Does your inbox control your day? An annual Adobe survey showed that the average white-collar office worker spends just over 4 hours per day on their work email. That equates to 20 hours per week, more than 1,000 per year, and an incredible 47,000 hours over the course of their career… that’s 5 years!
Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, partner at Foundry Group, Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot, Eric Paley, partner at Founder Collective, and James Clear, author and entrepreneur.
An entrepreneur, tea sommelier, and Merchant Success Lead at Shopify, Sheena is a huge inspiration to all of us here at SaneBox. Here’s Sheena talking about how SaneBox helped Shopify save over 500+ hours per month:
SaneConnect analyzes your team’s email network to identify who has connections at other organizations and how strong those connections are.
BOSTON, October 20, 2015 — SaneBox, the company that restores sanity to your inbox, announced today the launch of a new product: SaneConnect. SaneConnect is a fast and easy way to identify which of your colleagues have connections at other organizations, as well as the strength of those connections. Its mission is to empower users to never send a cold email again.
I think a lot of us have a bad relationship with email. Be honest, how many times have you spent all day in email, feeling productive, only to realize later that you haven’t accomplished anything meaningful? I know I have. We compulsively check and manage our email, wasting valuable time on things that don’t matter.
Some professors thrive on using email to engage students. Take John Whittier-Ferguson, a University of Michigan English professor, whose students email him for help mastering the finer points of essay writing. In any given class, about a third of his students take advantage of his offer to provide e-feedback, each exchanging around 40 meaty emails with him over the course of a term.
Small changes can create a big impact to your workload or stress level. Today, we’re dealing with the latter.
How to Undo Send in Gmail
This is an old trick, but absolutely essential for anyone who sends emails out a bit too hastily sometimes. Typos, incomplete emails, and the dreaded ‘reply-all’ can be a thing of the past. Here are the steps for setting it up in your account:
Each morning millions of us turn on our computers or connect our smartphones to the web, only to find our inboxes packed to the gills with emails. Ain’t nobody got time to manually filter their inbox each and every morning! Ain’t nobody!