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Last week, Google added a new Labs feature to Gmail, Multiple Inboxes. I put together a quick screencast introduction to show you how it works: Have you tried Multiple Inboxes? What do you think?

Last week, Google added a new Labs feature to Gmail, Multiple Inboxes. I put together a quick screencast introduction to show you how it works:

Have you tried Multiple Inboxes? What do you think?

  1. Great on 22″ monitor but it does not work on my 12″ Mac screen!

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  2. [...] Apps addresses. This lets you sub-divide your inbox into multiple views; check out Simon’s Multiple Inboxes screencast from yesterday for an overview. I didn’t enable the feature for a few days, thinking that I [...]

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  3. I am using a “zero-inbox-strategie” together with GTD Inbox for Google Mail.

    So multible Inboxes for zero Emails isn’t that usefull :p

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  4. @mb Yes, on smaller screens it’s not so good, unless you put the inboxes under the main inbox, which kind of spoils the point.

    @Karsten I guess calling them “Inboxes” is a bit of a misnomer, really. They’re just additional, configurable panes to look at your email archive. Take a look at Judi’s post today for some interesting uses for it.

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  5. @Simon, but for those of us who maintain “inbox zero” having the extra panes underneath works just fine.

    @Karen, I thought so at first too, but if you look at my post you’ll see the extra views can be helpful even when there’s nothing in the main inbox.

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  6. I’ve been using the Quick Links labs feature to make these sorts of views and I just switch between them.

    Judi’s post helps me think about how it could be useful to have them always visible, but I haven’t quite come up with it yet.

    SB

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  7. Let’s face it, email is a productivity killer. Email generates a ridiculous amount of work. And, information you get in the email, never stays there. It multiplies and proliferates to contact managers, calendars, Excel spreadsheets, CRM, calendars, to-do lists, countless web apps, even post. That’s the core problem of email, and multiple inboxes is a frantic, but futile attempt to bring it all under control.

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  8. Oops :) I meant to say “Post-It notes” :)

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  9. [...] there has been lots of useful Labs features released (see our recent coverage of Offline, Multiple Inboxes, Canned Responses, Title Tweaks, Tasks and [...]

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  10. [...] there has been lots of useful Labs features released (see our recent coverage of Offline, Multiple Inboxes, Canned Responses, Title Tweaks, Tasks and [...]

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