029 - Inbox Zero, Inbox One, and Processing Email Messages - ProductivityCast

029 Inbox Zero, Inbox One, and Processing Email Messages – ProductivityCast

As we discussed email in the last episode, email management of multiple accounts has its positives and negatives. All of us, Augusto, Art, Francis and I have multiple email accounts. And, to be honest, I don’t know many people who have only one solitary email account. But, whether you have one inbox, or 10 inboxes, one methodology that’s cropped up and lingered for nearly two decades is the idea of Inbox Zero. In this cast, we discuss the history of Inbox Zero (with the pros and cons), some related concepts that I’ve theorized over the years (namely my Inbox One and Tab Zero methods, the former of which I hinted at in the last cast), and get feedback and permutations from the ProductivityCast team. We close with some thoughts on email message processing. Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening!

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

“Inbox Zero” (GoogleTechTalks) by Merlin Mann

Getting Things Done by David Allen

43 Folders Series: Inbox Zero (also by Merlin Mann)

Forget ‘Inbox Zero’: Your empty email account means nothing


Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 (ScanSnap Cloud)

Ray’s Web browser corollary to Inbox Zero, Tab Zero

Raw Text Transcript

Raw, unedited and machine-produced text transcript so there may be substantial errors, but you can search for specific points in the episode to jump to, or to reference back to at a later date and time, by keywords or key phrases. The time coding is h:mm:ss.ms to h:mm:ss.ms (e.g., 0:00:00.000,0:00:04.000 starts at 0.00 seconds and ends at 4 seconds in the cast’s audio).

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