Monthly Archives: March 2015

Using Sidekick to Simulate Read Receipts

A read receipt lets you know when someone to whom you sent an email has opened it. That can be pretty handy, especially when the email bears time-critical information such as travel or meeting plans.

Read receipts are supported in Gmail, but are available only for Google Apps for Work, Education, and Government customers. They are not available in personal Gmail accounts. more

Google Previews Revised Contacts Interface

A little while ago in this post I described how to open your contacts page in a separate browser tab. Google is now in the process of upgrading the contacts page using their latest Material Design look. This is more than a cosmetic makeover, though, as it includes some new tricks and improvements, such as integrating your contacts with your Google+ circles, listing recent messages, and more. Note that the new Contacts page only shows the Google+ circles that you’ve included in the Your Circles feature (if that means nothing to you, see here), so you can adjust what you see under Contacts by editing Your Circles. more