Want a new way to sort through all your email? No, it’s not another email startup coming your way. Gmail is adding a new way for you to view your emails which are sorted by type, in an effort to make getting through your messages even easier.
I make extensive use of smart folders and tags to sort my email into logical groups that I can easily process all at once. The key is to use rules and filters that automatically sort my email without any additional intervention from me.
A primary source of information overload is our email inboxes. While I’ve previously mentioned a few strategies for dealing with email overload, I think it’s a good time for a post with comprehensive rundown of my tips for managing email.
Email usage within companies is exploding, and it’s one tool professionals can’t live without. Of course, because everyone loves it so much, we have email overload problems, which lead to work place drama and other misunderstandings. So is email a curse or a boon?
ClearContext, a San Francisco-based start-up whose Outlook inbox management plugin was recommended by us in the past, has released the beta of their product of ClearContext Personal. It is also a free Outlook add-in that help organize email and inbox management. There are a bunch of start-ups that are trying to address the issue of email overload, and at the same using it the inbox as a starting point for a highly social network.
One really good reason to download this app: it automatically sort emails from a wide variety of applications and websites into nice little folders. You can quickly see how many Facebook messages or Evite invitations you got. Mind you those alerts are the biggest annoyance in any InBox. There are other new features such as one that makes Outlook messages appear as threaded conversations, something we Mac’s Mail.app users are quite used to. Anyway this is one Outlook add-in worthy of your time. Enter “gigaom” for immediate download.