Does The Clock Own You?
Or Do You Control Your Time?
One of the most important things in online productivity is getting control of your inbox!
Yet, Email tends to control us (rather than visa versa) because it comes in around the clock and creates a sense we might miss something (that drives a lot of us to compulsive email checking aka time wasting).
While we can’t stop the email from leaving the sender… what we CAN control is two things that get us closer to that ultimate control!
Meet RightInbox for Gmail!
RI lets you work YOUR hours and to drop your email in your recipient’s inbox at the best time to get them to open it.
Since you probably do not want the email you are sending to get buried in someone’s inbox while they sleep, now you can time-target it to get it opened. (This is something that Autoresponders do well but general email pretty much sucks at).
RI is an add-on for Firefox & Chrome that adds “when to send” options right into your Gmail account. It’s simple, unobtrusive and useful when you need it.
Free right now and will have some optional premium levels after beta.
Meet Boomerang for Gmail!
BR lets you choose WHEN you receive an email (that has already come in once) so that you don’t forget about it.
Have you ever received an email notice about a bill that didn’t need paid for weeks and wished you could easily remind yourself again closer to the date? Now you can tell that email to “come back later”!
Boomerang is an add-on for Firefox, Chrome & Safari that adds “when to come back” options right into your Gmail account that is super easy to use.
Both a free and premium versions/levels are available.
Cool Combo For Email Timing!
This definitely makes my email account smarter for sure! Achieving inbox zero gets a little easier!
Got an inbox that’s overwhelming and no where near zero? Be sure to check out Inbox Zero to help you get yours under control! (It did wonders for mine.)
What tools do you use for managing your email inbox?
~ Kim ~
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