22 – Gmail

UP 5 places in 2021

Gmail is a free web-based email service from Google. Also part of G Suite.

Website: gmail.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 14
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 29
Top 150 Tools for
Education: 11

Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 27 2019: 46 2018: 41 2017: 39 2016: 32 2015: 52 2014: 31
2013: 32 2012: 27 2011:20 2010: 31 2009: 21 2008: 14 2007: 7

Comments on Gmail in 2021

“My best email Tool. I read my professional email in Gmail, too.” Eva Añón, Social Media Manager, Spain

“Now integrated with Chat and Meet, both work and personal productivity and connectivity.” Heather Schnyder, Director of Project Success, USA

“Unlimited information sharing” Roberto Galvez, Corporate Services Director, Indonesia

Previous comments

“The hub of everything Google” Suzanne Becking, Associate Professor, USA, 2020

“pretty much all of my work activities are being conducted by email these days, as are most of my personal activities. Email is often the first thing I open in a day. I use three tools (because despite it being The Oldest Technology we still can’t make it work seamlessly). So I’ll classify email (specifically, SMTP and IMAP) as my technology choice. I use Google mail as a personal inbox, Thunderbird to actually read and write email, and Outlook at work, which used to work with Thunderbird, but is now so locked-down it barely works with itself. I also send my newsletter using email, using MailChimp, which I’ve set up to automatically formal and mail my RSS feed.” Stephen Downes, Canada, 2020

“Easy email communication between myself, coworkers, and students” Teacher, USA, 2020

Quick Guide to Gmail 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Gmail for teaching, training, learning and development.

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