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12 Useful Apps for Managing Email Overload

When the corporate world first introduced email, it was heralded as a remarkable and powerful tool that would improve communication. In reality, email is a burden for many employees in organizations all over the world.




Inboxes are cluttered by a seemingly never-ending deluge of emails. In fact, every employee receives an average of 121 new messages every day!

Email has become a chore that takes up valuable time workers could spend doing… just about anything else. It stifles productivity and when emails don’t get opened – only about a third ever do – it creates major problems in the flow of communications.

Fortunately there are a number of tools available that can help to wrangle your inbox – or bypass it altogether:

1. Spark

This app understands which of your emails are most important and places them at the top of the list. Your email is divided into three categories: personal, newsletters and notifications.

[Spark's website]

2. Boxer

Boxer is a mobile email client with customizable settings, including notifications and swipe gestures. It also has predictive folders where it learns from the user and suggests folders where emails are frequently moved.

[Boxer's website]

3. Astro

This is an email and calendar app powered by an assistant that can respond to hundreds of commands. It can manage and search your inbox, add events and set reminders.

[Astro's website]

4. Dispatch

This app treats inboxes like they are a to-do list. It has quick, aggressive sorting options that enable you to quickly get mail into archives or sent to a ramge of other apps.

[Dispatch's website]

5. DeskAlerts

When it comes to internal communications, this app should be used instead of email. This powerful internal communications solution enables you to send messages straight to your employees’ PC desktop screens in the form of a pop-up notification. Unlike email, you can be sure that your message is seen.

[Desktop Alert Notification]

6. Triage

This app displays your emails as a stack of cards that you swipe to archive or keep. When you need to reply or forward, tap on the card to reveal more options.

[Triage's website]

7. EasilyDo Mail

This app allows you to snooze messages, group travel, bills and packages and easily unsubscribe from unwanted newsletters without leaving your inbox.

[EasilyDo Mail]

8. SaneBox

This is an app with a built-in auto filter that recognizes which emails are important, secondary and spam.

[SaneBox's website]

9. Trove

Trove uses artificial intelligence to help you make sense of your inbox. Its algorithms take into account your email history and learn which messages are important – highlighting them in your inbox for easy reference.

[Trove's website]

10. Inboxcube

Inboxcube reimagines your inbox and puts the message’s attachments first meaning all your emails, attachments. Links and articles are visually displayed in an attractive way.

[Inboxcube's website]

11. Inbox When Ready

This is a Chrome browser extension that enables you to completely hide your inbox while you go about other email-related tasks. This lets you compose new messages or search existing ones without getting distracted by other items such as incoming messages.

[Inbox When Ready]

12. Unroll.Me

This app allows you to easily unsubscribe to emails you no longer want to receive, and roll-up the rest into a single daily digest – cutting down on the number of emails you receive.


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