Need a Shared Inbox?
Drag is everything you need for a Shared Inbox, inside the place you love. Gmail.
Shared inbox is a collaborative tool for teams to manage emails that come into an inbox. It usually applies to company emails such as sales@, support@ or info@. With a Shared Inbox, there is no need to cc, bcc or forward emails around. Instead, teams work together, in real time, to make the right emails reach the right people, at the right time.
Email is the foundation for most business workflows. For supporting customers, closing deals or managing projects, email is most times the primary communication tool.
But there is a problem – email was built for 1:1 communication. As a result, multi-billion-dollar industries were built on the back of this problem. Help Desk, CRM, Task Management tools. In short, all of these were born based on the fact that email is not collaborative.
However, the concept of Shared Inbox is changing the productivity landscape. The ability to manage company emails such as support@ or sales@, collaboratively in a team, makes email a better alternative than many business tools.
Here at Drag, we believe a Shared Inbox should work where millions of companies spend most of their time – G Suite. With Drag, there is not need to move back and forth between your personal and Shared Inbox.
Finally, in this page you will learn more about Drag and why you should consider it if you are in GSuite.
We hope this helps…
Nick Timms, Co-Founder @ Drag
First of all, Drag integrates seamlessly into Gmail, the tool you already know and love. This means no more navigating back and forth between your personal inbox and another collaborative tool. No disruption of your normal Gmail organization. Say goodbye to trainings or complex onboarding processes. Drag is super simple.
Also, being in Gmail is nice, but not enough. Besides that, Drag is being carefully built to feel like Gmail too. For example, some tools integrate with Gmail but disrupt the whole user experience. But our interface coexists with Gmail’s in a way that users don’t feel they are using another tool. It’s just Gmail. But with superpowers.
Shared Inbox is great for teams that work together on sales, Help Desk and other workflows. However, a simple flow of emails-in-emails-out is not enough most times. Sometimes, workflows do not start or end as emails. For this reason, in Drag, we work with “cards”. For example, each card can represent an email, a client, a lead, a ticket, a task. In short, it’s really up to you to manage your workflows the way your business needs. We bring the building blocks you need to get things done your way.
Finally, visual workflows are proven to make your team work faster and happier. For example, tools such as Trello, Monday.com, Asana and Jira all use a visual way of working, called Kanban. It kicks the ass of traditional lists. Nowadays, almost every task management software offers this and Drag brings this to email also to make your life easier also. Optionally, of course.
This means no more navigating between tools or forwarding or cc’ing between internal teams. In short, Drag turns Gmail into an Everything Inbox for Teams – one single workspace to run your business.
Drag instantly turns Gmail into the Everything Inbox for teams. Share company emails such as support@, sales@ right inside Gmail.
Your team can use shared boards and shared inboxes like they were their own – it can be used for anything from a simple Help Desk and CRM to a Marketing board.
Need to delegate emails or tasks to someone, like your assistant? Simply select specific emails or tasks and allow team members to get things done on your behalf.
Drag turns Gmail into a Kanban layout (we call them boards). It’s a proven way to be more organized. You know how to use Gmail, so no training needed.
Not everything comes as an email, sometimes there’s a separate task. Superpower your shared inbox and add tasks directly into your boards.
Get work done faster by assigning emails and tasks to the best-placed team members. You can see, at a glance, who’s working on what.
@mention your team to start a real-time chat with someone to solve a Help Desk ticket faster, or to close a deal with more value. You can chat, internally, on any shared emails or tasks.
A private space for you and your team. Add context to any conversation by collaborating behind the scenes with your team.
Can’t remember some details? Add notes to any email so you’re always have information to hand.
Most emails come with things to get done. Separate these out and add them as actionable tasks.
Is there a deadline – something you need to get done by a date? Keep things on track by adding a due date.
Drag works across boards. Received an email directly to you? Drag it to a team board so your entire team can help solve faster.
Emails come and go, sometimes it’s hard to keep track. Keep your inbox organized by dragging emails to different columns on your board. It’s really as simple as that.
Filter your boards so that you can focus on the things that matter most. You can filter by person, statuses, colors and labels.
Get a better overview of your boards by color-coding them based on time zones, urgency levels or anything that works best for you.
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Work on Drag on the move. Drag’s Gmail add-on installs across devices and help organize your boards when you don’t have access to your computer.
Drag syncs. with your Google Calendar. Any email or task with a due date attached, will be automatically added to your Google Calendar so your team knows when stuff needs to be finished.
Easily automate repeatable workflows. Automatically send emails to boards, assign emails and create tasks for your team.
Merge cards into a collections to save time and energy. Group different emails and tasks into one single card to better manage your work.
Share labels and organize your boards across your team with shared labels.
Work together on replies. Collaborate using shared drafts. Write a reply and have your colleague check it before sending.
Connect Google Groups to boards for your team to immediately manage the Groups inbox.
Reply as yourself, your team or as the shared inbox address such as sales@ or support@.
Get a full history of all actions on a board. Learn what and when you need to deal with an email or task.
In other words, here is us defining the new category of the Everything Inbox. After that, others have since attempted to follow with “Team workspace in Gmail”, “Collaborative Workspace in Gmail” and other expressions. But we are creating a category and have a clear vision from day one to deliver first Everything Inbox for teams – one single workspace to run your business.
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