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6 Apps That Make Managing E-Mail Easy

Even if you don’t get hundreds of messages a day, most people feel some frustration with e-mail. Here are several good apps that can help.

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Email can be a real problem—reading it all, responding in a timely manner, keeping the inbox uncluttered and organizing messages so they can be retrieved later, if need be.

And even if you don’t get hundreds of messages a day, most people feel some frustration with email, particularly if you’re trying to deal with it when you’re away from your computer.

For me, nothing is more bothersome than having to respond to a critical message using my phone. Instead of tapping an important reply on my handset’s tiny keyboard or using Android’s speech-to-text (which inevitably messes up what I’m trying to say), what I’d rather do is send a pre-written response alerting the sender I’m currently working on something that prevents me from replying immediately. Then, ideally, I’d like to receive that important missive later, when I’m back at my computer and keyboard and ready to give it the attention it deserves.

The good news is there are several good apps for iOS and Android that let you do such things, and more. Here are a few to check out.

This article was written by Christina DesMarais and originally appeared on Techlicious.

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2013/03/28/6-apps-that-make-managing-email-easy/#ixzz2Q7iFTsvg

Likes: 

  • Simple. Really simple. She hits us in the lede with her angle – that emails are tough sometimes because of blah, blah, blah and blah.
  • Personal. You relate to her. She runs through her own thought processes (which presumably resonate with her readers – cos she knows her demographics!)

Could be better: 

  •  It’s quite flat. Where’s the wit? Some humor would help break the monotony of reading functions and processes and ‘how the app works’.
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