01/05/2013 10:22 BST | Updated 01/07/2013 06:12 BST

Gmail Infographic: Shortcuts, Tips And Tricks To Help You Handle Your Messages

Using Gmail - it should be easy. But it isn't. Partly that's just down to volume - while Twitter and WhatsApp are the communication tools catching the column inches lately, we've never received more email - and never had less time to search through it all.

Fortunately, there is help at hand. Gmail actually has dozens of great shortcuts and tools built in, all designed to make it easy - or at least bearable - to use it for more than just a bottomless bucket for your spam mail.

Take a look below to learn 52 of the best tips. If you can commit these to memory, you deserve applause. But feel free to bookmark the page and use this crib sheet until you're ready to fly solo.