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Using Postbox and Rules to Route Emails

Just picked up this tweet conversation from some colleagues of mine and I wanted to add my own notes:

The obvious disadvantage to this is that you can miss something that might really need your attention if it comes from a specific person. (We have a good amount of emails at work that are automated for various reasons and actually use it quite sparingly to actually tak to each other.)

So I have some rules set up in Postbox that will shift emails that come from specific colleagues from my work email to my personal email—this assures that I receive it in the personal box and it gets taken care of.

I just leave one copy of Postbox running 24/7 and only put sort rules into that copy of the app. It even works when I am travelling or in another situation where I will not be able to feasibly check my work email with any efficiency. If I come up with a new sort rule that should be added, I drop myself a Things task to add it and it comes up in my morning task review.

This has freed me from putting my work email on my iPhone or iPad and leaving those devices only for my personal account.

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Things 2

Cultured Code:

When we set out to build Things Cloud, we wanted it to be fast, robust, and scalable. There’s no way to achieve that, of course, without doing extensive, real world tests. So a little over a year ago, we started inviting our users to our Things Cloud beta. We then extended the beta by making it publicly available to everyone 6 months ago. During all this time, we kept enhancing and improving both Things Cloud and our client applications. By now, more than 30,000 beta testers are using it on a daily basis, and the feedback we get is phenomenal – our users love it.

We are excited to finally drop the “beta” from Things Cloud. It has been thoroughly tested, and it’s ready for prime time.

The best task management software in existence just became completely awesome. If you haven’t yet tried Things, and you are in to task management without making it overly complicated, you should give it a shot.

I’ve been beta testing Things Cloud for a while now and it works pretty much the way you want it to: todos on all your devices are synced without hassle.