I love that I can download lots of apps for my iPhone. Even my husband has apps on my phone. My favorite gaming app is Angry Birds. Mmmm…or Words With Friends. Especially when I’m winning!
When I’m actually trying to be productive, I’d love to be winning at getting to inbox zero. And, now that there’s an app that makes it a game, I could get closer to it. With The E-Mail Game, checking e-mail might actually be fun. The quicker I do something with a message, the more points I’d get. It has GTD feel (do it now, do it later, or delete) but the real key is beating the clock.
Plus, it works with Gmail and it’s free (there is a fee for the Exchange version). Points = Squat …but who cares?? I’d kick my inbox in the arse! …or have fun trying…
Would you give it a go?
Don’t you sometimes scratch your head when you see a newsletter pop up in your inbox – and it’s from the guy met at last week’s networking meeting? That means you didn’t sign up for it. That also means that it’s not only annoying, but it’s also clogging up your inbox. Now add those unwanted newsletters to the ones you did sign up for and no longer want. Keep adding…include the ones that you’ve already unsubscribed from and you still get. Painful.
This is when you call in the troops, otherwise known as Unsubscribe.com. They will remove you from all those mailing lists so that you don’t have to. Download the Gmail extension or Outlook app…or simply forward the offending e-mail to them. Try out the free version and get 5 unsubs/month or pay $19.99/year for unlimited unsubscribes.
There’s even an “unsubscribe” link their website so that you can remove yourself from their list. Very cool.