For many workplaces, email is the bane of the people that work there. In an effort to bring sanity and calm to the world of the inbox, our friends over at SaneBox have created a revolutionary approach to managing email. They believe email can be a powerful tool, rather than a necessary burden, and that used well, email can be an incredibly powerful way to communicate.
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!
We started SaneBox back in 2010 to help people take back control of their email. We had 6 rules that drove us:
- SaneBox has to be as secure as humanly possible
- The customer shouldn’t have to do or learn anything new
- SaneBox has to work everywhere people check their email
- SaneBox has to get better over time
- SaneBox has to be so valuable that people will happily pay for it
- Customer data should never be a source of revenue
These points are still as important and critical to our mission as the day we started building SaneBox. When we started, the Internet was in the freemium phase – nobody wanted to pay for anything online, and it was very unhip to charge for your web service. But, we thought that thinking was short sighted. After all, if you are not paying for the product, then you ARE the product.
In honor of the New Year, we teamed up with our favorite productivity pals to offer you the best gift we can think of: awesome deals on amazing productivity tools.
Whatever your pain point, this productivity bundle has something to alleviate it. These are products we love and use ourselves. To us, the hours and headaches saved are more than worth the full price.
The best part? Each product is deeply discounted just for you, and you can take advantage of one or all of them. The more you get, the more you save, with total savings of over $200 (and probably just as many hours saved)
Happy New Year from all of us at SaneBox!
We recently joined our productivity pals at Asana to host a webinar. It was such a hit with attendees that we decided we had to share the recording with others (you!).
The training session’s emphasis is on something most of want and need, but few know how to get: a layered communication strategy for internal, external, and instant communication across your company.
Watch it on-demand to get actionable advice on:
And 6 steps to becoming your most productive self
“Once I became mindful of how easy it is for me to get distracted, I started to think seriously about productivity. How can I manage my time better?” (Click to tweet this)
Pet peeves are so annoying. Chewing with your mouth open. People listening to loud music on the train. Littering. And the absolute worst? Notifications: they feel like a million small zaps in my brain.
Once I became mindful of how easy it is for me to get distracted, I started to think seriously about productivity. How can I manage my time better? What’s preventing me from staying focused?
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