Modified 07 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

Explore some of the great Gmail labs on offer.

A list of the Gmail labs we can’t live without

Take a look at these recommended labs in your Gmail settings that will make your life easier:


Google Calendar Gadget – See upcoming events, locations and details in Gmail with a Calendar box in the left column.

Canned Responses – A brilliant way to set up email templates if you need to send regular emails with the same template. (Plus canned responses now have the subject as a set field)

Quick links – Save a link to any part of Google Apps Gmail eg a specific tab within Settings, or a specific search.

Custom keyboard shortcuts – Customise your own keyboard shortcut mappings. Allowing you to remap keys to various actions.

Google Docs previews in mail – Shows previews of documents, spreadsheets and presentations directly in the email when you receive any link to a Google Doc.

If you have a favourite lab, let us know about it in the comments below.