Are you tired of somebody not replying to your email? How many times you heard this excuse “Hey Dude, sorry I forgot to check my email”. The things get worse as a blogger or a Freelancer, when your important emails are not replied.
Don’t you want to get notified when somebody opens your email? Sidekick by Hubspot is one awesome free service which let you know when someone has opened and seen an email. This is also important, when you want to track if an urgent email is not opened by a receiver, and you can send a reminder email for the same.
I started using Sidekick recently and find it to be very useful. Sidekick is not just to track email open, but it also let you schedule your email at the later time. Let’s have a look at all the features of Sidekick and signup using below link to enjoy their premium features free for one month.
Sidekick by HubSpot review: Your Email companion
To get started with Sidekick, you need to create a free account here. You can login using your Google account, which is a convenient sign-up process. After that install Sidekick Chrome extension from here.
From the Sidekick dashboard, you need to give access to your Gmail account (Don’t worry about account security, as HubSpot is one reputable company). You can also use Sidekick with:
- Outlook desktop
- Apple Mail
Instructions are on your Sidekick app dashboard. Once you have configured your email service, after that Sidekick will keep tracking which emails are opened & which emails remain unopened.
It also let you track if the links in the emails are clicked or not. Here is a screenshot from my Sidekick app dashboard:
You have an option to uncheck any email which you don’t want to be tracked. Another useful feature is to send an email at the later time. You can schedule email, and Sidekick will automatically send it for you.
Scheduling email in Gmail:
After you have signed up for Sidekick and installed Chrome extension. Click on compose email, and at the bottom you will see an option to schedule email at the later time. Fir the first time, you need to give offline access of your Gmail account to Hubspot. (Here is a screenshot for email schedule feature)
Sidekick also has free iOS & Android app, which let you track everything from your smartphone. What I like about their smartphone app is, you can also send an email directly from the app. You can download apps from below link:
Entrepreneurs & startup should watch this video to understand how Sidekick app can help their business grow:
The free version let you track 200 emails/month. You can always upgrade or invite others to get free premium access for one month. When you signup from below link, you will get premium access for the first month.
Once you start using Sidekick by Hubspot, I’m sure you would start loving the app. Go ahead, and try it. Here are few more chrome addons, which you might like to try right away:
Do let me know if you know of similar or alternate app like Sidekick. Don’t forget to share about this app with your friends on Facebook & Google plus.