Time Saving Tips

Spike was built to make your daily communications more efficient, and there’s a bundle of time-saving shortcuts you can use so you can focus on your real work.

 

Quick swipe

 

Best for users who want to quickly get through a lot of emails, the Spike Quick Swipe can be customized to your preference. You can choose if you want your swipe default to be Archive or Delete. This can be easily changed in your Settings.

 

How to activate Quick Swipe:

  1. Swipe right to get to the menu.

  2. Go to Settings .Settings

  3. Scroll down to Messaging.

  4. Turn on Quick Swipe.

email swipe gestures

Customizing quick swipe gestures

 

There a few simple ways to customize your swipe gestures so that you can get through your email as quickly as possible.

 

Default option:

 

email swipe gestures

 

Are you the type of person that deletes everything?

 

  1. Tap the Swipe Action Buttons under Quick Swipe.

    Spike email app
  2. Choose Delete and Archive.

    Delete swipe

When activated, a short swipe from right to left will delete:

 

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And a long swipe from right to left will Archive:

 

Archive email spike

 

Are you the type of person that archives everything?

 

 

Just follow the same instructions as above, but this time, choose to archive option. Now, a short swipe will archive and a long one will delete.

 

Swipe right to have more options.

 

spike quick swipe

This will open the actions menu.

Spike email app

Deleting/archiving/marking as read multiple messages at once

 

Spike allows you to clean your inbox clutter fast with bulk actions!

 

Archive, trash or mark as read/unread multiple messages in a single swipe and focus on what really matters – getting things done!

 

Mobile

  1. Long press the avatar icon (the contact’s picture on the left side) of a starting thread to select it.

  2. Tap on each additional thread on which you’d like to perform a bulk action.

  3. At the bottom of the screen, tap on one of the three options: delete, archive or mark as read/unread

Spike email

Message batches:

  1. Tap on the checkmark icon Checkmark above your messages (top right) to select a batch of messages.

  2. You can de-select any specific threads from the batch by tapping on them individually after the batch selection.

  3. Add any additional batches to be affected by the bulk action.

  4. Select the relevant icon to Trash, Archive or Mark as Read/Unread

BULK ASCTION

Bonus Tip!
You can quickly mark your entire Other section as Read or Unread by pressing and holding on it.

 

 

Desktop

 

There are multiple ways to use bulk actions on desktop:

  1. Click on the Avatar Icon (the picture on the left side) of a thread to select it.

  2. Repeat for each thread you’d like to include. You’ll know you’ve selected a thread when the icon changes:

  3. Hold the shift key while clicking anywhere on a starting thread, then shift-click anywhere on the finishing thread. This will select all threads between the starting and finishing threads.

Spike Advanced Search: Tricks & shortcuts

 

Spike has dedicated folders to help sort and find the emails you’re looking for. The default folders are Sent, Spam and Starred.  You can also create custom folders/tags. See how to create a tag here.

 

Extra powerful search shortcuts:

  • in:(tag name) – shows all messages with a Tag. You can also use this to search in each folder with free text.

  • is:unseen – search in Unseen.

  • in:trash – search in Trash.

  • in:spam – search in Spam.

  • is:starred – search in Starred.

 

Pro tip! You can combine other filters and free text for extra search power.

 

For example, is:unseen in:inbox seth.
In the below example we search for all unread messages from Seth (Godin) to catch up on our newsletter reading.

 

powerful search

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

 

Whiz through your inbox with keyboard shortcuts on your Windows computer.

