Inbox zero - a completely empty inbox - two advantages: don’t miss stuff, and reduced stress. Keep on top of your emails. How to get started when your inbox already has hundreds of emails in it. Ideas for categories for filing. Folders, tags, flags and labels - what's the difference. Email is not a jobs to do list.
- Inbox Zero is the latest thing.…The idea is to keep your inbox completely clear.…And I think it's a great idea.…I used to have about 2,000 emails in my inbox…and I would mark them as unread…if I needed to come back to them.…And gradually the number of unread ones increased…until the ones at the bottom got lost…in the mists of time and were forgotten…and never actioned.…What I do now is I try to keep on top of my emails,…dealing with the quick ones straight away…and the more difficult ones I add to my jobs-to-do list.…
By the way, I'm using Gmail,…so I tag them as jobs-to-do rather than actually move them…into a jobs-to-do folder.…Gmail calls this adding a label to them,…but it's the same thing really.…The only difference being that you can put several tags…or labels on them,…whereas you can't put an email in several folders.…So labels are slightly better I think.…Anyway, every email that comes in…I either deal with it immediately…or I label it or move it out into a folder…called do when home,…some things just can't be done efficiently from my phone.…
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- Managing your inbox
- Managing repetitive tasks
- Using lists and calendars
- Maximizing spare time
- Organizing information digitally and on paper
- Getting the most out of technology and software
- Writing effective email
- Reducing filing