You know how you go to open Gmail to send a message, but quickly get distracted by reading and replying to the new messages in your inbox? Well, for all you productivity ninjas out there, here are 3 ways to send an email without having to open and get lost in the inbox.
Method 1: Using Chrome browser, type “mailto:” in the address bar and hit Enter
You can also append this with the email address. For example, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Method 2: Using Chrome Browser, install “Open Compose Window for Gmail” Extension
This simple extension once activated will open the Gmail compose window without showing the inbox. Click the link below to install the Chrome extension:
Method 3: Special URL
The url below will trigger the gmail compose window; you will need to create either a new desktop icon that launches this, or create a bookmark. And of course you’ll already need to be logged into Google in your web browser.