App of the Month: Polymail

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.

 

Polymail logo

Snoozer

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!

Email Tracking

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.

Unsend Email

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-Click Unsubscribe

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.

Photo credit: Polymail

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?

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  • Nameless Gap

    This app sounds amazing! just what i need right now!
    paula | http://www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

    • It’s such a wonderful app, Paula. I hope you like it!

  • I love this app! One of my goal for April is getting better at managing my mail box, and this sounds like the perfect app!!

  • Awesome! Thanks for sharing this app. I use unroll.me to manage my subscriptions (over 300 of them!) and the general gmail app. You’d recommend dropping the gmail app and using this instead?

    • I use unroll.me for subscriptions too! I definitely prefer this one over the standard Gmail app. I feel so much more organized with it.

  • I think I need this in my life……

    • You do, Anne! It does WONDERS for productivity and keeping you on track when it comes to emails!

  • Michelle Mink

    that is so cool that you can cancel the sent message if you send it too early

  • I’ve never heard of this app. Sounds awesome!

    • It’s only been out for like a month! I’ve really liked it so far!

  • Mar

    I’ll have to look into this app – I love the idea of the snoozer feature. Sadly, I’m the same way when it comes to email sometimes.

  • Polymail sounds awesome! I will definitely request an invite.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • It’s great, Jenny! You’ll have to let me know what you think!

  • My email is one of the biggest time sucks! I’m definitely looking into this app. P.S. isn’t wanting to unsend a message the worst!!? I love that this app lets you cancel it!

    • Same! I feel like I’m so much more productive with emails with this app – especially since there’s a desktop version that syncs up!

  • Oooh, I’m an app junkie and this one looks like it could be really helpful. Heading to their Twitter account now. Thanks!

    • It’s been so great, Angie! I hope you love it as much as I do!

  • Samantha

    This looks really neat! I love the snoozer feature. It’s ridiculous how many times I have forgotten to respond to an email because I meant to do it later.

    • I feel like forgetting to respond is a daily occurrence for me with how busy I get! The snoozer is the best feature ever!

  • This app looks so cool! I love the snoozer option, I too am guilty of opening and email and saying I’ll reply to it later… then completely forget about it!

    Rachel | http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

    • Happens to me SO much too! This app has helped me stay on top of my email game big time!

  • Managing emails does take up a good amount of time and I am always looking for smarter ways to manage them. Thanks for introducing Polymail, going to check it out. The snoozer feature is a game changer, just like you I too say will respond later and end up forgetting.

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • It really does! The snoozer feature has been SO helpful! I think you’ll really like the app!

  • LOVE the idea of Snoozer! I can’t think of how many times that app would have saved me.

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • The snoozer feature alone makes this app the best! It really helps keep me on track with emails!

  • Denay DeGuzman

    I love the fact that you can cancel an email that’s been sent if it’s done right away! That’s so helpful. And I love the Snoozer feature. So darn awesome!

    • It really is! The snoozer is seriously life changing for me!

  • emi

    I love things like this – thanks for sharing!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

    • Anytime! I always geek out over these tech things :) Happy to share it with everyone!

  • Oh this sounds so cool!!! I need to download it, like yesterday!

  • UGH this sounds AMAZING but I HATE HATE HATE apps that are only available for iPhone!

  • adriana nudo

    Oh my goodness, why isn’t this already in my life?! This is amazing! I’m downloading as we speak, this is exactly what I need! Thank you for sharing!