Google priority inbox – when delete is not an option

A new Gmail refinement is coming over the next week or so – Google Priority Inbox. It’s an automated filtering service that sifts through your email and sorts them into 3 categories:

  • Important and unread.
  • Starred stuff you need to go back to.
  • Everything else.

It’s all part of this Get Things Done idea  to stop being continually distracted by your email coming in and then wasting time by not tackling tasks and jobs in a systematic way. One technique I’ve learnt is to select all mail and hit delete. Problem solved. But if that’s not an option then perhaps this will help to focus the mind.

Is it a winner or will it ‘Buzz’ off and we’ll ‘Wave’ it goodbye in a few months time?


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Bruce Darby - Assistive Technology Advisor at the University of Edinburgh
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