Today on Ask Dotto Tech # 18 we will be explaining how to organize your Gmail inbox with the use of labels and Gmail Categories. Next, we will take a look at Dropbox and how to disable the camera upload feature. Finally, we will be showing you how to share a note in Evernote regardless if the recipient has an Evernote account.
Can I change the Gmail categories tabs?
A few years ago Gmail introduced the categorized tab feature in our inboxes. Utilizing pre-made categories, “Primary”, “Social”, “Promotions”, “Updates”, and “Forums”. It is a useful feature if you receive emails from multiple sources and are a fan of keeping your primary messages separated from the “other” stuff. Google describes the tabs as a way to “put you back in control so that you can see what’s new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read and when.”
To answer the question from Steve, unfortunately, you are not able to create your own categories or change the tabs. Now, you can enable or disable them but as far as creating your own, not an option at this time.
An option that may be of use in this situation would be to create labels to categorize your messages.
How Do Gmail Labels Work?
We cover the use of Gmail labels and how they work in Ask Dotto Tech Episode #16. Essentially, you can create a label for emails from a particular person, to a specific person or based on the subject. These labels once set up will compile in a list on the left-hand side of your inbox. Taking it a step further you can create a hierarchy of labels, housing labels underneath an existing label. Offering a solution to the non-customizable Gmail categories.
Dropbox & Photos
How do you disable auto camera upload with Dropbox from a smartphone?
Brad, you are not the first person to have this problem. Dropbox is trying to stay a step ahead of us and provide a useful feature. Although, many are finding this auto camera upload feature to be a bit of a nuisance. If you use Dropbox for business or for storing large files, it makes sense that we don’t need to hog storage space by uploading photos from our phones. Luckily, it is a pretty straightforward process to disable this feature.
Turn off Dropbox auto camera upload
Open Dropbox > Tap the settings icon (gear shaped) > Tap camera upload option > Turn the toggle switch to “off”
There you have it; Dropbox will not longer auto upload your photos from your mobile device.
Sharing Evernote Links
How do I share a single note from Evernote with someone that does not have Evernote?
Evernote has provided us a few options for sharing a single not from our account with others. When you share a note there is no requirement that the recipient must have an Evernote account, it is simply shared via the web. A few options for sharing notes is via social networks, through email, as well as, through a public link just as diatry1 is asking.
To share an Evernote note via public link
Click the share menu in any Evernote note > Click copy public link > paste that link and share with anyone you would like
There you have it, a compilation of tech awesomeness. Nothing better than combining a littler Gmail, Dropbox, and Evernote. We hope you found this post useful and appreciate your support. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all things Dotto Tech.
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