Ready to write your first email? 💪
If you’re reading this, it’s likely because you’re ready to have Lavender help you write better emails in less time AND get more replies. 💟 Yay!
Set yourself up for success with Lavender
Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the following checked off your Lavender set-up list:
You’ve downloaded the Lavender browser extension and installed it (Not sure if your browser is supported? You can check the most up to date list of supported browsers here.
You’ve logged into your Dashboard with either Google or Microsoft Outlook (whichever you use as your primary email client)
You’ve set up your Profile so Lavender’s ‘Start Your Email’ feature can work accurately.
And if you’re using Outlook Desktop, you followed these additional steps to install Lavender in your Outlook Desktop app.
Now that you’ve completed your initial set up of Lavender, you can start writing you first email and using Lavender to improve it!
So you can see Lavender in action, we’ve included an example email that’s in… pretty poor shape.
First, open your inbox and start a new draft email.
Next, plug in the following email text.
Using Lavender's suggestions, see if you can get to an A!
Congratulations! You just edited your first email using Lavender. 🎉
Once you've finished editing, send it to us at [email protected]. We'd love to see your finished product. 😎
Here are a few more tips and tricks to get the most out of Lavender:
Rely on your Email Coach for suggestions
In this image of Lavender in Gmail, you can see that the Email Coach is pinned open and long sentences is highlighted under the “Needs Work” section. In the email body itself, any sentence that Lavender deems too lengthy is highlighted to make it easier to see.
Try clicking on each long sentence to see what Lavender suggests as an alternative.
Each item under “Needs Work” will either highlight a different section of the email or will provide a suggestion.
Use your Mobile Editor
Did you know that 81% of emails are read on mobile devices? (Yes, it’s true!) 🤯
Optimizing your email to be read on a mobile device increases your chances of the recipient replying.
You can use Lavender’s Mobile Editor to see what your email would look like when read on a Mobile Device. Selecting the “Show Formatting Issues” button at the bottom will highlight the part of the email that needs editing specific for mobile optimization.
Finally - don't forget to have fun!
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