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“Swipe Away” Your Email Troubles

Posted by Andrea Loubier on January 14, 2015

One of the really cool things we worked on during the last mega Mailbird hackathon included the super cool Mailbird Swipe Feature. Realizing that a lot of you may not have even been aware of this feature we thought it deserved special notice. In one of our more recent blog posts called “What’s Happening At Mailbird?” We discuss the discovery that the Mailbird Swipe feature freed up about half the time they normally would spend managing email. Why is that? Let’s look at the benefits of the Mailbird Email Swipe feature, why you should use it and why it is ultimately awesome: Makes moving emails around by archiving or moving back to the inbox a breeze. It’s fun to use with touch screen machines. It increases your email management productivity. It fast, easy and enjoyable to use while also reducing time you spend archiving. Improves your experience with email through innovative technologies like the touch screen devices that are growing widely popular amongst Windows machines. So this is actually something that is not yet released. It is a really cool feature to come with the launch of Mailbird 2.0, however you can still use it in the current version of Mailbird by simply clicking and holding on an email message and dragging it from left to right. It’s pretty cool, but wait til you see it in Mailbird 2.0 to be used with touch screen machines. Awesome.   Here’s a sneak peek of the Mailbird 2.0 and the Touch Screen…

Best Kept Email Secrets

Posted by Christin on July 7, 2014

Overwhelmed Are you someone who when you feel tired or overwhelmed with your work, you start checking emails instead? Why do we do this? It is the same reason why we start with small simple tasks rather than the tougher, more complicated ones. A lot of productivity gurus suggest starting with your most difficult or time consuming task first thing in the morning. However, this can be tough for many of us as we crave that immediate satisfaction of being able to complete things, meaning we go for the easy wins. Checking and processing emails is one of those activities. Don’t Replace Real-time Communication A common recommendation is to not check email in the morning, but to rather batch it and schedule time to process email 2-3 times throughout the day. It is important to remind ourselves that the world still goes on when we ignore emails, and to instead handle them during specific and dedicated times. This also encourages people to contact you in real-time with urgent matters. Inbox Checking Addiction However we know many of you don’t like this structure for managing emails, and prefer to constantly check email to maintain a clean inbox with no emails and by dealing with emails immediately – which is ok as long as your day is not over-taken by email. For some of us, we may not need to separate email from real work, but accept that it is a part of work and building professional relationships in the exchange of…