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Choice Notifications for Google?
July 1, 2011 3:05 PM   Subscribe

In Google documents, how can I have my boss alerted when it needs to be viewed? He has an android phone and uses google mail coupled with Mac os X and mac applications. He has his gmail open all day and always has his phone with him.

I do NOT want to e mail him every time there is every little change. It would be wondering if some little alert could be on his e mail web page (like over the documents link) but I don't believe that exists. Anything in labs or other avenues we can think of?

To be clear, I collect questions for him throughout the day, and when there is enough to demand his time, I would love for him to be digitally notified somehow.
posted by JJkiss to Technology (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
When you use the "Share" functionality it adds the person to the access list and emails them.
posted by GuyZero at 3:46 PM on July 1, 2011


Yes, I've already shared with him. This is about an easy notification with I choose
posted by JJkiss at 3:57 PM on July 1, 2011


when there is enough to demand his time, I would love for him to be digitally notified somehow.

Send him an email/sms only when this happens. "Yo boss, check docs ASAP" — 24 chars, 2 seconds, ample communication. You don't even need a subject line since gmail displays the first sentence of an email. The idea being, if there's enough to demand his time then there's enough to warrant more than a button-press from you.

You can even shorten it. "Docs ASAP" works.
posted by carsonb at 5:53 PM on July 1, 2011


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