Read Receipts in Gmail — Sidekick by HubSpot

sidekick-email-logo "ron palinkas" sidekick gmail tool  Making the transition from Outlook to a Gmail based system was tough.  There are fundamental differences between how each handles e-mail and all the other tasks we on e-mail clients to perform.  Having made the transition I am still not sure that one is better than the other, but I have begun to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of both. One feature that I had grown to appreciate in Outlook was read receipts.  A staple of inter-office e-mails, the read receipt functions internally to help the sender better understand the widespread receipt of his e-mails.  Of course, there were limitations to this system, especially outside of a domain, but I think we would all agree that using read receipt feature has come in handy more than once.

Read receipts are possible in Gmail using an extension from HubSpot called Sidekick (formally known as Signals.)  Download into Gmail/Chrome and you are off and running.  The monthly fee/premium account is a bit steep ($10/month)  but if you can encourage others to sign up via your account, HubSpot gives you a free month.  That is my pitch, because I am out of free monthly credits–check it out for a month free, and please do so through my account.  You will get the chance to try out a game-changing gmail app and I benefit from another free month.  Please use this link and I hope you enjoy using the app as much as I do.


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