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Why is Mailbird the Alternative to Windows 10 Mail App in 2018

Posted by Pallav on January 30, 2018

Windows 10 Mail App Not Working? Windows 10 is out and without a doubt it is the best Windows version so far. With its wonderful new features like Cortana and Spartan web browser among others, it also shipped with a default Windows 10 Mail app. Since Windows 10 launch we were anxious to see what freshness it would bring to its Mail app but after trying it out and reading other people’s reviews, it is clear that the Mail app has a lot of ground to cover to become the most usable email client on Windows due to bugs and the lack of certain critical key features. Since Mailbird launched its enhanced Mailbird for Windows 10, we decided to explore the native Windows 10 Mail app vs. Mailbird to see how they stack up against each other. Modern UI Both Windows 10 Mail and Mailbird are developed using the same metro style theme. While Mail uses more strictly text based, Mailbird uses UX intuitive elements giving it that beautifully clean look and feel. That’s important when you want to keep your communication and productivity apps housed under one roof. 3 column vs. 4 column layout – Both Mailbird and Windows 10 Mail have the default 3 column layout but with Mailbird apps activated you unlock a 4 column layout which allows you to manage emails in parallel with those critical apps that are baked right into Mailbird. It’s all thanks to that 4th column.   Unified Inbox Plus This is the most critical feature missing in Mail app which makes it…

7 Tools To Turbocharge Your Email Efficiency

Posted by Pallav on November 5, 2015

Overwhelmed with emails? No more. We have put together a list of 7 email apps that will help you achieve Inbox Zero and then stay on top of it. And after you’ve conquered your inbox, don’t forget to shout out from the top of building that you’re an email ninja. The world needs to know. Let’s start… SaneBox SaneBox cleans up your inbox by filtering out all the non-essential emails and grouping them under a different label so you can focus and deal with important ones. Overtime SaneBox has developed some specialized features to combat email overload while making it dead simple for customers to use. Some of these nifty features are – SaneBlackHole – Drag and drop an email into SaneBlackHole folder and you’ll never hear from the sender ever again. You mute them forever. Spam Folder Monitoring – This feature is designed to ensure that your good emails are never caught in spam filters. SaneAttachments – Automatically uploads all the email attachments to Google Drive, Box, Dropbox or Evernote. You don’t need to install anything and SaneBox works with every email service and device. So go on and try it yourself. FollowUp.cc Followup.cc is primarily a tool for sales people but is equally helpful in organizing your inbox. It helps you crate reminders, track opening of emails, schedule when to send an email etc. It eases up your email workflows and allows you to stay on top of them. If you’re a gmail user, you can use their chrome extension or use it via other email accounts…

The only article you need to read about Productivity

Posted by Pallav on June 16, 2015

Internet is scattered with articles about productivity so why should this be the last and the only one you should read? Because I’m going to try include every piece of advice, tips and tricks in one article so you can bookmark it and never have to go search for it again. A word of caution – Just because you’ll find every piece of advice in this article doesn’t mean you should implement all of them. Ideally you should start with one and work on perfecting it in the sprint of 2 weeks. Once you’ve established any given productivity hack into your habit, choose the next one from the list and start another sprint while keeping the first one intact. Let’s jump right in… Being busy does not mean being productive I had to get this myth out of the way. Most people think they are being productive when actually they are just being busy. There is a reason why 40 hours week came into existence. Find out your optimum time of productivity and work accordingly. 5 productive hours are much better than 10 unproductive hours. Multitasking does not make you productive either A stanford study showed that people who multitask are worse than people who do a single task at once. Every time you think of jumping from one task to another, take a step back and ask yourself – is it urgent to take this up this right away? Most of the times it won’t be and you should try to focus on what you…

7 Simple Tricks to Cut Email Communication Time in Half

Posted by Pallav on June 4, 2015

I’m not the first one neither the last one to acknowledge that email overload problem is getting out of hand and the devastating consequences which doesn’t seem as harmful will only increase the unproductive hours and the lost revenue as its direct impact. There are multiple problems in how email is used everyday but the major one crops up in the form of ‘Tragedy of the commons’ which means people act in their self interest to achieve their goals even if it isn’t in the best interest of the group they are a part of. While composing an email we all think about what we want from another person and not the other way round which explains the Tragedy of Commons and the fundamental problem of why email overload problem is drowning us in the sea of unproductive email habits. There is plenty of advice out there and it is easy to get overwhelmed when you have 100 little things to improve in your email habits. Look at this for example. No way I can implement all of those, I give up even before I start to read. I don’t want to make it counter intuitive so let’s take baby steps and start with 7 of the simplest methods you can implement in your daily email habits that would cut your inbox time in half. #1 – The mysterious world of subject lines Subject lines are like the pickup lines of email world. Executed well, it can make other person…

Mailbird loves Dropbox

Posted by Pallav on April 13, 2015

The famous file sharing app Dropbox, loved by millions was among the first to be integrated in Mailbird and all of you have enjoyed this integration so much. However, with 2.0 we wanted to make it deeply integrated part of your user experience which led us to the native integration with Dropbox. Let’s take a look at two main ways of how Dropbox will make your life simpler in Mailbird. Directly attach files from Dropbox Once you’ve activated Dropbox app in Mailbird, you’ll see a small icon next to file attachment icon at the bottom of Mailbird’s compose window. And in quick compose window. You can use it to attach files from Dropbox without any hassles of drag and drop.   Manage Dropbox files In the full Dropbox app window, you can manage and share files without needing to go to your browser.   If you haven’t activated Dropbox yet, do it now and start managing your files better.

