If you run a virtual business (or if you’re self-employed), you know all too well how easy it is to become overwhelmed by the countless emails you receive each day. Waking up to a huge pile of emails is no fun, but staying on top of it is crucial to keeping your business running and effectively processing the work at hand.
You can’t cut down on the mountain of emails… it just can’t be helped. But what you can do is optimize the productivity of your communication with strategic solutions. Mailbird is an effective email management solution for virtual businesses and self-employed workers because it fosters work relationships. Below are some of Mailbird’s best features that can be applied to this context.
Integration with other apps
Email management software should go beyond the inbox. If you need to coordinate work with a group of people who are not physically present, two things are crucial: the ease of sharing and accessing information and effective communication. Mailbird makes this possible by allowing you to integrate useful apps into your email interface.
How does it work?
Let’s say you want to conduct an online meeting. With mailbird, you can use video calling apps like Appear.in and Veeting Room to set up a call or message thread with your workers or your clients.
Mailbird also lets you send and retrieve large files with its cloud storage app integrations like Dropbox, Degoo or Google Docs – the most popular platforms for sharing and accessing information online.
Finally, if you or your business use popular task management apps like Asana, Wunderlist, Moo.do or Todoist, Mailbird will integrate them into the email interface, importing personalized to-do lists, individual and shared calendars and scheduled meetings and events.
Retrieve information quickly
Need to find an email or a file that was previously sent? Want your email organized your way? We get time is of the essence and that everyone has their own preferences. That’s why Mailbird has created easy ways to retrieve information from your inbox like:
Search by Attachment – This feature distinguishes us from the rest. Need to quickly find the source of a particular file or photo? Find the source email in seconds!
Profile Picture Search – If you want to see all of your email correspondence history with a particular person, you can drag your cursor over their profile picture under the search function and all emails with this person will appear. This is a neat way to find the information you need as quickly as possible.
LinkedIn Look Up Feature – Did you receive an email from a prospective employee, customer or client? Easily look up their name on LinkedIn by right clicking on their name in the email header and clicking on the LinkedIn Look Up Feature. This will bring you to a list of LinkedIn profiles that can be matched to their name to learn more about them!
In terms of personalization, Mailbird offers…
Unified Inbox Plus – Do you work off a few different email addresses? Mailbird will let you combine all your different accounts into one simple and manageable inbox with distinguishable headings. Archive emails for later, prioritize and easily sort emails to keep your inbox clean and organized.
Customized Themes – Choose your own layout, colour scheme, sound and notification settings, themes and more to create an inbox that is pleasing to you.
Mailbird is a clean, minimalist and effective solution for virtual companies and self-employed individuals. It integrates some the best communication, cloud storage and task management apps into one easy-to-use interface. Ready to try it out? Get Mailbird for free today.