If we were to ask you how many hours do you spend in front of the computer every day, what would your response be? Not only does it have a negative effect on your health and fitness, but we often don’t have much to show for it. A lot of the time is spent on work; but it is very easy to lose track of your goals and delay your actual work. Before we know it three hours have passed and we have yet to respond to several important emails and finish up a project that’s nearing its deadline very soon.
The unfortunately thing is that many people actually put in the work, but still fail to keep up with all the daily tasks because their email accounts are in a state of chaos. Here are 4 plugins to boost your productivity and cut down the time it takes you to manage your email addresses.
1. Gmail Snooze
Gmail Snooze may seem like a bizarre idea – after all you can just delete emails or leave them unread until later. However, when you think about it, how many times have we read an email, made a mental note to respond to it later and gotten side-tracked by a ton of other email and projects we have on our plate? With the snooze feature installed you can temporarily remove a certain email from your inbox, while you deal with more pressing matters, and have it show up as the latest message in your inbox after a day, week or anytime you desire.
With this plugin, you can easily write an email now and schedule it to be sent automatically whenever you feel it is necessary to do so. Just write the messages as you normally would, then click the Send Later button. Use their handy calendar picker or our text box that understands language like “next Monday” to tell Boomerang when to send your message. Same thing with how you schedule tweets and Facebook posts on Facebook & Twitter.
How would you like better integration of your email and task management capabilities in Gmail? ToDoIist plugin allows you to turn your important emails into actionable tasks, add to-do items for projects, set reminders and set deadlines. Their feature ToDoList Karma helps you to track your email productivity and visualize your improvements over time.
4. Active Inbox
Active Inbox will turn your Gmail inbox into the ‘Get Things Done’ tool. After installing the plugin, you can choose which email accounts you want to use it in conjunction with. This is a useful feature if you have more than one email account and don’t want to apply the system to all of them.
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