Email help from Gmail experts; Difficulty - key GTD needs would be nice
June 8, 2014 3:46 PM Subscribe
I want to fly through my email. GTD/Zero inbox style. Trouble multiple accounts including .Mac, gmail and Gmail for business.
I thought I found a desktop client - MailPilot for OSX - but it's just not doing well enough (it's development is too slow.)
Meanwhile, I hear that you can be super clever with Gmail - More inside!
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I’m a big believer in triaging email - mostly because I can’t it in front of it all day-I get 2-3 times of less than 20 min…and then can really deal at the end of the day.
So, it’s GTD style. Anything less than 2 min, answered right away during those windows.. Everything else is set aside and gone through later.
Apple Mail began to fail for me - mostly because of some plugins I used were buggy (MailTags and Mail Act on.) I gave up Apple Mail for MailPilot about 2 months ago.
MailPilot has literally what I want - a quick, keyboard driven way to:
* set aside
* Sent to a list
* Remind me in x days
And read or not, it sits in the inbox till processed.
Except the rest of the MailPilot experience? Painful. Poor message creation, difficulty with attachments, no data detectors, difficulty following longer threads.
So, basically, gmail geniuses - how would you deal with this?
Extra Credit: I’d still like some a great OSX (and win8) experience. I heard *great* things about Postbox.