How often have we heard the doomsday proclamation “email will be gone in a few years”, and how often do we realize “nope, it’s here to stay for quite awhile yet”. Plus, there’s so much innovation within the sector these days, that the pain points of email have really started to ease, and lots of messaging that use to happen via email is now finding its more appropriate channel via chat apps, yammer, and other collaborative messaging.
In the past three weeks, WriteThatname has been featured in a number of great articles, alongside other email innovators:
10 Gmail Addons for Email Productivity
5 Simple Tools That Make Email Suck Less
50 Ways to Make Email More Productive And Enjoyable
and the reality is that with so many options out there, there have got to be a few that are truly must-haves… here are our 3 medal winners:
This plugin slips easily into the right hand side of gmail (where Ads normally would be) and provides useful information about the contacts concerned in the email you’re writing or reading. It shares their social media info, recent updates and important email exchanges between you and them. You have to give it a try here.
Sanebox does what priority inbox was supposed to do, and it does it much better, and then adds on handy other features like @saneblackhole, @sanenextweek @sanetomorrow and more. Their service keeps what’s important in front of you, and the rest tucked away until you have time for it. Oh, and they’ve saved 6,546,381 minutes for their users already, so let them help you too.
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They just hit their 1,000,000 user mark and well-deserved! I’ve been using personally for over a year and love it. Started using it professionally and started getting this brilliant message:
Boomerang is great for scheduling emails. Doing work internationally means that you might not want to send someone an email at 8PM or 2AM their time, or you know that they prefer getting emails at 11am. Now it’s easy. And the boomerang effect is magical for keeping tabs on whether a specific task moves forward, was replied to, or simply to add a reminder to contact someone 2 weeks later. Love this service and plan on upgrading very soon!
Give these apps a try and I’d love to hear what you think, or if you’d add on another “must-have”!
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