Gmail is increasingly becoming the go to product for businesses when it comes to email. Google continues to roll out a slew of new apps and add-ons for Gmail that make it faster and cheaper to run a business whether you’re a solo entrepreneur or a professional in a larger organization.

Here’s the top 5 business add-ons for Gmail

1. Flashissue: Create beautiful emails in minutes

Flashissue adds a set of time saving email marketing tools to your Gmail Inbox. The tool combines content curation with email marketing in a simple interface that has great functionality that anyone can pick up in seconds.

The best part is how quickly it works. You can create your own email from scratch or cherry pick online articles from other websites to include in your email; in less than five minutes you’ll have a newsletter emailed out to readers. In addition, the seamless integration with Gmail lets you build email lists quickly from your Google address book and the tracking feature provides reports on how content is resonating best with your audience. The add-on is free to use.

2. Rapportive: Everything about your contacts right inside your inbox.

Rapportive, is unparalleled in revealing the social trail of the people you email. Its Gmail sidebar instantly shows profile pictures and links to TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn accounts to bring context to your email composing and save you from having to Google acquaintances whom you can’t seem to place. Rapportive also allows you to follow, friend or otherwise add contacts right from the sidebar, without leaving your Gmail window.


3. Send from Gmail (by Google) – Quickly share a webpage

Send from Gmail makes Gmail your default email application and provides a button to compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email. It’s a great time when you want to quickly share a web article with a client or your team and one of the simplest business add-ons for Gmail..

This extension will open a Compose window in Gmail when you click any email address on a webpage. It also provides a button that will create a Gmail message when clicked, using the page title as the subject and selected page text and link address as the message. For setting the domain name of your “Google Apps for your domain” account, click Options.

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4. Streak: Social CRM for your inbox

Streak lets you keep track of all your deals right from your inbox. You can group emails from the same customer together into one view and push that customer through your pipeline. When a new email comes in, you’ll have all the context you need. In fact, if you any type of project you’d like run Streak is a great bet as a business add-on for Gmail.

 5. Turn your Gmail inbox into a To-Do List

GoogleGooru can teach you how to create a to-do-list within your Gmail inbox and take advantage of the many features that comes with it.