Saturday, March 13, 2010

GTD tip for GMail: organize your emails by due date

Seeking zero inbox (archive emails), but still wanting to keep track of actionable emails on a duedate ? You could move your email into the "next" folder, but what to do when it is due on a specific date ?

In GMail, now that we have tasks, we can attach a duedate to emails by creating a task related to the email. Then we can archive the email and forget about it until the date comes: we see the task in our calendar and a link to the related email.

Open the email, click on "more actions", and click "add to tasks". Then set the due date. Then you can archive the email.

1 comment:

SoftwareAll said...

Usually, users label, archive or filter to organize their emails, but with this trick you can manage emails by prioritizing and categorizing them into groups.