Apps like Mailbox and Dispatch do a fantastic job of keeping our messages moving, but there's still a danger that we could forget an important email that's been tucked out of view. Skimbox addresses such concerns with a smarter approach to email filtering. It breaks your inbox into two parts: Mainbox, reserved for important messages, and Skimbox, which contains the rest of the emails sitting in your inbox. A fairly intelligent algorithm automatically sorts messages it deems important, learning from what you read and who you reply to.
Will you be jumping on the Adobe Creative Cloud bandwagon come June 17? If you're still on the fence, Adobe has addressed a few early concerns about the shift to subscription-based software in today's recap, while Gmail is again reinventing the inbox and Amazon prepares to be a more universal login for your web and mobile life. But that's not all, so read on and get a heaping handful of what else went down during the last 24 hours…
For those who were looking for a better iPhone email experience coming into the new year, it's certainly been a good few months so far. Mailbox and Mail Pilot helped us regain control over our inboxes with varying degrees of success, Tempo helped organize our messages by date and appointment, and even the Gmail app was updated with a faster, cleaner interface. But Triage might be the most radical of the recent newcomers. With a focus on your unread messages, it aims to help clear out overwhelmed inboxes with a simple, refined approach that will change the way you tackle your incoming mail.
For many, the prospect of "inbox zero" seems impossible – the unicorn of modern communication. Mailbox understands this struggle to stay atop the constant deluge of digital correspondence, and sees the problem not as a matter of personal effort, but rather perception. As such, rather than resemble typical mobile email options, Orchestra's new iPhone app takes its inspiration from the to-do list, challenging users to clear their inboxes like checking tasks off when completed, with a handful of breezy actions used to facilitate the process.
I am a sucker for a bargain, so I signed up for a multitude of deal-of-the-day websites that email me on a daily basis with some really sweet deals. However, I don't always have the time (or money) to spend perusing through these deals, and I've got about a month's worth of them clogging up my Gmail at the moment.
Since I don't exactly want to rid of the emails entirely--there are times when I want to splurge and take my friends out for some gourmet food at half price--I'm going to create filters that'll still allow me to get the emails, but keep my inbox clear for those important messages.
There's something like 500 million Facebook users around the world, which means that at any given second someone is probably receiving a notification message in their inbox. And if this is correct, that means that the servers at Gmail, MobileMe, and University email accounts are flooded with notifications that announce the arrival of a new comment on a photo, video, or hilarious post that you published on a friend's page.
Simply put, those emails can be really annoying. And we're sick of them flooding our inboxes and distracting us from getting any work done around here. Chances are, you might be a little annoyed, too, and that's okay because we're here to tell you how to rid of these notifications, how to receive only the ones you really care about, and how to organize them in your inbox so that you can tackle them later.
Before our site is taken over with rumors about tomorrow's epic Apple music event, we'd like to take a step back to discuss some other important matters, like your Inbox. If you're a Gmail user, you might have noticed (or heard) that Google has introduced the Priority Inbox. This feature splits up your inbox into three sections: "important and unread," "Starred" and "Everything else." Sounds just like how we organize life, doesn't it?