About a month or so ago I signed up for access to the Mailbox application that has stormed the Internet, so much so that the application had to create a queue. When I joined the queue, I was number 200,000+ in the queue – shows how popular it is! The reason I wanted to try the application was for a few reasons: crazy reviews, snooze feature and the fact that their idea was to redefine email and move it away from being a person’s to-do list.
Update 12.03.2013: I’ve been using the harder-to-setup method for 3 days now and I’m hooked!
I’ve received my invitation, but haven’t had a chance to look yet, so I’m not going to tell you too much about it, but instead I’ve found a decent video by SoldierKnows Best, which is worth having a look over or visit the Mailbox App Website:
What I did want to mention today is that the most interesting thing for me was the ability to snooze email. In other words, make an email vanish and come back later – what a fantastic way to manage your invoice, prioritise, but without seeing the emails at all, until you ask for them to reappear. I immediately thought that there MUST BE a way to do this with GMail, I just couldn’t believe that someone hadn’t written a script, so I started investigating.
My research unveiled that Corey Goldfeder, a Google software engineer, covered how to do this a while ago on the Google Apps Developers Blog. Here’s a video to show you how it works:
Now, the process of setting this up isn’t a few clicks unfortunately, and it’s quite detailed on the Google Blog, but LifeHacker have created an easier guide for all of us. But, for the very lazy people out there, I came across a Chrome Extension which sets this up for you in a few clicks. The reviews seem good, so it looks good from that side of things. You can download it here.
Really useful add-on! Now let me go try Mailbox app out :)