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    5 Useful Gmail Gadgets for Bloggers

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    Bloggers can’t think life without Google and there is no surprise in that because Google have lot of things to offer like best search engine, Blogspot, Buzz, YouTube and Gmail which is packed with many features. One of the useful features of Gmail is its gadget feature.

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    There are many Gmail gadgets for bloggers to increase productivity. I am using 5 such Goggle gadgets which really help me to save time and stay productive. In case you are not aware how to activate Google gadget in Gmail, then here are simple steps.

    • Go to Settings and Click on Lab.

    GoogleGad 5 Useful Gmail Gadgets for Bloggers

    • Enable “Add any gadget by URL” and save settings.

    GoogleGad1 5 Useful Gmail Gadgets for Bloggers

    • After enabling, you will get a new tab “Gadgets” in Gmail Settings.
    • You just need to enter the URL of the required gadget and start using them from sidebar of your Gmail.

    GoogleGad2 thumb 5 Useful Gmail Gadgets for Bloggers

    • After enabling Gadgets in Gmail, you can use the following URLs to use social networking websites directly from your Gmail.

    Here are 5 useful Google gadgets for bloggers:

    Mini Feed Reader:

    Mini Feed Reader helps you to monitor all important feed related to news or blog in you Gmail itself. Just add the gadget URL and you will see a small feed reader on left side of your Gmail. By default, you will get feeds from CNN but you can add any blog feeds by clicking the wrench icon, and pasting in the RSS feed URL for your preferred feed.

    MiniFeed 5 Useful Gmail Gadgets for Bloggers

    URL: http://gad.getpla.net/feed/reader.xml

    Sticky notes:

    This is something must for bloggers, we keep on getting useful post ideas and noting it down right in Gmail is always good. With sticky notes you can write any important task, to do list or reminders at Gmail sidebar.

    StickyNote 5 Useful Gmail Gadgets for Bloggers

    URL: http://gad.getpla.net/sticky/note.xml

    Bit.ly URL Shortener:

    With Bit.ly URL Shortener you can easily get the shortened URL of any link and you can share that link with your friends via email, chat or social networks.

    Bitly 5 Useful Gmail Gadgets for Bloggers

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

    Flickr:

    We all know that images are best way to enhance your posts and it gives an attractive look to your post. When it comes to select images for my articles, I prefer to use Flickr and with Flickr Gadget for Gmail it becomes easier to search images.

    Flickr 5 Useful Gmail Gadgets for Bloggers

    URL: http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/100080069921643878012/flickr.xml

    SEO book:

    When we are talking about blogging, how we can forget about SEO? SEO Book helps you to get all important factors which you want to search for better SEO such as Keyword Density Checker, Keyword list generator, Google Adwords and many more.

    SEOBook 5 Useful Gmail Gadgets for Bloggers

    URL: http://tools.seobook.com/google-gadgets/keywords.xml

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    kbharath @ Techntricksonline

    Thanks for sharing this Great Gadgets whiz.

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    Whiztechy

    Glad you like them Kbharath.

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    Basant | Cloud Computing

    Though I was aware of the feature I never tried it. I’ll give it a try as a few of the gadgets, especially the sticky notes gadget, may prove extremely helpful in day to day activity.

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    Whiztechy

    Agree Basant, Sticky notes is a gadget which i found very useful. we are online on Gmail whole day, what would be better than noting anything in Gmail, its very handy.

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    Geet

    Useful tip. Though using gmail for quite sometime, was not aware of this. I’ll try to add the gadgets.

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    Whiztechy

    Yeah Geet, Give it a try. There are lots more gadgets available to make you productive.

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    wanlunblog

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Isha Singh

    well there are many features in google products which we are aware of…. thanks for aware us…

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    Nihar

    Thanks for sharing these…

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    Whiztechy

    Glad you found useful Nihar.

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    Vincent Chow

    I use Remember The Milk for task management and reminders. I would probably forget my broadband bills without it.

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    Whiztechy

    Remember the milk is also a useful gadget, Thanks for reminding.

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    Vijayraj Reddy

    i love Mini Feed Reader…

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    Rahul

    Mini Feed Reader is awesome.
    Harsh can you help me in commentluv issue.
    My last post doesnt come as I insert my URL on commentluv enabled blogs.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Whiztechy

    @Vijayraj, @Rahul , Mini feed reader is really useful when you need to keep track of any blog without using any feed reader tool.

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    Madav @ Tips Online

    Thanks for the article.I was using bit.ly for a long time.Now I found How can I use it as a Gadget in Gmail.

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    Whiztechy

    Yeah Madav, give it a try I am sure you would love it.

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    Wasim Ismail

    Thanks for the Tips.
    I also use Paymo for time tracking for clients work and Remember The Milk as my to do list, which syncs with my other devices

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    Whiztechy

    Thanks Wasim for letting us know about Paymo, I was not aware about it.

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    Jimmy

    nice list. We must have two more gadgets, twitter and facebook. They are also necessary i think.
    Thanks for sharing :-)

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    Whiztechy

    Agree Jimmy, thanks for adding social networking gadgets. They are very useful, I was thinking to come up with that article too. :)

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    Sathish @ TechieMania

    I was not even aware of that Lab gadget. Well, thanks for sharing this useful list of gadgets and how to add it in Gmail.

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    Whiztechy

    Try it out Sathish and don’t forget to share your views.

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    eTipsLibrary

    I am using gmail since long and to be very honest i was not aware of the fact of the gadget . i will give it try now.

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    Ravi Rajvanshi

    Nice Article. I’m not aware of this. So thanks a lot.

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    Whiztechy

    @eTipsLibrary, @ Ravi Give them a try, they are very useful.

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    Pritam @ Specky Geek

    Hi Whiztechy, After following this blog for sometime, I have to say your writing style is fantastic. Unlike many sloppy writers, your articles read well. :)

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    Whiztechy

    Thanks a lot Pritam, just trying to share article in simple way :)

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    Pankaj Gupta

    These are really useful gadgets but I think it will slow down the opening of your Gmail Account if you are using low speed internet connection.

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    Praveen@Techperk

    SEO book will be good one for bloggers

    good share re

    Thanks

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    Bligbook

    Nice gadgets, i was already using 2 of them, but 3 more added up…..nice one…..

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    Atulperx

    Well Sticky Note is a great widget and you can update your users and clients with latest info on your side .

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    Whiztechy

    Thanks Balaji :)

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