Make your inbox more productive by transforming Gmail into organized lists (like Trello, in Gmail). Organize by drag ‘n’ drop, inside Gmail.
Why improve Email Productivity?
The average person spends 6.3 hours per day in their inbox, yet we still use a single chronological list of emails that has been around for over 10 years. Imagine how much more productive you can be with an improved way of organizing your emails?
Transform your inbox into boards
Turn your inbox into multiple lists (we call them boards), in seconds. Create customized lists and organize your inbox by drag ‘n’ drop.
Add tasks into Inbox
Most emails are To-Dos. Why do task management tools and Inboxes need to work separately? You live in your Inbox, so should the things you need to get done.
Assign checklists, comments and due dates
Most emails include tasks to get done. Use checklists and comments to add all the information you need, in one place, your inbox.
Email Productivity Essentials
If you’re looking to be more productive in your emails, here are some top-recommended reads 🙂
Google launched Gmail more than 14 years ago, and nowadays it has over 1.2 billion users — which makes it one of the biggest email providers on Earth. People use Gmail everyday, multiple times a day, and it means that:
it has a massive system;
over a billion people try to find different ways to organize Gmail.
Here at Drag we work directly with Gmail — and so does our tool —, so it’s our interest to keep track of what changes will concern this incredible email service provided by Google. New Gmail? Let’s go!
Last week, Google revealed how the most popular email provider will look like in the short future. Many changes are expected to happen still in the first semester of 2018. These changes will start on the visuals. The new screens will be much closer to Google’s Material Design concepts, making it more attractive to users.
Email how we use today has changed so much over the last years. It started as a simple tool to communicate and replicate physical mail. Today, it’s very collaborative and (usually) makes work more organized.
At the same time, To-Do lists are a fundamental tool on the business World. If you think about it, your business Inbox most probably works as a place where you receive tasks (in format of emails).
Wait! If emails and To-Do’s most times mean the same, why don’t they share the same space in Gmail?
Well, we all know how messy our inboxes can get, right? Being able to organize them is not something we are everyday, and once it’s cluttered, goodbye productivity. Organizing Gmail is something much easier said than done. When you start actually doing it, you realize it can take much more time than expected.
You see, not everything must be painful, but in order to achieve a decluttered and clean email, there are some steps to climb and mindsets to change, so let’s start it out.
We have already talked about the concept of Kanban in Email, why we think it’s brilliant and why you should be using it right now. If you are convinced and want to finally boost your productivity by turning your Email Inbox into a personal Kanban, this is a must-read for you!
We talk a lot about Kanban in our blog. A task management system consisting of multiple lanes in which tasks are organized and moved across, it was created originally to improve manufacturing efficiency.
Proven successful in the automotive industry, it has expanded to several other industries such as software development – with tools such as JIRA -, project management – with tools such as Trello – and even CRM, – with tools such as Pipedrive.
Why not applying such a strong and visual layout to your email inbox? After all, most emails require tasks and most tasks require emails. We are sharing today different ways to use Kanban boards in your email inbox.
Emails have been quite the same for a while. Almost every internet user has an account and knows how it works: a single list of emails sorted chronologically. Some folders and labels. Some bulk actions like archive, delete, send to folder. That’s all. And it has been like this for decades.
As businesses evolved, email has become much more than just a space for our messages. Many times, email represent a business hub. However, the old and good traditional email layout has become a hurdle for people productivity. It’s just not good enough. It’s not flexible enough.
There is a quite good solution for that: Kanban in Email. And here are some reasons why you should start doing it now.Continue reading »
Kanban helps you to visualize emails in a way that works for your brain. But, before I explain, let me provide some context. Setting meetings, checking new promos, receiving reminders, talking business and amenities… Nowadays we all seem to have tons of responsibilities in our hands. And most of them come as messages straight into our inboxes.
The result? Well, if you’re not organized enough: chaos.
And let’s be honest, it’s not that hard to get messy, just stop organizing for a while and suddenly things are unbearable. If you’re like me, it’s unpractical to work with all this clutter around you.
This is why, aiming to keep things organized, I always look for new methods, techniques and apps that help boost productivity while, at the same time, keep my inbox visually appealing.