September 1st, 2010
03:39 PM GMT
You can read and organize email from just about anywhere these days.
Gmail has announced a system for organizing email by importance, not by the order in which it arrived.
Ever since e-mail first came along, we've been beset by the tyranny of the digital: how to handle the vast and growing number of e-mails that pour in everyday.
Some, like Quest Means Business producer Gayle, use complicated colors, stars on prioritizing lists. They use labels to sort out their e-mails and then they load them into different folders to keep track of them.
Other people spend hours sifting through the barrage, hunched over their computers like battery chickens.
Then there are those of you who use the ignore method, you know, if it's that important, it will come back again.
Now, I don't have a system. I just look at the e-mails. I answer some. I ignore others. And I forward loads to my colleagues. It's called the Richard Quest passing the buck method. It works, a treat!
So will you use Gmail's new system? Another system? Or no system at all? Let me know in the comments section below.
Whatever you're up to in the hours ahead, I hope it's profitable.
- Richard Quest
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