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A decade of Gmail

Gmail celebrated its 10th anniversary last month, and it was ten years ago today that I finally was able to get my own account and…

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Getting to inbox zero

Getting your inbox completely cleaned out is something that many people find daunting, but in reality it’s not too bad once you get started.  It…

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Another great way to keep a clean inbox: Gmail Smart Labels

If you suffer from email overload, you need to be using Gmail (or Google Apps for your business).  There are simply too many awesome tools…

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It takes time to make time

One of the complaints I often hear about most of the productivity tools that I use is that people don’t have time for them.  I…

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Don’t let the meta drag you down; the two minute rule

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, keeping my inbox at zero is a huge part of my organizational process, and I attribute much of…

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Use Gmail’s “auto-resurrection” to save time

One of the great ideas behind GTD is the “two minute rule”.  In a nutshell, it says that if you come across a task that…

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How much email do you deal with each day?

While I’m a huge fan of the “inbox zero” concept, I always felt I had it easy.  I certainly get a lot of email, but…

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Organize Your Digital Life 1 – Get Control of Your Email

This is the first in a series of posts in the Organize Your Digital Life series. Email is becoming an overwhelming problem for a lot…

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