Last updated: January 17, 2019
From a simple tool like Mailtrack to a more complex one with CRM integration like Yesware, there are a bunch of third party tools you can use to track your Gmail emails. As you know, Gmail has no feature to allow you to track the emails you sent, leading you to keep wondering what happens with your email after clicking the Send button.
The only way to track the status of the emails you sent is by taking advantage of tools developed by third parties. Email tracker is a crucial enough tool especially if you use Gmail for business. Without tracking your emails, you will never know what happened to the email you sent.
In general, an email tracking tool will let you know when did your emails get read, along with supporting information like the device your recipient use, location and so on. Following are email tracking tools you can use to enhance the functionality of your Gmail.
1. Snov.io Unlimited Email Tracker
Snov.io Email Tracker is a forever-free Chrome extension that integrates with all your Gmail and G Suite accounts. The tool shows the most significant data on sent emails: how many times the email was opened and how many times the link inside it was clicked. Also, every time the recipients perform this or that action, a live notification appears on the screen. If there were multiple opens and clicks, you can see at what time the recipients have opened your emails. With this extension, you can send the emails at a definite moment, set reminders if the recipients haven’t opened the email, or clicked on the link, or replied to it.
What I love most about Snov.io email tracker is that it doesn’t add any signatures or logos in the emails, and there no limitations on how many emails can be tracked.
Some email tracking tools come with a very simple features to focus only on their core roles, an email tracker. Some come with a more complex feature with an integration with CRM software. Mailtrack is the first sort of email tracking tool. This tool is available as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera. After installing the extension of Mailtrack on your browser, you will see two-checklist icon on the Sent Mail menu of Gmail. Hover your mouse over the icon, you will get some information regarding the status of your emails. We have covered how to use Mailtrack in article. Read the article to learn more.
Need more than an email tracker? Yesware is one of the tools you can try. This tool has a more complex features than Mailtrack. In addition to giving you information regarding the message you sent, you can also use Yesware to schedule emails and use it as CRM tool. Yesware is also available as a browser extension. Once you have the extension of Yesware installed on your browser, you will see a row of new menus on the upper side of your Gmail dashboard. Clicking the “TRACKING” menu gives you all information you need regarding the status of the emails you sent.
Emails are put together on the different boxes according to their statuses. Yesware features a desktop notification. You will be notified for every action happened to the email you sent. One key thing you need to know, Yesware is a premium tool. You will only be able to use this tool for free during the 28-day trial period.
Gmelius is also a complex email tracking tool. It comes with a bunch of features, including email scheduling tool and follow up tool. You will see a new icon right next to the Send button on the Gmail composer once you have the browser extension of Gmelius installed. On the left panel menu you will also see two new items: Tracked and Board. The Tracked menu contains all emails that have been successfully tracked by Gmelius. There is two-checklist icon on each email. You can see further information by hovering your mouse over the icon. Gmelius itself is freemium tool. If you just need to track your emails, free version I think is more than enough.
SalesHandy is a complex email marketing tool. One of the features offered by this tool is an email tracker. Sadly, the information provided by the email tracker of SalesHandy is pretty lack. SalesHandy provides a side panel containing recent activities. You will only see an information like “email sent to Mr X 3 minutes ago” without any further information. You will even never now if your message has been read. You will probably need to upgrade to the premium version to get more detailed information regarding the status of the emails you sent. I used the free version during the test.
MailTag doesn’t specifically developed to be an email tracker. It also comes with other features like email scheduling and ping. The email tracker feature offered by MailTag is pretty handy. It offers a desktop notification as well as email notification, with rich enough information. You will be able to figure out when was your email be sent, open and received. MailTag also adds a new icon on the Sent Mail box. Hover your mouse on the icon, you will get a brief information regarding the status of the email you sent. At a glance, the information provided MailTag is a bit similar to Mailtrack. MailTag can be used for free although you have to be sincere your email be sent with a Mailtag signature watermark.
MailTracker is a simple free email tracking tool. The way this tool works is pretty similar to Mailtrack. You will also see a new icon inside the Sent Mail box of Gmail. Every time you hover your mouse over the icon, a new pop-up containing information regarding your email status appears. MailTracker lets you know when did your message has been open as well as the device used to open it (represented with an icon). MailTracker has no other features other than email tracking. It is a pretty simple email tracking tool.