Soon you won't have to visit your SaneLater folder
We here at SaneBox think you should spend as little time as possible on your email. You have better things to do with your time! So we take the unimportant stuff out of your INBOX so it won’t distract you. And we send you an email digest of the unimportant stuff so you can quickly search for nuggets of gold. Now you can move those nuggets to your INBOX from the digest!!! If you are...
What does your SaneBox Ranking mean?
Your weekly activity report now declares your “ranking” amongst the other SaneBox users. What does this number mean? The idea behind the ranking is to give each SaneBox user points for good email behavior and take away points for bad behavior. Your overall count reflects this algorithm. And your particular ranking is meant to nudge users to develop better email habits. The ultimate...
Announcing... User defined Sane folders
Hi Guys, We have always tried to make SaneBox as GTD-like as possible. GTD means do what is most important right now. Keep your focus and be productive. SaneBox does this by creating an INBOX with exactly what you need to deal with NOW. But, GTD also points out that there are projects that need to get done later that require little pieces of work as you go along. Now SaneBox addresses this too. ...
How to get SaneBox for free... forever
Last week, somewhat quietly, we fielded Referral Rewards. Thanks to Andrew Parker for a great idea. Here’s how it works: You join SaneBox. SaneBox will move distracting emails out of the way. And using our defer, black hole, and SPAM monitor folders you will save yourself copious amounts of time and effort. AND your first 30 days are free. Then, you invite a friend to sign up for...
Get your digest whenever you want
The biggest challenge for those using SaneBox is “letting go” of the unimportant stuff and concentrating on their INBOX. To help with this, we send an “unread, unimportant email digest” which allows everyone to quickly scan the cruft to make sure there isn’t a nugget of gold there. Now you can have this digest whenever you want it! go to http://sanebox.com/settings...
Using your "Digest of unread unimportant emails"
1. This is where you click to change the number of times you get the digest. 2. This is a link to a webpage to help you triage **all** your unimportant email at once. 3. If I want this bi-monthly payroll approval reminder to go in my INBOX, I would click here. By default, all SaneBox users get a “Digest of unread unimportant emails” each afternoon. This digest is a summary of all...
SaneBox - Better Priority Inbox for Everyone
For those that have been living under a rock… SaneBox and Priority Inbox distinguish between important email and email that can wait. First, make no mistake, SaneBox is better than Priority Inbox. Because SaneBox… Automatically files the unimportant stuff out of your INBOX so it doesn’t constantly distract you. Requires no training to be effective. Is more accurate ...
Why some people need an email intervention
I have an old friend who has always had trouble keeping up with his email. Let’s call him FooBar. FooBar get’s a **lot** of email. And it was his email woes, in addition to that of other friends, that caused me to create http://sanebox.com. No I’m not going to mention FooBar by name. He is a good guy with this one little foible: he thinks every single email might be crucial...
Today we fielded a new optional folder called SaneArchive. This option keeps the total count of Sane folder emails to a maximum of 5000. The 5001st oldest email will automatically be filed into the SaneArchive folder. We’ve discovered that as we get better and better at separating the unimportant email into SaneLater, our users spend less and less time processing (filing,deleting) those...
Status of SaneBox
In my on-going attempt to live my startup life out loud, here is the status of SaneBox.com SaneBox was started on 2/20/2010. It automatically files unimportant emails into a @SaneLater folder so your Inbox is free of distractions. It does this with global rules and a statistical analysis of your email history and your relationships with other social networks. Training is as easy as moving...