Email is great, but email overload is not. Have you try out Google’s new feature priority (beta) inbox pop up? It introduces a new dynamic to the way a lot of people are going to be reading email. The feature has been roll out since Sep 2010. Since email intros becomes ever more important, Priority inbox is great for those of you who dread opening your email.
According to Google,
Priority Inbox can help save you time if you’re overwhelmed with the amount of email you get. It attempts to automatically identify your important incoming messages and separates them out from everything else. Gmail uses a variety of signals to prioritize your incoming messages, including who you’ve emailed and chatted with most and which keywords appear frequently in the messages you opened recently.
With priority inbox, your messages will grouped in three sections: Important and unread, Starred, and Everything else. It means the Google system will tell you which of your messages are important, and presents them at the top of the screen so you don’t miss them. The rest of your messages are still there, but you don’t have to dig through dozens of newsletters and confirmations to find the diamonds in rough.
The beauty of the system lies in its simplicity – it’s nearly as easy as Gmail’s one click spam filter. There’s almost no setup: once it’s activated on your account, you’ll see a prompt asking you if you want to enable Priority Inbox. You can choose from a few options (the order of your various inboxes and if there are any contacts you’d like to always mark ‘Important’) but don’t have to setup any rules. It really cool feature.
After using the feature, I like it a lot, it works really well for me, only few times, the messages that shouldn’t have been marked ‘Important’ are flagged, other than that, I have not yet to encounter an urgent message that slipped into the ‘everything else’ section.
Try it out, its fantastic, you will like it.