This week MacSparky is sponsored by SaneBox, the power tools you can add to any email application. SaneBox brings a pile of tools to your email, making it easier to manage and conquer your email. One of my favorite features is SaneReminders.
Have you ever sent an email to someone asking “Where is that thing?” and then struggled to figure out how to follow up on that? Do you add a task to your task system? (Too time-consuming and tedious.) Do you just hope you’ll remember to follow up? (Too unreliable.) There really wasn’t a good solution to this problem, until SaneReminders.
With SaneReminders, any time you want to do one of those follow-up emails, you just copy (or blind copy) the email to some increment of time at SaneBox.com. For example 2days@SaneBox.com or Monday@SaneBox.com. The SaneBox robot then tracks that email you sent. If your recipient replies before the designated day, SaneBox assumes you got an answer to “Where is that thing” and leaves you alone. If, however, there is no reply to that email, SaneBox sends you a reminder telling you that you never got a reply. In the amount of time it took you to fill in a BCC field, you solved the email reminder problem, with SaneBox. I use this feature multiple times a day.
If you’d like to get SaneBox at your back, go check it out today. You won’t regret it.