I've seen lots of posts and opinions recently about how email is broken, mainly due to (I think) the rise of Hey.

Here are my thoughts...


@kev I completely agree with your assessment. People who dislike email are typically the people who use whatever workflow Gmail presents and, quite honestly, it's terrible.

I really like this page from Plaintext Productivity about managing email

The process it describes is somewhat similar to Hey's workflow but it can be accomplished with literally any client. As revolutionary as they make it out to be, the Imbox, Feed, and Paper Trail is nothing new.


Thanks for the link. Good approach.

Reminds me a bit of Microsoft's try with the Focussed Inbox. Got it at work temporarily.

You could almost be sure, that once a day at least one important e-mail found its way to "other mails" and got lost there.

Even though I am trying regularly, inbox zero is hard. My personal solution: Everytime it gets out of hand or at least once a year, I dump all remaining mails into a year 20XX folder. To be sorted...or not ;)

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