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10 Great Google Apps Tips

Google continues to spiff up Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and other Google Apps. Take advantage of the improvements with these smart tips.
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Transfer money from Google Wallet using Gmail

If you need to reimburse a friend or add money to your teenager's checking account, just send an email. You'll notice that this feature is enabled for you if you have a ($) button added to the Gmail compose window. This new feature is also available for iOS.

To send money, compose a new email and click the 'Attach money' button. On the form that appears, enter the amount you want to transfer and click send. Transactions are free if you send money from Google Wallet or directly from your bank account. A 2.9% fee per transaction is charged if you use a credit or debit card. Receiving money does not cost anything. 

Recipients will receive an email confirmation and the funds will be available almost instantly. If you send money from a bank account, the transaction could take several days to clear, Google said.

Transfer money from Google Wallet using Gmail
If you need to reimburse a friend or add money to your teenager's checking account, just send an email. You'll notice that this feature is enabled for you if you have a ($) button added to the Gmail compose window. This new feature is also available for iOS.

To send money, compose a new email and click the "Attach money" button. On the form that appears, enter the amount you want to transfer and click send. Transactions are free if you send money from Google Wallet or directly from your bank account. A 2.9% fee per transaction is charged if you use a credit or debit card. Receiving money does not cost anything.

Recipients will receive an email confirmation and the funds will be available almost instantly. If you send money from a bank account, the transaction could take several days to clear, Google said.

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12/18/2013 | 11:16:47 AM
More?
What are your favorite Google Apps features? Have any tips you'd like to share? We'd love to hear them.
Laurianne
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12/18/2013 | 11:27:08 AM
Gmail Mute Option
How did I not know about this Gmail mute option? Handy.

Readers, tell us if you have a Google Apps power tip you want to share.
Thomas Claburn
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12/18/2013 | 7:06:30 PM
Re: More?
Amit Agarwal has some great ways to use App Script with Gmail.

http://www.labnol.org/internet/google-scripts/28281/

 
Kristin Burnham
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12/18/2013 | 8:50:00 PM
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That's a good one -- I have it enabled. It's especially helpful when you realize your email had a misspelling or typo. I remember when very early versions of AOL email let you "Undo Send" anytime before the recipient opened it.
Kristin Burnham
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1/17/2014 | 8:36:27 AM
Re: Use Google Drive to send large files:
@kurgbe -- thanks for that tip. Attaching a document as a file in Drive is often the best route to take if the file is really big. Like you say, other attachments are better sent as an actual file attachment.
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