Tips


Before working at Baydin, I was a secondary English Language Arts and English as a Second Language teacher in Houston for two years (translation: I taught older kids how to write better and speak English better too). From that experience, I learned that teachers are busy. Busy as in I-had-to-write-this-in-the-summer-so-they’d-have-time-to-read-it. This perpetual busyness results not just from handling kid germs, flea-like attention...

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Every Monday morning, the sun is shining, and my apartment is suffused with the smells of freshly-baking croissants and coffee. Monday mornings are a special time, because every week, I have a wonderful treat to get me out of bed. Not the breakfast (though the croissants are delicious) – I’m talking about the hundred or so emails that queued up in my Inbox over the weekend. As CEO of an email productivity company, the...

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We all have muttered something along those lines (usually with a $@*! thrown in) while searching for a particular message in our inboxes. Sometimes finding an email you need is like finding the matches. You see that box of matches all the time around the house when you don’t need it, but when the electricity goes out, it’s nowhere to be found. Emails have a way of doing the same. When you don’t need a message, you...

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Email is (still) a problem; we all know it and we’ve discussed a few potential solutions and processing methods here before. But earlier this month, Sam Grobart of The New York Times laid out a coping strategy that offers a fresh perspective on email management.  The best part: it’s easy to follow. For those practicing David Allen‘s Getting Things Done (GTD), Grobart’s system might make you anxious just reading about...

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Facebook provides a personalized upload email addresses for you to post statuses, pictures, and videos.  To post something immediately, all you have to do is attach the photo or video, include the caption or status update in the subject line, and send the email to your personalized address.  So to schedule the post for a specific time, all you need to do is schedule the email to arrive at that time with Boomerang.  That’s it!...

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Gmail was built by Google, king of the web search, so it’s no surprise that the developers integrated some smart searching functionality.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with them already, there are a few tricks that can save you time looking through your inbox—and arthritis from so much scrolling.  Even if you already keep organized labels, these tips can help you get there faster and skip the search within...

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