Thursday, 23 February 2017

Meet the Team: Raphael












RaphaĆ«l Bischof, Software Engineer

Updating the app that you must use, adding some cool features to it, specialized in the mobile app that you will be using.

Your favourite tech thing (website, app gadget)? 
From a professional point of view, I would say that the most beautiful tech thing that I have had in hands are Android devices. Why is that?
I really appreciate when mobile os are open sourced, well designed and user-friendly. I love working on it, and I also love to use it. On the personal side, I would say that I really appreciate the Raspberry Pi tech, with these small devices, you can easily do a bunch of things. As I like to create some domotic solutions for my own house, these small computers help me give shape to my thoughts.


Your favourite startup/crowdfunding project?
The kind of crowdfunding projects that I appreciate is similar to projects like GravityLight, it is a simple light, but using a different kind of energy: mechanical energy. These projects bring me some confidence in humankind, some faith in humanity.


The email hack, tip or feature you use the most?

Without any doubts for this answer, the feature that I use the most is scheduled emails. As I work at different moments of the day, including late evenings, I prefer my emails to be sent the next morning instead.


Your pop figurine and why?
I'm Hulk, I give you an advice, don't try to make me angry ;-)


What you are most known for in the office?
I don't know if I can give an answer to this question myself, I'll ask my coworkers =)
[We’d say it is his face in the morning when he found a parking space close by: pure joy]




Thursday, 16 February 2017

Gmail Monthly Tips

TIP 2: Use labels to properly organize your inbox

Labels are one of the easiest and most effective ways of organizing your Gmail inbox.
They allow you to categorize email by topic, client, project, action required etc.

Add labels to gmail



If you’re coming from another email system and moving to Gmail, you’re probably wondering why there are no folders. The answer is that Gmail doesn’t use folders. It uses labels.

But you can use your labels much like you would a folder to empty out your inbox and get even more precise in your categorisation!


Indeed Gmail conversation can have many labels and be in many locations: Inbox, Sent Mail, All Mail, and so on - which offers you more flexibility than having messages in only one folder.


If all your Gmail messages are in your inbox and you’ve never used labels before (don’t worry, you are not the only one), it’s time to start cleaning up:

Easy 3-Step Labelling Process

  1. Create a new label
  • Select a message and click on the Labels button on the navigation sidebar
  • And select “Create new label”
  • Type in a name, decide (for sub-labels tick the box to nest it under a parent label)
  • Click “Create”
Create a new label

Alternatively, when you have selected particular email, you can create a new label simply by starting to type the name of the label in the search bar and clicking on create new.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Our Tech advice of the month

VPN

Whether on a trip or just in an area with poor network services, we have all logged on to a public wifi to get that one email through or read the news while waiting for a flight.


But a public wifi can be a great way for attackers to collect your personal information. Not to see harm everywhere but can you imagine how many people are connected to a hotel or a city’s free wifi? Can you guarantee none have bad intentions?



Here is where our advice of the month comes in: VPN or virtual private network.

In essence, this technology creates an encrypted and secure connection (often referred to as a tunnel). Basically, VPN encrypts your internet traffic and reroutes it through an anonymous server.


Using a VPN then “masks” your data and your identity making it close to impossible to track you.


From then on you would not be foolproof against attacks though but much less vulnerable. (As long as you keep taking the necessary steps to ensure your online security, such as not downloading files from untrusted sources and making sure your passwords are strong.)


In order to choose your VPN services, you can check out PC Mag’s recent recommendations. And do not hesitate to check online industry reviews of the different services, as demonstrated by a recent study relayed by The Next Web trusting only users’ ratings can be misleading.


A VPN provider needs to be carefully selected as you will trust them with your connection which should only happen if you have a certain level of confidence in them.

Have a safe browsing.
The Gmelius Team

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Meet the team: Payam



Payam Bahrami, Developer & Customer success

Just an easy-going person who loves to laugh and smile. One of the voices behind our customer support.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Gmail Monthly Tips


How to become a Gmail Power user

Ready for a Gmail productivity boost? We thought we would share our tips and tricks to help you save time and make the most out of your inbox.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Our tech advice of the month

Password Managers

As you know privacy and security are one of our top priorities!

Gmelius blocks email trackers, preventing your contacts from gathering information about where, when or how often you read an e-mail.

But what is the point of making sure windows are closed if you leave the door unlocked?

Thursday, 12 January 2017

New Year, New Team, New Blog!


Well, hello everyone!
First off we would like to wish you a belated happy new year from all of us at Gmelius!

A lot happened for us in the past couple of months, and lot is still in store, so we thought we would spread the good news!

As you have noticed, we freshened up the look and feel of our website, so don’t hesitate to let us know how much you like it and to share the love!
Amongst other changes our ranks have tripled up with the new year and we will introduce you to our new members in the coming weeks. We can already tell you that they are all awesome! And we are totally unbiased about it!

We are also shaking things up with regards to this very blog, you will still get info about Gmelius updates, but we will also make sure to share more with you about us, our tech loves and email tips as well as topics we fancy and anything we think might interest you.

By the way if you want us tell you more about a feature or would like a blog post about a specific subject, just contact us through social media! We are here for you!

That said we should go back to work, so have a lovely day!
The Gmelius team