A major concern of many Gmail and G Suite users is that there is no way to keep track of your email usage – at least not without some help.
So, what happens when you need statistics about the emails you and your team sent and received within a given period?
Or perhaps, you need to get an idea of your team’s response time – a critical metric for customer-facing employees.
Or even, monitor how much time you’re spending on email-related tasks?
That’s exactly the problems we set out to solve with Email Meter. Our goal is to provide the over 1 billion monthly Gmail users an intuitive, one-click, analytics tool that helps them understand their Gmail behavior.
So, how do you use Email Meter?
First, you will have to sign up with the Google account —G Suite or Gmail— you want to track.
Once, you’re signed up with our free plan, your last month’s email report is automatically generated. Please note, however, if you’re interested in a report for a custom time period, such as a Yearly Report you will have to upgrade to the Premium plan to unlock the Custom Report feature. Don’t worry, you can cancel at any time — but we’re sure you will love it!
A Walk Through Your Report View
On the left-hand side of the report is an intuitive, easy to use navigation panel. You’ll find the “Monthly report” – which is the default tab; then the Weekly report tab if you have enabled it in settings, and the “Custom report” tab, which you will need to use if you want to generate a Yearly Report, such as a Full Report for your Email Usage in 2018.
Predominantly displayed on the first roll of the report is a summary that gives you a bird’s eye view of your account within a selected time interval.
You see the total number of Messages Sent, the Number of Recipients, your Average Response Time, total Messages Received, and number of Senders.
Messages by Day and Hour
Another data point on the report is the Messages by Day and Hour. The app presents the data in a neat histogram that shows side by side the busiest days and time of the day for you.
From here you can see which days of the week and time of day you receive and send emails the most. A handy feature that allows you to optimize your work.
Time Before First Response
Want to know how fast your team replies to messages? You can also see your Quickest Response Time and Average First Response Time in your report.
The tool helps you see how many of the emails you send out are replied to, and how many of them go unanswered.
You get an intuitive pie chart display with the number of emails you replied and the number of emails that were left unanswered. Often, you get involved in threaded emails – you can see those too; plus, the number of New Threads you replied. The report also shows you how many direct emails you got versus the number you were copied in.
The best feature by far in the report is the Top Interaction section where the email addresses of those who have the most conversations are listed in a cool table in addition to the number of messages, best contact time, and your response time.
This section in effect, helps you see who you are spending the most time with, the best time to contact them.
More and more
If you need to obtain additional information from what’s already present in your report, don’t fear! There’s an Export CSV button that will make it possible to import all your data onto your favorite Spreadsheet software, and do anything you wish with it.
If you need additional information from a Team, or need to analyze several email accounts at the same time, don’t worry: Email Meter Premium now supports Teams as well, so you can see the report for your account or for anyone else in your team.
Email Meter enables you to analyze your Gmail usage visually, and from the insight gained, you can then optimize your productivity & that of your team.