The very first email was sent in 1971. In the four decades since, these electronic messages have forever changed the way we communicate. Today, we’re an email-dependent society, preferring to pound away a quick response on a smartphone rather than picking up the device to make a call. While we might openly complain about adding quantity to our inbox, there’s a trend among my business colleagues of leaving voicemail messages that promptly explain that email is the best way to reach them.
The inbox, for many, is not only an invaluable communications tool but also a burgeoning to-do list. There have been many attempts to better the email experience, but for now the inbox shows no signs of extinction. What we do have access to is a growing number of smart add-ons and plug-ins that can improve your email work flow. Here are some of the most useful. [read]