Your email inbox.
Most likely your relationship with it falls into one of two categories: when you think about your email inbox, your thoughts are either neutral, or evil ones.
Processing email and Google searching are 2 Life skills that I think should be taught in schools from an early age. But they aren’t.
Both my kids got email accounts issued by their school while in elementary grades. Yet none of the kids received any formal training on how to use email: the netiquette of it, productivity wise, etc.
Millions and millions of people today still have no clue what inbox zero is. And when you mention the concept to someone with an overflowing email inbox, they laugh it off as if that would be the Holy Grail. Indiana Jones. Stuff that dreams are made of.
But learning inbox zero tech Meeks is one of the most impactful things you can do for your daily routine and life. Especially since email has gone mobile with smart phones, and now smart devices like the Apple Watch – and our culture to man’s pretty much instant, real time responsiveness.
One of the most valued tools for inbox zero that I use is called STREAK for Gmail. The big gorilla in the market is boomerang for Gmail. Right Inbox is another.
They all work in a similar fashion. Simply install their browser plug-ins and your Gmail or Google apps email get instance superpowers. You’ll see new buttons and functions that are added to your inbox and new message compose pages.
So what can Streak for Gmail do? Here is a couple of things to whet your appetite.
5 things you need for inbox zero from Streak
Streak for Gmail is a life changer. Try it out — the free version has been enough for me. And it should be good enough for you unless you are some crazy high-volume emailer.
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