Saturday, June 28

I ditched Mail Tags

I recently wrote a post on GTD with Mail.app and iCal and everything like that, and I mentioned that I use Mail Tags.

Well, I uninstalled it.  I noticed that it really didn't provide me any value added that I couldn't do with some Smart Folders.  So now I have two more Smart folders and no more Mail Tags.  I still keep all my email (except for listserv email) in one mailbox named Read.  

Basically instead of the traditional way of using email by putting it all into separate folders, I put everything into one folder and search it by using Smart Folders.

I created two more search folders to make stuff a bit easier, one called "Today" and one called "Yesterday" so I can look for email by day.


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13 comments:

Swiss said...

I keep all Email in my inbox and use smart folders to sort it and search to find it.

Joel Esler said...

I essentially do the same thing. Except I use my inbox for processing decide what to do with it all, create to dos and what not, then file it after I read it in a separate folder. Simple.

James Katt said...

MailTags does one thing I can't do in Mail: Add comments to a received email and search the comments.

Can you do that without mailtags?

I would love it if it was so.

Swiss said...

I keep all Email in my inbox and use smart folders to sort it and search to find it.

Swiss said...

I keep all Email in my inbox and use smart folders to sort it and search to find it.

Joel Esler said...

I essentially do the same thing. Except I use my inbox for processing decide what to do with it all, create to dos and what not, then file it after I read it in a separate folder. Simple.

Joel Esler said...

I essentially do the same thing. Except I use my inbox for processing decide what to do with it all, create to dos and what not, then file it after I read it in a separate folder. Simple.

James Katt said...

MailTags does one thing I can't do in Mail: Add comments to a received email and search the comments.Can you do that without mailtags?I would love it if it was so.

James Katt said...

MailTags does one thing I can't do in Mail: Add comments to a received email and search the comments.Can you do that without mailtags?I would love it if it was so.

Joel Esler said...

Create a Note, if you are using OSX leopard.

Joel Esler said...

Create a Note, if you are using OSX leopard.

Joel Esler said...

Create a Note, if you are using OSX leopard.

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