What’s worse than missing an email, falling behind in social media affairs or having to wait to respond to an email and then forgetting in the process? Nothing in this day and age. Email is everything when it comes to business, so here are some hacks to help you accomplish what you need to more swiftly and efficiently.
This browser add-on (for Gmail on any device or Outlook on a PC) let’s you schedule emails to be sent ahead of time (think writing it Friday, to be sent to a client on Monday), set up certain emails to show up in your inbox at a later date (think ‘I’m on vaca, and would love to see these emails at the top of my inbox when I get back’), reminds you to follow up with clients and more.
Cost: Free for 10 messages a month, then $30 for Outlook, or $5/month for Gmail
This browser add-on (for Gmail or Mailplane on any type of computer or mobile device) provides a sort of cheat sheet about your contacts right inside your inbox. Rapportive adds a profile to the side of each message that tells you everything about the person, such as what they look like, where they’re based, what they do, latest tweets and links to their Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Cost: Free (the service is owned by Linkedln)
Sometimes social notifications, daily deals, and other newsletters crowd your inbox, but this downloadable app (for Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and other email programs on PC or Mac) aims to filter urgent contact’s messages so you don’t miss a thing. Inky also automatically categorizes your incoming mail in order of importance.
This outlook plugin (for use on your PC or iPhone) helps you respond to email quicker than ever by giving you a quick message summaries, and offering preset responses to zoom off to friends, family or colleagues, all without ever having to open the actual email.
Cost: Free for now, possibly $75/year in the future
1. Instead of wasting time sorting your messages, search your inbox
2. Don’t wait to reply to emails, you’re more likely to forget if you do
3. Get familiar with Gmail’s new layout, it’s filled with features that’ll make everything easier
Source: CNN Money