 

You can access the list of shortcuts using this shortcut: alt=

 

Alternatively, you can find the list by following these steps:

  1. Click on your Profile Picture at the top left to bring up the Main Menu

  2. Select “Help” to bring up additional options

  3. Select “Keyboard Shortcuts” to see a list of the available shortcuts

Essentials

 

  • New Message

    Start a new message

  • Send

    Send the message you are writing

  • Reply

    Reply to the message you have open

  • Forward

    Forward the message you have open

  • Switch Accounts

    Switch between the accounts that are connected

  • New Event

    Add a new event to your calendar

  • New Group

    Create a new group

    create a group - shortcut
  • Filter Unread

    Show only unread messages

  • Search

    Access the search bar

    Keyboard shortcut
  • Undo

    Undo an action

  • Enlarge UI Size

    Enlarges all UI elements’ sizes, separately from Zoom Settings

  • Reduce UI Size

    Reduces all UI elements’ sizes, separately from Zoom Settings

  • Open Settings

    Open Spike settings

  • Change From

    Change the account you are sending from

  • Switch Recipient Role

    Switch between CC and BCC modes

  • Change Reply Mode

    Switch between ‘Reply All’ and ‘Reply To’

Quick Actions

  • Open Settings

    Open the Settings of Spike

  • Send and Archive

    Send the message you are writing and archive it

  • Change From

    Change the account you are sending from

  • Switch Recipient Role

    Switch between CC and BCC roles

  • Change Reply Mode

    Switch between ‘Reply All’ and ‘Reply To’

  • Unread/Read

    Mark an email or thread as read/unread

  • Star/Unstar

    Star or unstar and email or a thread

  • Trash

    Trash a thread

  • Archive

    Archive a thread

  • Snooze

    Snooze a selected message

  • Move To

    Move a message to a different folder/tag

Format and compose

  • Insert Emoji

    Insert an Emoji while writing

  • Insert GIF

    Insert a GIF while writing

  • Insert Link

    Insert an hyperlink

  • Bold

    Mark text as bold

  • Italic

    Format your message with italic text

  • Underline

    Format your message and underline words

  • Numbered List

    Create a numbered list in your message

  • Bullets List

    Create a bullets list in a message

  • Increase Indent

    Format your message by indenting

  • Decrease Indent

    Format your message by decreasing the indent

  • Remove Formatting

    Remove text formatting

  • Attach Recent

    Attach from your recent files

  • Attach Browse

    Attach to your message by browsing your computer

  • Attach Cloud

    Attach to your message from the Cloud

Keyboard shortcuts for Mac

 

Whiz through your inbox with keyboard shortcuts for you Mac computer

 

Access the list of shortcuts with this shortcut: 

Alternatively, follow these steps:

  • Click on your Profile Picture at the top left to bring up the Main Menu

 

Essentials

  • New Message

    Start a new conversation

  • Send

    Send the message you are writing

  • Reply

    Reply to the message you have open

  • Forward

    Forward the message you have open

  • Switch Accounts

    Switch between the accounts that are connected

  • New Event

    Add a new event to your calendar

  • New Group

    Create a new group

  • Filter Unread

    Show only unread messages

  • Search

    Access the search bar

  • Back

    Go back to your previous window or escape

  • Undo

    Undo an action

Quick Actions

 

  • Open Settings

    Open the Settings of Spike

  • Send and Archive

    Send the message you are writing and archive it

  • Change From

    Change the account you are sending from

  • Switch Recipient Role

    Switch between CC and BCC roles

  • Change Reply Mode

    Switch between ‘Reply All’ and ‘Reply To’

  • Unread/Read

    Mark an email or thread as read/unread

    Email Keyboard Shortcut
  • Star/Unstar

    Star or unstar and email or a thread

  • Trash

    Trash a thread

  • Archive

    Archive a thread

  • Snooze

    Snooze a selected message

  • Move To

    Move a message to a different folder/tag

Format and compose

 

  • Insert Emoji

    Insert an Emoji while writing

  • Insert GIF

    Insert a GIF while writing

  • Insert Link

    Insert an hyperlink

  • Bold

    Mark text as bold

  • Italic

    Format your message with italic text

  • Underline

    Format your message and underline words

  • Numbered List

    Create a numbered list in your message

  • Bullets List

    Create a bullets list in a message

  • Increase Indent

    Format your message by indenting

  • Decrease Indent

    Format your message by decreasing the indent

  • Remove Formatting

    Remove text formatting

  • Attach Recent

    Attach from your recent files

  • Attach Browse

    Attach to your message by browsing your computer


We hope this was helpful!
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