared for potential viruses, user errors, glitches or unauthorized access to your Gmail, all of which can result in permanent data loss. Being able to recover that information with a few clicks certainly brings peace of mind.

Rapportive : Find Social Media Information about Email Sender

RapportiveRelationships are one thing which is beyond time and money.  They are of valuable importance for personal and professional sphere in life. In, fact in business relationships can make or break the success of it. It is valuable for all kind of businesses whether it is a conventional or online business, building rapport with clients is important for all.
So Rapportive is the solution for you.

If you are a Gmail user, then this FREE software called Rapportive enhances the relationship management feature of the email service provided by Google.  It is like an add-on service.

What is this Rapportive?

Once this add-on is installed on your Gmail, it will display all the public information of the email sender on the right panel of your inbox. To view the information about other recipients of the email received by you, just hover the mouse on their names. The information will be displayed in a bar which will include:

  • Image and the location of the person.
  • Professional Information of the person retrieved from LinkedIn.
  • If the person is added in your Google+, his circle classification will be displayed.
  • All the social network profiles of the person will be displayed, from there only you can connect with him.
  • His contacts information. His phone call details, so that you can place a call from Google chat itself.
  • Your recent conversation with the person. Like fast mail send by him, last chat you had with him.
  • His LinkedIn profile details, you can connect with him from there only.
  • Facebook profile Updates

Rapportive was in existence since January 2010. With Gmail it can also be installed on self hosted Google Apps Mail. It is compatible with all browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Its interface is user-friendly and built-in for Mac mail plane users. For others browsers like Opera many work around are available to use all the Rapportive features. In order to use Rapportive on Opera, use this handy bookmarklet.

How does Rapportive works

Rapportive servers inquire about the information of your contacts on its own. In the browser it automatically locates the emails being used, and sends the information about them to their servers, where further process takes place. Then the information gathered is returned back and displayed in your Gmail inbox.

Gmail Rapportive

One important thing needs to be assured here, is that none of your email is being stored anywhere on Rapportive servers. Also that Rappor-tive does not have any access to your Gmail password. Content of the email is not being transferred, it’s only the recipients of that email whose information is being used.

Rapportive is like any other add on which can be easily installed on your Gmail, which provides you with your own Rapportive profile. Here you can keep your professional and personal profiles separate with an option to merge the both together.

Many other unique services integrated in it, which can be used via raplets. It is like a mini application which is used to enhance the usability of the Rappor-tive.

Many famous vendors like Mailchimp, Aweber, Klout, Github, Brightpearl, Mixcloud, BatchBook, Crunchbase, Bantam Live, and BookingBug have build different raplets which are available to use along Rapportive. One of such famous one is created by Tungle.me, which helps you to schedule meetings with your Gmail users. This acts as a big time saver for you.

I hope this rapportive review will help you to integrate one of the best free CRM tools for your Gmail account. If you use any other tools, do let us know. I would also suggest you to check out WiseStamp, which is another useful addon for serious Email users, to add social media links as signature.

This is a guest post by Jenny from Marina Del Rey Toyota. If you would like to guest post at CallingAllgeeks, check our guest posting guidelines.

Gmail App for iPhone and iPad [Update]

It is official folks! Google has indeed launched a native Gmail app for iOS devices, as it was stated by TechCrunch writer M.G Siegler yesterday. The official Gmail app for iPhone and iPad is now live on the App Store and you can download it for free. iOS users had all the other native Google apps, but the one thing that was missing from the list was this and now it’s finally here.

The Gmail App, according to me, has been better developed than the Google + app and it works and looks great while showing your unread emails and such. As soon as I fired up the app, there popped an error message stating “no valid aps-environment entitlement string found”, which did not harm me in any way, but did startle me for like a second or two. Google decided to stick with the black and white appeal for this app too, and it works quite well, expect for the part where I couldn’t really notice the buttons.

It’s fast, easy to navigate around, looks good and is really smooth, although I do believe that the stock iOS mail app is simpler. It has push notifications and alerts, specifically designed for iOS 5. You can attach photos directly while writing an email, by using the attach button, a feature that wasn’t available in the stock iOS mail app. The view of this app is better on the iPad, with the ability to see all your emails and navigate all on one page, you can also read emails in threaded view. Pull down to refresh is also something new in the Gmail App for iPhone and iPad. Check out some screenshots below:

The Gmail app then, is certainly better than the stock app on your iOS device, but would you really replace the latter? The Gmail app can only show your Gmail inbox, whereas the Mail app in iOS can be configured to deliver email from various services. But, as a Gmail only app this is certainly a must have.

Download Gmail App for iPhone and iPad.

UPDATE: If you just tried to download and try this app, you must’ve been greeted with an error saying that it cannot be found in the App Store. Well, apparently, after some time of use, the Gmail App started giving some problems, such as the push notifications don’t work, there’s no option for multiple logins etc. Hence, Google has removed it from the App Store and soon will replace it with a better working app.

What do you prefer? Give us your opinions.

