freelance email strategy

Not only can email be a time suck, but if you’re not on top of it, you can…let more things fall through the cracks than any professional should.

Guest post by John Arthur

You’ve heard it a million times: time is money. And email, if not approached correctly, can be one of the biggest drains on your time, and by extension a drain on your bottom line.

Not only can email be a time suck, but if you’re not on top of it, you can miss crucial messages, neglect to follow up with important clients, and, generally, let more things fall through the cracks than any professional should.

Organizing emails to save yourself trouble

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sanebox automatic email forwarding

We’ve teamed up with Any.do, Evernote, Expensify, Todoist, and many others to bring you simple (and simply awesome) email forwarding.

Meet SaneFwd, an easy way to automate email forwarding to your favorite third-party apps and team members.

You may have noticed the beta version of SaneFwd in your dashboards over the past couple of months. First, a big thank you to everyone who tested the feature and provided feedback—it’s this type of community effort that makes SaneBox so great.

So what is SaneFwd all about?
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SaneBox & MailDroid for Android Email

We have a new integration and it’s going to make Android users very happy.

If you haven’t already, meet MailDroid.

MailDroid is one of the longest-running email clients in the Google Play Store, has great reviews, and has lots of features other email clients omit (e.g. encryption and swipe action customization). With today’s new integration with SaneBox, we love MailDroid even more.

So why does SaneBox + MailDroid = the best Android email experience yet?

We’re glad you asked.

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phone snubbing phubbing

It doesn’t take a scientific study to recognize that “phubbing,” or snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention to that person, is becoming more and more prevalent. The evidence is all around us.

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At restaurants, during concerts, even in meetings. We see people more involved in what is happening on their screen than with the people in front of them. Beyond causing us to miss out on what is happening in real time (and annoying those around us), research shows that phubbing may have detrimental impacts on our relationships, mental health, and productivity. Continue Reading…

SaneBox Testimonial Octavia GoredemaEmail is the first and foremost communication for Octavia Goredema, a Los Angeles-based editor and social entrepreneur. Octavia oversees two media platforms — Twenty Ten Talent helps black female professionals accelerate their careers and Twenty Ten Club shares the success stories of black female entrepreneurs. She is also a board trustee of The Zimbabwe Educational Trust and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Unfortunately, this means her inbox was becoming inundated on a daily basis with emails from different time zones.

“Due to the nature of my work I’m on the receiving end of so much information. On top of that, I like to keep up to date with breaking news, trends and developments,” Octavia explains. “This meant over the course of the past few years my inbox was starting to spiral out of control.”
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Productivity Show Podcast - Dmitri Leonov of SaneBox

“We’ve said it on this podcast before: email is a necessary evil.”

That quote is from our friends over Asian Efficiency, an online hub for productivity hackers who want to get as much as they can out of every day.

They recently invited SaneBox’s Vice President of Growth, Dmitri Leonov, to be a guest on their Productivity Show podcast. This topic? How to shift your habits so that necessary evil—email—works for you, not against you.

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You know our stance on sending email attachments. We hate it. It’s tedious and disorganized, and the files take up space on your computer and in your email.
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