Gmail Meter is an unofficial Google Apps script which generates some useful statistics about your Gmail account. If you’re curious about the specifics of your email activity, this can be quite useful. And if you’re not too curious about your Gmail stats, it’s still fun and interesting to use.
How To Use Gmail Meter
First of all, log in to your Google Docs account and create a new spreadsheet.
Then go toTools and then Script Gallery.
Search for Gmail Meter and install it — you’ll need to Authorize it before moving further.
You’ll notice that you have a new menu in Spreadsheets, called Gmail Meter. Go into that and hit Get a Report.
You get a choice between a monthly report and a custom one. The monthly report will send you a new report on the first day of each month, and could be a good idea if you want an outlook of everything, on a constant basis.
A custom report allows you to specify the time period for which you would like a report.
That’s it, you can now close the spreadsheet. Once the report is done, you’ll get an email of it. The email is filled with tons of interesting stats, like the number of conversations you’ve had, and the important stats like the top recipients and senders.
You also get a breakdown of traffic, as well as email categories in a clean, easy to read pie chart.
Also included is a stat telling you the average time until you respond to messages, as well as the time until you get responses.
Another stat refers to the average length of your messages, if you actually care about that.
All in all, tons of interesting stuff you can get on a monthly basis.