Email Productivity Software and Tools

As companies grow, so do their inboxes. Those who aren’t equipped to cope with the rising tide of email can quickly find their productivity swamped.

It’s no secret that email has become a giant problem for businesses. The average employee spends 13 hours a week responding to email. It consumes 28 percent of our workday—more than any other task. What’s worse, more than half of the emails we sift through each day are simply a waste of our time.

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SaneBox Blog Quote on Urgency

How often do you feel like a hamster running on a wheel, working hard but never making forward progress? Your problem is your priorities. Not knowing what needs to be done now, what can wait until later, and what shouldn’t be done at all puts you in an endless cycle of struggling your way out of a hole that keeps getting deeper.

Why Prioritize?

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Snooze Emails with SaneBox

If you’ve never deferred (or “snoozed”) an email, trust me when I say that your workflow is missing a crucial element. It is one of my favorite things about SaneBox and is also one of the reasons there was such a backlash when Dropbox announced its plan to close Mailbox. By snoozing emails until they’re actionable, you not only remove distractions from your inbox so you can remain focused, but you also make sure that important items appear exactly when you need them.

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“I’ve been fighting a losing battle against my inbox for 4 or 5 years…I was having serious problems with losing urgent emails. I was just lost in all the clutter.”

SaneBox Review From Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society

Emily spends her days encouraging space enthusiasts to explore the final frontier. But somehow she kept getting lost in the outer limits of her inbox.

As the senior editor and planetary evangelist for the Planetary Society—a nonprofit organization dedicated to space research and exploration—Emily blogs about everything from drilling on Mars to the moons that orbit Pluto. She also writes about space science for Sky & Telescope Magazine. From the latest planetary news to emails from her nonprofit’s membership base, she’s got a lot to keep track of.

Staring into the vastness of space? Fascinating. Staring into her inbox? Terrifying.

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From how we process incoming messages to how we organize them, we all tackle email differently. This means that many features of an email tool like SaneBox can be used in varying ways. With that in mind, we decided to crowd source ideas from the SaneBox gang and bring you our favorite ways to use SaneReminders. When you finish reading them, please be sure to share your favorites in the comments below!

SaneReminders: Use your email to remember everything

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SaneBox Email Triage Infographic

As recently as a decade ago, phone calls and face-to-face conversations were the dominant forms of communication in most of the business world. Heavy computer, internet, and email usage was only common in certain sectors and job functions.

Flash forward to today, when the average worker sends and receives over 120 business emails per day and spends nearly 30 percent of the workweek managing email. When business email exchanges are combined with personal ones on a global scale, it amounts to 205 billion sent emails each day—a number that is expected to increase over 16 percent to 246 billion emails in 2019. As you may have guessed, this upward trend is a worrisome matter.

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The world needs more champions like Devin D. Thorpe.

An author, speaker and blogger for social good, Devin has big goals for humanity. But between speaking engagements around the world, helping nonprofits tap into crowdfunding and writing about social entrepreneurship for Forbes, it’s tricky finding time for his magnum opus: a book on how to solve the world’s biggest problems by 2045.

Before solving the world’s problems, it turns out, he first needed to solve one of his own. A daily barrage of more than 300 emails was keeping him chained to his inbox, unable to move forward on his world-changing projects.

“I found myself just constantly in my inbox, and I panicked when I wasn’t.”

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