Only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and email. Lots and lots of email.
If you're anything like me, you keep your inbox open all day every day, just so you can keep up with the constant deluge of email. Even if the rest of your life is well-organized, your inbox is likely a gigantic mix of to-dos, assignments, requests, invitations, and information. Who wants to spend hours a day trying to sort everything out? Not us, and (we're betting) not you, so we decided to do something about it:
What you're looking at is called a "Gmail contextual gadget". It's Siasto in your inbox, and it's the key to drastically simplifying your email life.
First things first: If you and your team use Google Apps, you should go get this right now! It will only take a couple of clicks to add it to your Google Apps account, and you'll probably want to play around with it ASAP (while continuing to read this blog post, of course).
I'll give you a moment.
No really, it will take you 15 seconds. Click here and get the gadget!
If you're using it by now, you can already tell how the gadget works. It simply adds three buttons to the bottom of your emails: Add Task, Schedule Event, and Create Document. So if you get an email with valuable information about a project you're working on, you can quickly turn it into a document inside of that project on Siasto. Without having to open Siasto. Directly from your inbox.
In other words, you'll always be one click away from taking action on your email:
Gone are the days when emails would sit in your inbox, waiting to be painstakingly categorized or forgotten altogether. The Siasto gadget is effectively a bridge that connects your email to the rest of your world. It doesn't get any easier or any faster than this.
We've been using the gadget extensively for the past couple weeks, and it's made a tremendous difference. There's something liberating about being able to open up your email to a clean inbox.
Try it out and tell us what you think!