The average person spends about 28% of his or her time processing email, states a McKinsey Global Institute report. So if you’re drowning in email and never get a chance to filter through it all, SaneBox might be the answer to keeping your email in check.
“SaneBox looks at your relationship with your emails and decides what’s important to you based on your past behavior. It then moves your unimportant emails out of your inbox into a separate folder, and summarizes them in a digest,” says Andrew Skotzko.
It’s a Web service that works anywhere you check your email. It eliminates the need to wade through irrelevant emails to get to the important ones. Here are some basics of the system:
- Move attachments to the cloud. Sane Attachments scan emails in your inbox for attachments, puts them in Dropbox and replaces them with a link.
- Social network refinement. Connects to your social networks.
- Defer an email until you’re ready. Place an email in the SaneTomorrow, SaneNextWeek or Custom SaneSnooze folder and SaneBox will place it back in your inbox when the time comes.
- Follow-up reminders. Sane notifies you when an email you sent was not replied to by a certain time, so you can follow up on it. It’s also a great way to send an email reminder to your self.
- Sane summarizes. Once a day Sane sends a summary of your activity.
- Spam folder monitoring. No more fishing through spam emails to catch a good one. Sane filters those out and puts them in your summary.
- Offers 5 levels of importance. Sane allows three additional levels in case you need more than just important and unimportant.
- SaneBulk. Here is where all those mass-mailings end up.
- SaneNews. The system puts those email newsletters in this folder.
- SaneBlackHole. Drag a message here and anything else from that sender in the future heads to the trash bin.