Thursday, February 9, 2017

Boomerang for Gmail

One of the most disorganized parts of most of our digital lives is our email inbox. I struggled for years to come up with a system that works for me.  My rule is that there is NEVER more than 12 emails in my inbox. One of the tools I use to accomplish that is Boomerang for Gmail.  If you use Google as your email provider, you will find this post and video very informative.

This handy little tool does two important things:
  1. It allows you to remove an email from your inbox and return it to you when you need to act on it - or be reminded of something in the email and
  2. When composing an email, it gives you an option to "send later".
Boomerang also allows you to:
  1. Track responses
  2. Schedule recurring emails
  3. Add notes to emails and
  4. Request "read" receipts 
What, you might ask, does any of this have to do with genealogy?  Well, I believe we do our best work when we are organized and are using our time efficiently.  These days a great deal of our correspondence, bills, financial statements, advertisements, reminders, etc. get delivered to us through email.  Keeping that aspect of our lives clean and efficiently organized is a great place to start working smarter everywhere else. 

Check out the YouTube video below for more details on how Boomerang for Gmail can help you better organize your email inbox.

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