I’ve been searching for the perfect task management tool for some time now. Although there are a ton of them available, some of which I’ve even plunked down a decent amount of cash for, none ever quite seemed to fit the bill. But I finally stumbled on a “to do” app that works perfectly for me: Any.DO.
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Mailbox has finally been released in the iTunes App Store amidst much excitement and hype. The app is free and only available for Gmail right now, so no risk to download and try out, however there is quite a wait for activation, as I discuss below.
Version 2.0 of Gmail for iOS is here! The new look is great and all, but what I’m really excited about is the ability to use multiple accounts. Which means I can finally turn off all notifications on the regular mail app and move it to my Unused folder. That was one of the last few items left on my “Make iOS perfect” list. Still up: allowing me to make Gmail the default mail client.
Unfortunately, my iPhone is teasing me. It shows the update is available, but when I click Update, I get an error message saying it is no longer available. I assume this will be fixed soon, but in the meantime, getting it directly from the App Store worked fine for me.
You may have multiple Google accounts for a variety of reasons, but it’s a pain to juggle more than a couple. If you want to consolidate, Google has actually made it fairly easy to do so, thanks to Google Takeout.
Read How Can I Migrate My Google Data from One Account to Another? on Lifehacker.
The good news: virtually everyone (and his grandmother) has e-mail, so you can send a message that’s available to be read immediately. The bad news? Virtually everyone (and his grandmother) has e-mail, so your recipients are so overwhelmed by the volume of e-mail they’re getting, your chances of getting a quick response to your message are slim to none.
But what if you need to get your recipient to not only read your message but respond to it … now? Ditch the e-mail and use SMS (a.k.a. “text messaging”) via your email program instead.
I’ve signed up for one of my state bar association’s email listservs about five times in three years. I’ve subscribed five times because I’ve unsubscribed four. If you don’t know what a listserv is, the Pennsylvania Bar Association describes it as “an internet-based discussion group of individual subscribers. Discussions are accomplished through the use of e-mail.”
Listservs can be a good way to get some questions answered by attorneys that love answering questions (both correctly and incorrectly), but they can also be giant pains-in-the-ass.
In an age where email has become such a prolific medium for communication between lawyers, potential clients, actual clients, opposing counsel, and judges, the way you present yourself speaks volumes about your reputation, professionalism, and credibility. And as much as I would like to be able to say that the only thing that matters is the content of one’s communiqué, its presentation in terms of look, feel, and source also greatly influence its reception.
Gmail and Google Calendar have recently been enhanced which you may have missed if you were busy getting familiar with the bigger news from that camp about Google+. In this redesign Google says it is working on integrating Gmail more with Google+. Until we all decide to reverse the email spiral, at least we have a nicer looking Gmail.