Is GMail Snooze basically building Mind Traffic Control into your email client?
Well, it’s about time Google did something radical to improve GMail. There’s still so much untapped potential in the mail-box. And at least email is an open protocol that we should defend against moving to walled rivers like Facebook and Slack etc.
I wonder if Google's Inbox App is moving into Mind Traffic Control territory?
If so, that’s another nudge towards MTC having a fairly radical rethink this year.
Playing with this library to access my Gmail account via IMAP. Seems pretty simple and convenient, though fairly basic.
The web is becoming more and more “feedlike”.
(And yet email is … well email is sort of feedlike, isn’t it?)f
Of course, if like me, you use GMail for everything, these new email interfaces are less accessible … when will Google offer a skinnable / pluginable architecture for Gmail, I wonder?
Haven’t written here for a long time. A couple of notes and catch-ups.
Chandler 1.0 is out.
I was struck by these features :
Chandler aims to provide a more integrated approach to managing information with:
* A Quick Entry Bar to enter everything from ideas to reminders and appointments.
* NOW-LATER-DONE Triage List to collect, process and track everything from deadlines and meetings to drafts and ideas.
* Tickler Alarms to auto-re-focus deferred (LATER) items to NOW
Something like this experience is already available in Mind Traffic Control if you want to experiment with it. 🙂
I’m getting into two further things :
Zbigniew Lukasiak has got me thinking about email again. It’s still the most commonly used social software, and there is still room for improvement. Zby and I are thinking of doing something about this … watch this space for more.
Meanwhile, I’m also back into feeds, in particular, creating and reading Yahoo Pipes. I’ll talk more about this soon too.
Finally, a couple of good posts from Stowe Boyd about the shift to the flow internet. Or rather, the ongoing need for recombiners for the small pieces (eg. comments, replies etc.) that are scattered across dozens of different feed services like Friendfeed etc.
Smart Disorganized Philosophy #2
Chatting with BillSeitz I found myself saying this :
MTC needs to have what Udel called the “special
charmpower” of email … that groups are spontaneous and form bottom-up from the flow, rather than having to be designed up-front, prior to the flow …. otherwise people keep using email