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Unified Inbox in Outlook: The Complete 2018 Guide

Posted by Jason Ephraim on June 2, 2018

While popular email clients like Mailbird include the ability to add individual account inboxes to a “unified” inbox – many, like Microsoft Outlook, do not make this easy. If you manage multiple email accounts, then you know how tedious it can be to be forced to switch from inbox to inbox in order to check each one. To help out, we’ve gathered a couple of the best ways MS Outlook users can set up a unified inbox – or as close to one as Outlook will allow.   Outlook Unified Inbox Method 1: Search Folders Skill Level – Beginner   The simplest method for getting a unified inbox in your Microsoft Outlook client is by using it’s search. Although this method is easy, there is unfortunately no way to save your search – requiring you to perform a search every time you need it. If you check your recent searches from the “Search” menu, you may be able to select it. However, if you are searching alot you may not be able to find it every time. Type the following in the search box: folder: (Inbox) received: (this week) Press Ctr+Alt+A to or click All Mailboxes button (Outlook 2013) or All Mail Folders (Outlook 2010). Hit enter and you should see your Unified inbox for all mails received this week. You may notice a “Search Folder” option in the “Folder” pane. However, this only lets you create search folders using data from individual accounts – Not something we can use to make a…

5 Best Alternatives to Postbox in 2018

Posted by Christin on June 1, 2018

Postbox is a powerful, feature-rich email client that, despite its ‘short’ time on the market, has gained much popularity. The simple, clean user interface streamlines the management of your email accounts and inbox.  The email client also connects to third-party apps, including Evernote, Slack, Todoist, Salesforce, Mailchimp, and more. ‘Why are people searching for alternatives to Postbox then’ you may think. Unfortunately, these features come at a price of $40 per license per version (Postbox 5, Postbox 6 i.e.), though there are discounts for multiple use. It can be hard to justify the cost of Postbox especially with many free alternative email clients available for any OS on the market. Perhaps you decided to try the free trial but found that the features and experience didn’t justify the cost. Or it’s possible you’re a current Postbox user but have realized you don’t utilize all the features.  Maybe you need more licenses and don’t want to shell out the additional cash. Whatever reason you may have for switching to another email client, we’ve compiled a few recommendations for alternatives to Postbox that you can try below! Top Alternatives to Postbox Mailbird Postbox and Mailbird share many similarities. Mailbird also has a clean interface designed to streamline the user experience and make managing your inbox easier. You can connect a large library of third party apps to Mailbird, from messaging apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp to task management platforms like Todoist, Evernote, Asana to Google Calendar and more. Also, its Unified Inbox…

Best Windows 10 Apps – Upgrade your Online Communications

Posted by Christin on May 17, 2018

Effective communication is the best and easiest way to be productive throughout your personal and professional life.  Many people think of email when talking of online communication. And if you are also looking for the best way to manage your email on Windows 10, then we would suggest you to check out this post: “Best Windows 10 Email Clients To Manage Multiple Accounts 2018“.  Should you be looking for the best Windows 10 apps to master all aspects of your online communications then this post might be very helpful to you. Let’s dive right into it. Skype Skype is one of the most popular software for online communication. It is used by millions of people every day to talk over chat, voice calls and video calls.  Not just that, you can share files, call someone on their cell phone and more. Skype is available on desktop, tablets and mobile devices, so just head over to the download page and get started. Download Skype app Facebook The world’s biggest social network also has a Windows 10 app. Share your memories, talk to your friends and let others know where you are without needing to open a browser. Download Facebook app Trello Trello is a simple task management app which turns into a great communication tool when you have to organize and manage an event with others. Want to plan you kid’s birthday party? Invite your spouse and friends on a Trello board and start planning what needs to be done and when. Download Trello app Viber…

