Hello! If you’re like me, a scatterbrain, you frequently have thoughts pop in an out of your head and have a troubling time managing them. One solution that I’ve been able to concoct using a little bit of Google Apps trickery and Labs features, is to use the ‘Multiple Inboxes’ plugin, in conjunction with Google Apps’ built in label functionality to create a follow-up queue.
How it works
This method works by creating a filter to match a certain To: address, apply a label, and have Multiple Inboxes display only that label. To use, you simply reply to any email thread, change the To: to the appropriate address that your filter matches. Multiple Inboxes will match that label and display it at the top (or side) of your Google Email Inbox.
End Result (click)
How to use
- Reply to emails to followup -at- atlanticmetro.net — Messages will show up in your list such as needing followup
- Send emails to followup -at- atlanticmetro.net, bcc’ing your intended recipient — This allows your collegues to populate your followup list for you
Note: This email address is just a symbolic email address. I have it set to simply discard emails to followup@
I hope this method allows you to be more productive and on-top of things. One small step to better productivity!
Any feedback is welcomed!