Email can be a hassle. Whether its switching back and forth between multiple email accounts, or the confusion of a disorganized inbox. With Spark, you can take control of your email and spend less time sifting through unwanted distractions. Join us as we explore a more intentional approach to managing your email.
5 ways to develop better email habits:
Use a Smart Inbox
Spark is a new home for all your accounts, allowing you to handle all of your emails from one place. You can choose to view each account separately or use a unified inbox to consolidate them all, giving you the flexibility to manage your emails the way you want.
The Smart Inbox separates personal emails from newsletters and notifications, allowing you to easily distinguish between different types of messages. You can further improve your organization with personalized decisions, by categorizing emails and grouping emails by sender.
Prioritize your emails
According to research, 35% of emails needn’t be seen or read - you might only be interested in someone very important in your network, or be on the lookout for some exciting news or offers. But these messages are lost in a sea of emails that can seem impossible to filter. Spark offers a better solution with priority senders, allowing you to highlight messages from chosen contacts above all else.
In addition, you can pin messages to the top section of your inbox, such as emails with an immediate deadline that require your attention right away. On the other hand, if an email requires no urgency, you can set it aside in a dedicated folder for your attention later. Perfect for those conversations that require time and thoughtful consideration before responding.
With the Gatekeeper tool you can pre-screen new contacts entering your inbox. This pop-up shows a new contact at the top of your inbox and a preview of their email for context, so that you can decide whether you want to hear from this sender. If you don’t, simply block them and they will no longer disturb you.
Spark also provides a solution for exiting conversations that are no longer relevant to you. With the option to mute conversations, you can unsubscribe from long email chains where you were CC'ed or BCC'ed, and no longer receive notifications for those conversations. This allows you to focus on the important emails and conversations that matter.
Block time for deep focus
A time-blocking system can be an effective tool for staying focused and avoiding distractions. By allocating specific tasks to specific times in your calendar, you can ensure that you are tackling your to-do list in a structured and organized manner. This allows you to prioritize the activity marked within your calendar and ensures that you stay on track and focused on your goals.
Without time blocking, it's easy to fall prey to distractions as you haphazardly complete tasks without a clear direction. With Spark Desktop, you can use the Home Screen to schedule time to manage and check your emails, allowing you to stay organized and productive throughout the day.
Make time for yourself
It's important to take care of yourself and set boundaries. Allowing time for yourself and the opportunity to disconnect prevents burnout and increases productivity when it's time to focus on work. By setting aside time for yourself, you can return to work refreshed and ready to tackle your tasks efficiently.
With Spark's Home Screen, you can stay up-to-date with an overview of important emails received while you were away and not feel overwhelmed playing catch-up. By taking the time to recharge, you can be more productive and effective in the long run.
Smart. Focused. Email.
With Spark, achieving productivity becomes effortless. With an intentional approach to productivity, you can take control of your inbox and create a clutter-free space. Spark helps to reduce distractions and create smoother workflows, allowing you to focus on what's most important.
Try Spark today, to discover a more productive and enjoyable relationship with your email.