My colleague, Sahaf, always pushes everyone into trying Inbox Zero. As he likes to say, once you do, you’ll never go back to the days of having 100’s (if not 1000’s) of emails in your inbox. He is that emphatic about it. After being pushed into it, I have to agree; it’s very addicting!
Many of us keep email in our inbox because we either (a) like to keep things (and this may be in our home as well); or (b) don’t have a trusted system of processing our emails; or (c) both.
Many people confuse Inbox Zero with doing everything. That is not correct. We recommend processing email per GTD®: read once, make a decision, and place it into the proper GTD bucket: (Actions, Projects, Someday, Tickler, or Reference). Enough with the classroom theory – let’s talk Real World.
Mobile Productivity Apps
We will release Email Integration on our mobile apps. This will be an awesome feature. Until then, you can process your email by using our Email Gateway.
As you read an email, just forward it to your IQTELL email gateway address (username.PIN@e.iqtell.com). It’s pretty powerful, you can create entries in any IQTELL list (actions, projects, etc.), you can set context, due dates…even attach files to your IQTELL entry.
Web Productivity App
If you created your account on the mobile app, be sure to log into the IQTELL Web App.
The IQTELL Web App already supports email integration, so you can sync all your email accounts into IQTELL. As you read your emails you can easily use our shortcuts or drag & drop to process your email. Be sure to archive (Gmail) or move emails to an “archive” or “processed” once done.
Check out our Inbox Zero video and make sure you share the love :)
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