Whether it’s sending basic messages through Gmail, uploading videos to YouTube, sharing photos or hooking up for a face-to-face video chat through Hangouts in Google+, communicating is made easy through Google’s numerous free services.
Later in this book
, we will be taking a look at some of the main apps for communicating in more detail, but for now we thought it important for you to get accustomed with some of the respective services’ lesser-known features, which can make using them even more intuitive and speed up your productivity
no end. Since Gmail is used by people at work and at home on a massive scale, we have focused mainly on cool tips for getting the most out of that service – such as interesting ways to manage your inbox and how to activate a truckload of keyboard shortcuts to cut the time you spend emailing people in half. We also show you how to start a Google+ Hangout, for a video (or text) chat, which is a fun and modern way to communicate without having to spend a penny. In addition, we present one or two top tips for getting the most out of the Google Photos service and keeping all of your friends in the loop.