Best Windows 10 Email Clients To Manage Multiple Accounts 2018

Posted by Christin on May 15, 2018

Windows 10 offers a wide variety of awesome apps that can really increase both productivity and your sanity, especially when it comes to emails. Of course, there are hundreds of  ‘Best Email Clients’, that claim to achieve just this goal. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the cream of the crop  – “Best Windows 10 Email Clients“. Stop banging your head against the keyboard in frustration, and install one of these Windows 10 apps that work best for you! What are the Best Windows 10 Email Clients? Mailbird  We can’t create a list of the best Windows 10 email clients without including ourselves!;-) Mailbird stands out amongst other email clients in a number of ways. Productivity is a huge issue for a lot of companies, and email can feel like fuel on an already raging fire. Features such as attachment search, profile picture search, and a quick action bar drastically reduce the amount of time you spend finding old documents or emails. Unified Inbox is the favorite feature and main reason for many email ninjas to use Mailbird. All of your accounts will populate in one unified inbox. This feature is an absolute must for people that are managing multiple email accounts. The color indicator feature will help you tell immediately what account the email was sent to without even having to open the email first.  From there, customizing the look of the email client is up to you. You can change the background image, message sound, theme color, welcome messages, choose…

32 Insane Facts About Email 2018

Posted by Guest on May 4, 2018

Emails are the most used means of communication today. It is literally one of the greatest inventions that came with the internet. Formal requests, informal invitations, business communication, file sharing and overviews of your conversations are all possible because of email. Email offers the world many opportunities for communication asynchronously. Email as a medium of communication is today still the #1 activity done online. 32 Insane Email Facts As a compliment to online communication, email has evolved as a great channel for many people and businesses to conduct online marketing. Great email apps like Mailbird (Windows) or Airmail (Mac) work alongside many advancements in technology. The use of the internet has made communication via email even more accessible from computers, tablets, smart devices and mobile. Apps like Mailbird take the next step and unify all online communication and productivity channels that are built on top of the framework of email communication. Declutter your email with Mailbird. Give it a free try now. Get Mailbird Free Mobile access to email communication is a must today, which has also led to a rise to spam or junk mail as well as the difficulty of managing all the information that comes through our inbox.  That’s where email clients like Mailbird come for the rescue. Mailbird reduces the stress of email overload, whilst increasing inbox productivity. There are 3.7 billion email accounts worldwide, and of that 3.7 billion, 86% of professionals prefer emails for communication. This infographic below by Webeeky shares astonishing facts about email which are…

Andrea Loubier – How to build a MVP in 2018

Posted by Andrea Loubier on May 1, 2018

This is an interview with Andrea Loubier, CEO of Mailbird who is one of the subjects for research on MVP’s within companies. 1.    Why did you decide to start Mailbird? Andrea Loubier: My cofounders and I all struggle with email management and productivity at one point or another in our professional careers. We observed a successful email client that only work for Gmail and Mac users, it was booming and was acquired by Google. So we decided to build the same for Windows, but today we are solving a bigger information management problem with an overflow of apps to manage our entire lives. So we pivoted to focusing on unifying communication on the Mailbird platform. Email is the greatest invention ever, and we wanted to be a part of a big global market in the business of information exchange and communication. 2.    How many people were involved in the initial startup? What were their roles? Andrea Loubier: 3 of us, me as the CEO, Olsen as the CTO and Michael as the CPO of Mailbird. Then we hired our first two junior developers. That was the starting team in the early days, today we are 12 people going strong. 3.    Did you already know there was a market for your product, or did you have to find out? How did you go about it? Andrea Loubier: We already knew, as we took the time to do research. There is an abundance of data about the email market online, so it was easy to validate the market for Mailbird. 4.    Did…

Best College Apps To Help Students With Studies in 2018

Posted by Guest on April 26, 2018

Most of the students cannot imagine their lives without their smartphones. They use them for communication and entertainment mostly – however, that’s not the only ways smartphones can be used.  These days there are plenty of college apps designed to make our lives easier – and any student can indeed improve their lives a lot by installing some of these apps. Of course, it could be hard to pick the right ones as there are so many. That’s why in this article I want to offer you a list of apps that can make students’ lives more productive. 1. Spotify. If you enjoy listening to music, you should definitely install this app. Many students know Spotify as the place where popular music and latest hits can be found – but it’s not the only reasons why it’s great. Spotify has so many playlists you can listen to while studying. They are created by other students and help you focus on your assignments well enough. Of course, you might need some time to find the right playlists for you – but it’s still much easier than trying to create one by yourself. 2. Google Drive. Google Drive is one of the best cloud services that allow you to save the data you definitely wouldn’t want to lose. Sure, there are plenty of other good apps as well (Dropbox, for example) – but Google Drive offers probably the biggest amount of disk space available: 15GB for free accounts. This means that you are…