2 Desktop Apps without which Gmail Service is incomplete

Gmail has considered to be the most important service provided by Google. Infact this mail service is so much popular that more than 70% of the people of the world are associated with this service. Although the benefits of Gmail are infinite and still counting to be more. Google has made it really large in terms of their mailing service. Google has also made Gmail in such a way that it adds to user Functionality along with extensibility support.

There are lot of things which Google is Continuously trying to update with Gmail and its functionalist. Also Google has added many new features like Google Buzz, Google Bookmarks and various other features with Gmail for better user experience and ofcourse the new Google Plus has already done lot of things with Gmail till now. So today we are going to enlist the best 2 Apps for Gmail Desktop without which a Gmail service will always be incomplete.

1. KCheckGmail

KCheckGmail is a kind of Application for Gmail which acts as Gmail Notifier.  Everytime a new mail comes to your mail account, then KCheckGmail will notify you. It is a specially meant app for supporting notification about Gmail Message for KDE. Although the size of this app is 230KB but it perform various multi level and huge task as well.

 

 

 

 

2 Desktop Apps without which Gmail Service is incomplete

The features of KCheckGmail includes eMail snippets with or without attachments, Customizable search, Store password in a secure manner, Customizable check interval along with Security in Login access and Data retrival System. One of the best features of this App is that its available in various other languages like French, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Russian, Spanish other than english.

2. GSN SMS Notifier

GSN SMS Notifier is a special kind of app which particularly act as a Gmail Notifier but unlike others which send notification only in desktop tray, this app will send you an SMS notification everytime whenever you get a time.

2 Desktop Apps without which Gmail Service is incomplete

Isn’t it amazing about Notifying through SMS whenever we get mails. This app is a  freeware which has been tested successfully on Windows XP and Windows Vista.

11 Most Useful Gmail Gadgets You Love to add In Your Sidebar

Gmail not only offers mail service but they offers more than that and very few people use it.You can add Gadgets to your Sidebar and make more fun using it.You can Tweet ,Digg,Use Facebook, Calculate your query and do many more things From your Gmail account using Gmail Gadget.

Before using Gmail Gadgets You have to add Gadgets tab  on your Gmail setting page.  Go to Setting page ->labs and enable Gadgets. Now from this  tab you can easily add your favourite Gadgets by URL. You can find more  Gadgets  on iGoogle page.

Here List of Some useful Gadgets .

Currency converter:

Currency Converter GadgetA Real time Currency Converter That Converts your Currency to foreign OR Foreign to yours OR any type of Currency.If you got Email that have Value of Currency in another country format than you convert it in yours easily using this Gadget.

Currency Converter Gadget URL is:
http://www.ac-markets.com/forex/currencyconverter.xml

Remember The Milk:

Remember The MilkThis Gadgets can easily manage your task.you can schedule time of your meeting, party,Blogging or anything you want.It will Remind you when your Task is available.

Remember the milk Gadget URL is: http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/modules/gmail/rtm.xml

Digg:

Digg GadgetYou can access your Digg account and view current hot topics shared by Peoples.

Digg Gadget URL is:  http://digg.com/goog/ig.xml

 

Twitter:

Twitter GadgetJust Tweet  from your Gmail account and connected with your social network.If you receive some useful information in your mail and want to share with everyone than this Gadget is instant solution for this.

Twitter Gadget URL is: http://www.twittergadget.com/gadget_gmail.xml

Bit.ly URL Shortener:

Bit.ly URL ShortenerShorten long URL in just one click.

Bit.ly Gadget URL is: http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/107368512201818821991/bitly-shortener.xml

 

 

Wikipedia :

Wikipedia Gadget Get useful information ,Search your query just Right from your Gmail account.

Wikipedia Gadget URL is :http://www.google.com/ig/modules/wikipedia.xml

Google Docs:

Access your Google Docs And read documents you written or shared by your friends.

Google Docs Gadget URL is:http://google.com/ig/modules/docs.xml

Chuck Norris facts Gadget :

norris facts GadgetAdd Some laugh in your life .Get Daily updates of Chuck Norris facts.

Chuck Norris Gadget URL is: http://marsupialmusic.net/stu/scripts/chucknorris.xml

 

MySpace:

MySpace Gadget

Access your my space account just right now from Gmail Gadget and connected with your friends.

MySpace Gadget URL is : http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/100080069921643878012/myspace.xml

Facebook:

Facebook GadgetUpdate your status quick from Gmail gadgets.View shared quotes from your friends.

Facebook Gadget URL is : http://www.brianngo.net/ig/facebook.xml

Google Calendar:

Google Calendar GadgetCheck appointments and your Scheduled works right from your Gmail account.

Google Calendar URL is: http://www.google.com/ig/modules/calendar.xml

Do let us know if you know any other useful Gmail gadgets which we missed here.

How to Disable Gmail Priority Inbox

Just now we posted about how to use Gmail priority Inbox and for all who opted for Gmail Priority Inbox but for some reasons decided to opt out of Priority inbox, here is where you can learn how to disable Priority inbox.

Go to Gmail settings and click on priority inbox. Under last option which says Show priority inbox: Select Do not show priority inbox and click on save. This will disable priority inbox.

So within 2-3 clicks you can disable Gmail priority inbox. I would love to know your reaction about this new Gmail feature. Are you using it or going to disable this feature?