email overload

  • Newly Updated “Inbox Pause” Utility Lets You Check Email On Your Schedule, Not Theirs

    Newly Updated “Inbox Pause” Utility Lets You Check Email On Your Schedule, Not Theirs

    How do you deal with email overload, and the incessant pings of incoming email alerts? Baydin, the company behind a suite of productivity tools for busy workers, has a solution: just stop checking your inbox so darned much. Of course, this is easier said that done: Humans seem to have a Pavlovian response to our “new email!” notifications. But now, the company says it has revamped… Read More

  • Skimbox Goes Beyond Email Triage With A “Priority Inbox” App For Consumers & Enterprise

    Skimbox Goes Beyond Email Triage With A “Priority Inbox” App For Consumers & Enterprise

    A new application called Skimbox is attempting to take on the heady challenge of fighting email overload in a way that makes sense for both consumers and the enterprise. The app, launching first on iOS, uses the concepts popularized by Mailbox – with its various swipes and gestures – as a way to move through email messages. But Skimbox’s core idea does not involve email… Read More

  • In Defense Of Email

    In Defense Of Email

    Editor’s note: Dave Girouard is founder and CEO of Upstart, a company that lets college grads raise capital in exchange for a small share of their future income. “Nobody uses email anymore – you get too much of it” – Yogi Berra In last Sunday’s New York Times, we were treated to another rant about how dysfunctional and burdensome email has become. This… Read More

  • Escape From Message Hell

    Escape From Message Hell

    Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. We are caught in an endless cycle of messaging hell and the pattern is always the same. First, a new communication system is born — take email or Facebook, for example. Ease-of-use helps the product gain wide adoption and reach a critical mass of users. That’s… Read More

  • Inbox Alert: SendGrid Sends 45B Emails For 60,000 Customers, 20B In 2012 Alone

    Inbox Alert: SendGrid Sends 45B Emails For 60,000 Customers, 20B In 2012 Alone

    Some may think the end is nigh for email — with services like Facebook coming to replace it as a one-stop communications hub for consumers — but going by the numbers out today from SendGrid, the email delivery company, thoughts like that may be a bit premature. The company — which now works with 60,000 businesses, including buzzy brands like foursquare, Pinterest, Airbnb… Read More

  • SaneBox Now Has A Solution For The Enterprise Email Overload Crisis

    SaneBox Now Has A Solution For The Enterprise Email Overload Crisis

    Enterprise users get more than their fair share of unimportant email. To help this problem, SaneBox, a time-saving email product, is now targeting in the enterprise space. Two months ago, TechCrunch wrote how SaneBox was taming email overload with its smart email filtering service. Today, the Boston-based startup is launching SaneBox for Business. Enterprise customers will be able to… Read More

  • Taming Email Overload With SaneBox

    Taming Email Overload With SaneBox

    Calling email overload “a crisis in communication”, TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington issued a challenge back in 2008: “Someone needs to create a new technology that allows us to enjoy our life but not miss important messages.” The entrepreneurs at SaneBox read this and other articles by Fred Wilson and Bijan Sabet, and set out to build a better inbox. After a month… Read More