Want to reach Inbox Zero?
Organize your emails into multiple lists with Drag to see what you need to get done.
Inbox zero is an email management approach originally coined by Merlin Mann. In simple terms, it consists in keeping an empty inbox and have attended to all pending tasks in your inbox. It was introduced by Mann for the first time in a Google Tech Talk in 2007. Since then, it has been used by millions of productivity fans around the world.
Did you know that 80% of teams use email AND other tools to run their business? That’s two days a week that individuals and teams lose, switching between tools.
This was our inspiration to build Drag. Drag turns Gmail into the Everything Inbox for individuals and teams. We want to build the simplest and most intuitive productivity and collaboration tool in Gmail.
For customer support, sales, task management, everything. Drag eliminates the need to navigate between Gmail and multiple tools such as Trello (for Projects), Pipedrive (for Sales) or Zendesk (for Customer Support). Especially because most of these workflows start and end as emails.
The average worker spends 6.3 hours a day in their email. This means inbox sanity is crucial for their success. And Inbox Zero is perhaps the most popular philosophy for inbox sanity. Drag make it possible in 1 click.
We hope this page helps you understand why…
Nick Timms, Co-Founder @ Drag
Back in the days when Email was created, it was just a tool to communicate, period. Right now, email has significantly expanded into being the central tool for mony workers. It has become the central place where many tasks arrive and are done. Turning inboxes into a to-do list has become a common practice. And Drag is a pioneer solution in Gmail.
Visual workflows are proven to make your team work faster and happier. For example, tools such as Trello, Monday.com, Asana and Jira all use a visual way of working, called Kanban. It kicks the ass of traditional lists. Nowadays, almost every task management software offers this and Drag brings this to email also to make your life easier also. Optionally, of course.
Manage shared emails like support@ and sales@ from inside Gmail. Your team can all use this shared Gmail account like it was their own. A shared inbox can be used for anything from a simple Help Desk and CRM to a Project Management board. The best part is the time (and money) you’ll save bouncing between different tools.
With Drag, you can set up custom boards, starting empty. Drag tasks and emails from one board to another. You can delegate emails to your assistant or build a Sales pipeline from scratch. Turn Gmail into your workflow management tool. To manage clients, leads, suppliers, projects, everything.
We’ve added a few extra (super-cool, super-useful) features. Internal team chat, due dates, tasks, color coding, integration with Google Calendar, @mentions, just to mention a few.
This means no more navigating between tools or forwarding or cc’ing between internal teams. In short, Drag turns Gmail into an Everything Inbox for Teams – one single workspace to run your business.
Drag instantly turns Gmail into the Everything Inbox for teams. Share company emails such as support@, sales@ right inside Gmail.
Your team can use shared boards and shared inboxes like they were their own – it can be used for anything from a simple Help Desk and CRM to a Marketing board.
Need to delegate emails or tasks to someone, like your assistant? Simply select specific emails or tasks and allow team members to get things done on your behalf.
Drag turns Gmail into a Kanban layout (we call them boards). It’s a proven way to be more organized. You know how to use Gmail, so no training needed.
Not everything comes as an email, sometimes there’s a separate task. You can add tasks directly to your inbox.
Get work done faster by assigning emails and tasks to the best-placed team members. You can see, at a glance, who’s working on what.
@mention your team to start a real-time chat with someone to solve a Help Desk ticket faster, or to close a deal with more value. You can chat, internally, on any shared emails or tasks.
A private space for you and your team. Add context to any conversation by collaborating behind the scenes with your team.
Can’t remember some details? Add notes to any email so you’re always have information to hand.
Most emails come with things to get done. Separate these out and add them as actionable tasks.
Is there a deadline – something you need to get done by a date? Keep things on track by adding a due date.
Drag works across boards. Received an email directly to you? Drag it to a team board so your entire team can help solve faster.
Emails come and go, sometimes it’s hard to keep track. Keep your inbox organized by dragging emails to different columns on your board. It’s really as simple as that.
Filter your boards so that you can focus on the things that matter most. You can filter by person, statuses, colors and labels.
Get a better overview of your boards by color-coding them based on time zones, urgency levels or anything that works best for you.
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Work on Drag on the move. Drag’s Gmail add-on installs across devices and help organize your boards when you don’t have access to your computer.
Drag syncs. with your Google Calendar. Any email or task with a due date attached, will be automatically added to your Google Calendar so your team knows when stuff needs to be finished.
Easily automate repeatable workflows. Automatically send emails to boards, assign emails and create tasks for your team.
Merge cards into a collections to save time and energy. Group different emails and tasks into one single card to better manage your work.
Share labels and organize your boards across your team with shared labels.
Work together on replies. Collaborate using shared drafts. Write a reply and have your colleague check it before sending.
Connect Google Groups to boards for your team to immediately manage the Groups inbox.
Reply as yourself, your team or as the shared inbox address such as sales@ or support@.
Get a full history of all actions on a board. Learn what and when you need to deal with an email or task.
In other words, here is us defining the new category of the Everything Inbox. After that, others have since attempted to follow with “Team workspace in Gmail”, “Collaborative Workspace in Gmail” and other expressions. But we are creating a category and have a clear vision from day one to deliver first Everything Inbox for teams – one single workspace to run your business.
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