3 Tools to Rock your Email Inbox and Save your Sanity!
Tools. Steps and cleanup - oh my!
I use gmail all the time, and have found a few tools that make my life way better and help me to achieve Inbox 0 consistently:
Boomerang - I can have emails come back to my inbox at a later date. Perfect when I need to schedule that lunch date in 2 weeks, but I don't need that email cluttering up my inbox in the meantime!
Inbox Pause - Going on vacation, or swamped with work that you need a pause on what's coming into your inbox? Boomerang for Gmail basically sets up a temporary folder that your incoming emails come into. I love using this when I need to be head down and focused on work, but all my info is in my email account. It helps to remove distractions in a session!
Canned Responses - This is in gmail labs and I have no idea why it's even still in "beta". I love canned emails to make sure my brain aligns with my need to knows! Don't worry - every email is personalized later, but I'm not trying to copy and paste my call links or repeating info that I could easily mistype in error resulting in poor user experience.
Bonus - the ability to forward emails to my Asana folder! I use asana for my daily TDL, and there's a unique email that you can forward your emails to so you can keep working while making sure relevant data is easy to find (you know - that huge list that requires a bit more work than a 2 minute reply)!
Looking for some more email tips? Check out my 3 steps to rock your email inbox right here!
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