Managing your emails can be overwhelming! Here’s an email management tip – thanks to technology, there are multiple tools and apps designed to bring peace to your overflowing inbox. Ranging from free to a monthly subscription fee, these tools serve a variety of purposes. Here are a few tools recommended by this NYC Professional Office Organizer.
Unroll.me: This application helps you manage your email subscriptions. Like many people you have probably signed up for online newsletters from colleagues, friends, department stores, online deals, etc. Unroll.me fills two great purposes. First, it puts all of those subscriptions into just one email for you to view, rather than 15 separate emails taking up space in your inbox. Second, it allows you to easily unroll from mailing lists that you are no longer interested in.
Boomerang: This tool allows you to schedule when you send emails. You can write an email today and schedule it to be sent at a later time. Another feature of Boomerang is that you can use it to archive already read messages and have them return to your inbox when you need to see them. For example, you might receive an email with details about an event you are attending next week. You can use Boomerang to remove that email from your inbox since you don’t need it today, and then schedule it to be sent back to your inbox next week when it’s time to prepare for the event.
Rapportive: This tool added on to your email service allows for social media information to show up right in your inbox. Rapportive links with LinkedIn and provides profile information at your fingertips. You’ll see a picture, business information, social media contact information, and even Skype or personal website info. This helps you connect on more levels with your clients and friends, and it also gives you additional insight when trying to figure out who sent you an email before opening the message.
SaneBox: SaneBox combines a few features into one handy tool. It allows you to unsubscribe easily with one-click inside your inbox, provides response tracking, and allows you to send emails back to your inbox when you need them (much like Boomerang). It also allows for less important emails to be automatically filtered into a separate folder to review later, keeping your inbox open for only the most important emails. The bonus with SaneBox is that it can be used on any device with any email service provider.
Not every tool is available for every email service, so you’ll want to do a little bit of homework. But with the hundreds of tools available for better managing your email on your smartphone, tablet and laptop, you are bound to find the one that fits your needs. For more email management tips and office organizing strategies, reach out to this NYC Professional Office Organizer.