Email…can’t live with it, can’t live without it.
Although electronic mail, most commonly referred to as email, is one of the best inventions known to man, it’s the second most time consuming activity for the workforce, according to Â aÂ 2012 study byÂ McKinsey Global Institute and International Data Corp. Take a closer look at how time is spent during the workday and you’ll discover that the average employee spends 25% of “work timeâ€ on digital communication.
Considering your commute into the office, overlapping meetings, conference calls, more meetings and your late-night venture back home, you know that every minute counts. It takes approximately two hours and 14 minutes for workers to filter through the collection of email received each day.
If you’re looking to take control of your inbox, Mashable lists five services to make your email experience smoother and make your day more productive:
The service rolls up all of those annoying spam-like emails into one email called the “daily digest.â€ Just hit delete once to rid yourself of those spammy messages. You can also unsubscribe from coupons, eblasts, sale sellers and subscriptions by hitting the “unsubscribeâ€ button. The service only supports Google and Yahoo Mail.
Never miss a social message again. The free service collects all of your online accounts into a Gmail-themed inbox and gives you all your personal messages like Twitter DMs and Facebook messages.