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Productivity Cast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity


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

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are you ready to manage your work and

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personal world better to live a

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fulfilling productive life then you've

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come to the right place

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productivity cast the weekly show about

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all things productivity here are your

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hosts ray Sydney Smith and Augusto

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pronounces weight and art Galax welcome

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everybody to productivity cast episode 0

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to 9 episode 29 inbox zero inbox 1 and

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processing email messages we are going

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to be talking about the all-encompassing

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inbox and how to deal with your inbox

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and so I wanted to lead off because as

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we discussed email in the last episode

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email management of multiple accounts

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has its positives and negatives all of

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us Augusto art Francis and I have

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multiple email accounts and to be honest

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I don't know how many people who have

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only one single solitary email account

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but whether you have one inbox or 10

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inboxes one methodology that's cropped

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up over the past decade is the idea of

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inbox zero it came from Merlin Mann who

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did a google Tech Talk back in 2007 and

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I will put a link to that in the show

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