Saturday, April 9, 2011

Improving Email

Email is part of our lives. Whether you use an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird or a web based service like Google, Hotmail or Yahoo there be is no doubt the email experience can be better executed.

There are a number of services, free and paid, that attempt to improve aspects of your email software.

Xobni is my preferred program for Outlook. I have found the search capability incredibly useful. At present I am a beta tester for Xobni for Gmail and again I am impressed by the integration into gmail and the search functionality. It is interesting when you consider that Google is the No. 1 Search provider on the planet yet the reality is others can take Gmail and improve the search function. Makes me think about execution.....

Other tools use may want to consider:
Email Social Connectors - Gist, Rapportive
Tasks = Remember The Milk, Toodledo
Contact Manager - There are a bunch out there but considering what they charge I'm happy using Outlook Contacts

Finally if you are in to GTD (Getting Things Done) have a look at Jello Dashboard. Considering it is free it is very impressive.


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