I previously shared seven principles to simplify email.
I continue to aim at inbox zero but I wanted to point out that I found it extremely hard during the summer when traveling with a half-broken iPhone X and no access to my computer.
It didn't take me long to regain control of my inbox. But I saw the problem framed from a different perspective.
All I can say is that having a laptop—or even better, a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse—makes this work much easier.
That's the problem with relying on a laptop for certain tasks: you won't have it while on the go.1 Smartphone-first workflows win, as they'll mostly be supported on desktops.
A tool I wish I could bring with me on my iPhone is Typinator, a macOS-only text-expansion app that I use heavily to expand dates, data, and other automations. ↩
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