It’s easy for your e-mail inbox and folders to quickly become unwieldy. Plus, trying to find that one specific e-mail you actually need right away usually results in finding hundreds of e-mails you don’t need. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few apps and several tips for taming the e-mail monster, no matter which service you use.
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Read on below for e-mail apps that will save you a ton of time.
Quickly e-mail a web link to a friend or colleague thanks to this Internet Explorer 8 add-on. Once downloaded, access the AOL Mail Accelerator shortcut from your toolbar, where it will automatically bypass your inbox and open a new Compose Message tab. While you have to fill in the To: field yourself, it automatically includes a link in the body of the e-mail to whatever page you were viewing last.
Call it your e-mail signature on steroids. This free Chrome and Firefox extension can create the perfect signature using your own personal RSS feeds, company logos or icons, links to social networking profiles (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter), and much more. You have control over color, fonts, size, styles, and many other options, and advanced users can even tweak each signature by treating it as HTML code.
AOL Mail, Gmail, Windows Hotmail, Yahoo Mail;
Offering super-quick instant e-mail searches, Xobni returns results in real time as you type, and makes finding and managing attachments a breeze. It also taps into social networking sites to give you a full picture of your Outlook contacts. Splurging for the Plus version gives you Advanced Search Builder, which lets you refine searches by attachments, date, folder, sender, subject, and more. This upgrade also gives you the Appointments, Tasks, and Links Search, which helps you effortlessly keep track of your daily to-do lists.
Free (Basic), $29.95 (Plus);