For those of us who live in our Gmail inbox (inside of Google Apps of course) and who have done so for years know that it can be difficult to find a specific email that occurred within a specific time period; especially if it is a commonly occurring word.
My frustration at having to page through page after page of results lead me to search a little bit on the web for the answer and discovered the before: and after: search modifiers.
By crafting a search that includes a before and after date (as shown below), I was able to drop the number of results (hundreds of pages) to a single result! Talk about a time saver…
Just in case you didn’t know. What are YOUR favorite search modifier/power tips for getting the most out of your Gmail?
At Over The Top and Exhibit A Communications, I've programmed solutions for Google as well as at least one other company that was later acquired by Google.
I've been CTO of an Internet SaaS company and spent my time pretty evenly between guiding the future technical strategy of the company, architecting software solutions for my dev teams, designing and running a data center to service our clients world-wide as well as being a technical evangalist/sales engineer to our media clients large and small.
I've also been Chief Photographer of the Daily Sun/Post newspaper back when it was a 5-day a week daily newspaper.
I also spent a great many years as a beach lifeguardfor the City of San Clemente as well as Jr. Lifeguard instructor and then as it's program coordinator.
Private Pilot with Instrument rating and proud husband of soon to be 25 years (and counting).