I have been a huge fan of the iPad since day one and had taken full advantage of it to satisfy my information addiction. With it’s unique form factor, large touch screen and constant connectivity, app developers have been on a roll, with new innovative apps appearing on a daily basis. As consumers of information, it means that we can now consume more content, at more places, with a level of ease never seen before.
This almost religious belief in having empty inbox has allowed me to focus on what is really important and get more done throughout the day.
Regardless of how small or insignificant each individual emails are and how quickly you can scroll through them, people are often distracted (and often disheartened!) and repeatedly waste their mental energy as they review their fully stacked inbox numerous times throughout the day. It is a big drain on productivity and simply a BAD IDEA!
One of the primary differentiation point of Gmail is its “Archive all and Search later” approach to email management. I must admit I was a skeptic when I first started using it after many years of masterful hierarchical folder management using Microsoft outlook. Now I am a total convert, as long as you know how to search for it, it is much easy to search and find the email you want than to plan and anticipate for the right folder structure for easy access.