Battling My Daemons

My mission: Build an email client for my laptop that would make email as enjoyable as possible, mixing and matching my favorite features from a variety of other apps and adding a few of my own. This program would be the perfect client for me—not for every user, not for my co-workers, and not for strangers. I’d call it SlateMail.

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Is email broken?

Is the answer then to give up on email altogether? Well, no, certainly not in the short-term. Among all the dross, the poorly targeted pitches, the incomprehensible gobbledegook there is still the occasional gem. The red sign on my inbox at 7.28 am says I have 190 unread messages and I am sure at least one of them contains vital information – time to get to work.

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MyLifeOrganized review

Overview MyLifeOrganized is a paid desktop To-Do list application.  It was the first application I used for many years and I liked it a lot. It follows the GTD framework pretty close, although not 100%, see more details below in “Things I don’t like”. The main features of the software are it’s flexibility and sheer volume […]

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Ask an Expert: Is Inbox Zero the New Email Black?

As we mentioned last week, everybody needs to customize their own disciplined approach to email management. This means you can’t hold your breath and hope that your emails read themselves, insist that colleagues drop by your desk for everything they need, or treat email as a to-do list. Email is a great way to communicate with others about tasks, but it’s not in itself a task management tool.

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Is Email Dead?

Again, for outside communication, email can’t be beat. It continues to be a universal problem-solver for certain kinds of communication. However, based on what organizations need to do internally, email is already outdated. We already have better tools for the tasks we need to do, even if we need to adjust them to fit business appropriately.

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Get Organized: How to Cut Down on Unwanted Email

hear more and more from office workers that email is the bane of their existence. It’s as much a waste of their time as the ‘m’ word: meetings. When I ask why it’s such a burden, people typically say something like, “I get tons of emails that have nothing to do with me,” or “Half the threads I’m on aren’t relevant to my work at all.” I

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