The power of Evernote in Mailbird

Posted by Pallav on March 17, 2015

With the new Mailbird 2.0 release we started early integration with  many new apps and one of the special ones have been Evernote – a workspace to organize your life’s work. Evernote is present in the Mailbird app store and can easily be activated with a single click.   Once you activate Evernote, a small icon will show up in the left pane which can directly take you to Evernote app whenever you want. Evernote is a powerful app to organize your documents, files, audio, video and everything else. Here is how you can use Evernote to maximize productivity and increase collaboration: Write your task list You can write short lists or lengthy research paper inside Evernote but organizing it using bullet points and other text formatting options makes it simpler for you to check them off when you’re done. Using email as your to-do list has always been a bad practice so now you can do that with Evernote and best of all you don’t even need to go to your browser window.   Collect, store and share images, videos, articles and more You can create different notebooks and start collecting images, videos in Evernote which you can then share with others via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, email or by directly sharing the link of the notebook. Collect your favorite web links and articles to reference later or to share them with others through Mailbird. Organize and never forget You can either use different notebooks to collect similar type of information or…

The Date Is Official

Posted by Pallav on February 25, 2015

Mailbird 2.0 Launch Date Is Out The moment of truth has arrived and the Mailbird launch date you were anxiously waiting for has been decided. Mark your calendar for March, 12th 2015, the day you’ll be able to download and experience the awesomeness we have been working towards for so long. We are super stoked for this launch and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Let’s see what else happened last week… 4th Episode of Startup Show Is Now Online In the 4th episode of Startup show all the participants were challenged on their marketing and sales aspect which is the core to grow any business. The judges were looking to understand who are the target customers, how participants are trying to woo them through their messaging and their acquisition channels. For Mailbird the message was simple – ‘An easier way to email’. Email is a form of communication and spending half your day sorting through it doesn’t get your work done which is what Mailbird is designed to combat. It makes a difference in your life by providing a simpler and faster way to manage email so you spend less time in your inbox and more on things you love. Watch how Andrea presented Mailbird and what judges thought of it. Like to say something to Andrea? You can tweet her at @aloubier. Crowdfunding Handstand Remember we promised if we cross $5000 by Feb 16, ‘Mary’ (Christin) in the video will do a handstand for 20 minutes? Even though we didn’t…

10 Simple Strategies To Handle Customer Support The Right Way

Posted by Pallav on January 29, 2015

Examples of bad customer service are present all over the internet. This is due to the fact that people talk more about a bad experience than a good one. About 68% businesses planned to make customer support their primary investment in 2014 (report) which shows the initial adoption trend and we are hopeful that it will continue to rise through 2015. Customer support has been the main priority for Mailbird right from the start and if you ever contacted us, you would know that. And today we want to share 10 simple strategies that have helped us give a better support experience to our users which you can implement in your business to see favorable results. #1 – Ice Breaker One of the most successful strategy for us was to start a conversation with our users at the very beginning to learn their pain point and resolve it before hand. When a user downloads our software they get an email with a question “What brought you to Mailbird in the first place?” We get hundreds of replies every day and based on the pain point we guide them how they can achieve the same thing in Mailbird so they get to their ‘aha’ moment faster. Most of the customers abandon your software if they face a problem. We try to build a relationship right from the start so our users know they can always talk to us in case they have a problem and we even encourage them to do…

10 Quick Tips To Ensure Inbox Safety This Holiday Season

Posted by Pallav on December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays! Holiday season is upon us and most of us are busy visiting friends/relatives, shopping and preparing for the new start of 2015 while there are a bunch of people who are, as we speak, trying to exploit us in disguise of this happy season. These are the people who want to take advantage of your laid back approach because they know you’re gullible. You’re in a festive mood and you might overlook that tiny bit of detail that can land you in a big trouble. The good news is that you can avoid being a victim if you know how to identify these problems and how to protect yourself from it. Knowledge is power so let’s equip you with it. These are the top 10 ways to ensure your safety in the inbox and while operating online: #1 – Don’t open emails or download attachments from unknown senders Most of the time scammers send you an email with a very catchy subject line which will almost make you open the email. Realize what it is about, if it looks suspicious and you don’t recognize the sender, don’t open it. If you do open it, make sure you don’t download any attachments or click on any links in the email. These emails are designed and written in a way to trick you into taking an action and even though it might seem harmless, they can be devastating. #2 – Beware of phishing emails Sometimes you get emails that seems…

10 Tech Influencers Reveal How They Manage Their Email #2

Posted by Pallav on December 2, 2014

About a month ago we started the series – ‘10 Tech Influencers Reveal How They Manage Their Email‘ where we reveal effective tips and tricks used by tech influencers in managing their inbox on a daily basis. These experts get a ton of emails everyday and have devised their own strategies to deal with it. As there is no single best way to manage your email, pick your favorite tips and start combating your incoming emails efficiently. Let’s start… Brian Balfour Brian Balfour is serial entrepreneur and has founded multiple VC backed companies. He is an expert in user growth and is currently the VP of Growth at Hubspot where he work on new products like Sidekick. His blog Coelevate is regarded as one of the top blogs to learn Growth Marketing. You can tweet him @bbalfour. I’m a Gmail user (both personal and work) on web and mobile (iOS).  Here are some tips I use: Batching I tend to batch all email, twice a day.  Usually between 11 and 12 and again at the end of the day around 5pm or 6pm. I do not try to respond to emails on mobile.  I only check on mobile to make sure there isn’t anything important that needs my immediate attention. I try really hard not to check email on my phone when I first wake up.  I find it causes me more stress than anything. No Delaying When I am in email mode I try to take action immediately.  Either respond, archive,…