12 Things That Decrease Workplace Productivity

Posted by Guest on April 25, 2018

As is so often the case, there are far more ways to get things wrong than to get them right. This is true in love, life and work. The thing is, if you’re not alert to the ways that workplace productivity is being undermined then you might well be pursuing some practices in your company that end up undermining productivity. Similarly, you might simply not be aware that some of the practices that your company has are actually bad for how productive people can be. For that reason, let’s look at 12 things that undermine productivity and some quick-fixes that can quickly turn things around. 1. Lack of meaning You can be forgiven for thinking that meaning shouldn’t matter much to people. I mean, for two centuries during the industrial revolution owners of factories cared little for how meaningful screwing in screws or attaching wires was and yet they led to the greatest productivity boost in history. But of course, now we live in different times. The big gains of automation have already been earned. Now we have to focus on bringing back on making people feel like they are a part of something. There are many ways to do so, but one of the most effective has to be to give them back control. By giving them the feeling that it’s about more than following orders and that they’re input is respected, you can change them from people who see your company as a daily interruption to their free…

The 5-Ingredient Recipe for Crafting Personalized Cold Emails

Posted by Guest on April 18, 2018

There was a time when mass marketing used to work but it doesn’t anymore. The rules have changed. Personalized cold emails tend to perform better than their counterparts. Personalized emails improve CTR by 14% and conversion rate by 10%. Advanced personalized emails with custom snippets have 17% reply rate as compared to their counterparts that have a mere 7% reply rate. So cold emails aren’t always ignored as long as they’re well-thought and personalized. The 5-ingredient recipe for crafting successful personalized cold emails will help your sales team see a decent reply rate. Here is an overview of the 5-ingredient recipe: Ingredient #1: Collect relevant data Ingredient #2: Create a unique template Ingredient #3: Understand your individual prospect Ingredient #4: Create a ‘hook’ Ingredient #5: Smart follow up Ingredient #1: Collect relevant data It is a core ingredient, use it carefully. You don’t just need data on your prospects but you need relevant data. Personalization relies on the data you collect and if it is irrelevant, your email won’t remain personalized anymore.  For instance, if you happen to refer to your prospect ‘position’ in their organization (CEO, CMO, designer, etc.) in your email. You have to ensure that you’re referring to the prospect’s current position. Referring to an old position or a wrong position means nothing but disaster. So how you collect relevant data on your prospects? It is a 2-step process: 1. Primary data collection 2. Core data collection 1. Primary data collection Primary data involves basic data collection such as: Full…

How to Supercharge Productivity After the Holidays

Posted by Guest on April 2, 2018

Returning back to work after a relaxing vacation? For many, getting back into a regular working routine after the holidays can be a struggle. The change of pace can take a while to get used to. However, there are many great benefits of taking time off work. Taking a vacation allows you to clear your head, de-stress and renew your energy for the next months of work. The best thing you can do is use this restart as an opportunity to supercharge your productivity. Here are a few tips on how to improve productivity at work after the holidays. Organise Your Emails Despite your Out Of Office Message, after returning back to work from a (long) vacation, you are likely to have countless unopened emails waiting for you in your inbox. One of your first tasks, when you return to the office, should be organising and arranging your emails in order of importance. Focus on tackling your most urgent emails first and set aside the others for a later time. Most email clients, like Mailbird have a Snooze Feature that will let you snooze emails and have them come back at a later time of the day, week or month. This is a great feature to get through your emails fast and to gain control over your inbox while working away on the emails relevant to your current focus. Another good tip is to set an automated reply message on these emails, simply explaining why it may take longer to…

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