It’s been a while since I’ve done my App of the Month series, but it’s time to revive it! For the past couple years, I’ve been using a brilliant app, Mailbox, to manage my inbox. But after being acquired by Dropbox, the app was discontinued at the end of last month, and I quickly started to drown in emails.
Enter Polymail, a new app on the scene for email management and productivity. One that has really been a life changer for me the past week and a half I’ve been using it!
What’s so great about it? Everything! Let’s break down the main features.
This is the biggest one for me. So many times when an email comes in, I can’t respond to it right away. With regular email I tell myself “oh I’ll do that later,” and then later comes and goes and I forget about it completely. Now when an email comes in, I can select for it to pop back up and grab my attention at a better time, whether it be later in the day, the next morning, or even a week or more out. SO helpful!
If there are specific emails you send out that you’re wanting a read read receipt on, you have the option! I’ve only used it in a couple emails, but if you’re anxious for a reply or want to know someone got a note you sent, this is pretty handy.
If I’m quickly replying to an email, I’m occasionally guilty of hitting send too soon. If this happens while using Polymail, I can quickly cancel the send within a few seconds.
One of the biggest features of the app? One-click unsubscribe! I can’t even tell you how many email lists I’m on – especially between my personal and blog emails. I use Unroll.me to manage most of my subscriptions/newsletters, but there are a decent amount that still sneak through, so being able to unsubscribe right in my email is great.
Polymail is a free app, currently available on iOS and OS X (read: iPhones and Macs). The app is still in beta mode, meaning it’s invite-only. BUT, you can sign up to get an invite. Per Polymail’s Twitter account, they’re sending a ton of invite emails out each day!
What app(s) are you loving this month?