Archive for the ‘Email’ Category

How to Use BlackBerry’s Best Email Features on an iPhone or Android

July 6, 2012 by Jared Goralnick

BlackBery on an iPhone, a message to Tim CookRIM gets a bad rap.  It set out to create the best email experience for mobile, and it did that.  Unfortunately for them, smartphones now do a lot more than email.

Still, it’s worth pausing to look into what BlackBerry brought to mobile email, and to point out how iPhone and Android users can replicate some of RIM’s best features. Continue reading…

You are not MG Siegler: my reply to his TechCrunch experiment on avoiding email

August 2, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

A large pile of stuff.As someone entrenched in the email space, I’ve received many messages about MG Siegler’s experiment of staying away from email for a month.

While it was an interesting project, I don’t believe his experience or needs are indicative of what I see everyday with AwayFind customers and in my eight years of clients at SET. 

However, you too can reply to 0.3% of your email, read on… (on AwayFind blog)

The Critical Path, a snippet from my first journal article (download it free). We found some fascinating correlations…

September 24, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

I feel like a scholar... This summer, Cutter Benchmark Review invited me to create a workplace productivity survey with Joe Feller.  We were able to collect some interesting data and publish our analysis of it.

Normally $50, I’m able to offer both mine and Joe’s analysis, along with the survey results, as a free PDF to Technotheory readers.  Read on for a couple snippets and a link to download the full article.

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Bottom up 101: how to empty your inbox fast by learning from Google

July 1, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Clutter Why does it take less time to find something on the web than on your hard drive?

It’s because the internet has no order, but we’d like to think we do.  Guess again: using an orderly approach to storing and retrieving is similar to paying full price for airline tickets: it made sense twenty year ago but is a costly decision today.

Here’s how to file and find things in the next decade.

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6 timesaving Gmail Labs tools to install now (and 4 more to consider)

May 17, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

image Gmail has a series of optional features called Gmail Labs.  If you’re a Gmail user, some of these can add serious time to your day.

If you want to get yourself out of trouble and be more efficient in Gmail, installing these takes about 60 seconds.

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Scobleizer TV, Blue Sky Factory TV, and other AwayFind News

April 27, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

AwayFind business card I’m overdue for a post about AwayFind, but rather than type it out, here are some updates via Thursday’s interview from Robert Scoble and the week before’s with Greg Cangialosi.

Below I’ve indicated the timestamps for when AwayFind, email productivity, and Bootstrap Maryland are discussed…so you can dive right in.  After the videos are also some recent links, like being in Gartner’s 2009 Cool Vendor Report : ).

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Godin’s “high cost of now” – how being a little behind can save you a great deal

December 4, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

image How much does it cost you to stay current…with your email, with the news, with your industry?  Today Seth Godin explained just how expensive it is.

And I want to reiterate the point.

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The best thing I’ve ever written—The Guide to NOT Checking Email. Until Friday, it’s yours.

November 20, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

The Guide to NOT Checking EmailA few days ago I announced AwayFind.  That was the technology.  But that’s less than half the story to killing email interruptions.

The rest: an immediately practical, very readable, and quite beautiful 26-page guide that may not be available in 48 hours…

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I’m thrilled to announce that AwayFind officially launches today

November 13, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

AwayFind No open bar, VCs, or even a beta logo.  Just a web app that un-tethers you from your inbox.  Oh, and a dream shared by an awesome bunch of people.

Today we launch AwayFind.  It’s time for a little retrospective…

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Why I use both Gmail and Outlook—and how it helps with email & social media

July 18, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Outlook and Gmail in WindowsI’m frequently asked if I prefer Gmail or Outlook Exchange, but I happily use both. Today I posted a thorough comparison on Lifehacker, but the following is how and why I use both.

Not only will this explain how I use Gmail and Outlook, but it’ll describe a fair amount of my workflow with email and social media.

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