Google has arguably been the single greatest influence on the World Wide Web since the company launched in the late 1990s. Google has given us a whole stable of free and easy- to-use tools that can make online personal and professional tasks easier and better.
“Google has given us a whole stable of free and easy- to-use tools that can make online personal and professional tasks easier and better.”
-Neelesh Bhandari, MD, physician entrepreneur focused on communication technology in healthcare and author of the blog Digital Medicine
As physicians, many of us use the Google search engine every day. Google also offers a number of other tools that you can leverage. Let’s take a look at five free and simple Google tools that are especially useful for doctors.
- Gmail: After Google Search, Gmail is the most useful service ever by Google. You can use Gmail to create 2 (or more) free email accounts. So you can create one personal email address and another public one for your medical practice. For example, one of your email addresses can be firstname.lastname@example.org, and another could be email@example.com.
By going to your Gmail settings, you can set up your account so that emails sent to your secondary email address forward automatically to your primary Gmail account/email address. You also can enable “multiple inboxes,” allowing you to...