Merlin Mann | Aug 10 2005
Keep it brief and send it fast--right from within Quicksilver.read more »
Merlin Mann | May 27 2005
The main reason I stick with Entourage for all my calendar, TODO list, and—to a certain extent—archival email needs, comes down to one word: glue.
As annoying as Entourage is in so many ways, I love that I can basically associate anything with anything via the “Link” functionality. This provides a handy little landing pad for any task, note, event, email, or contact onto which you can drop any other Entourage object as well as virtually any item from the Finder (for some reason it doesn’t easily handle URLs, which seems kind of dumb: use .weblocs as a workaround). Entourage then perpetually remembers that association in both the linking and linked items. Got it? Group like with like, and then get to anything from anything (Steal this idea, Apple; use Spotlight).
So, I can associate an email message with a TODO, attach a text file to a calendar event (see my article in June’s MacWorld), and even, apparently, attach Applications and folder paths to any Entourage object. Why is this last one so freaking handy? Lemme show you.read more »
Merlin Mann | Apr 26 2005
A couple articles I wrote will be appearing in the June, 2005 issue of MacWorld, including this piece on overhauling your approach to email.read more »
Merlin Mann | Mar 10 2005
Great article on dealing with high email volume that focuses on what you can do to craft email messages that are easy to process, read, and answer.read more »
Merlin Mann | Feb 18 2005
Follow-up to the email productivity post. Short overview of how I process my inbox.read more »
Merlin Mann | Feb 15 2005
There’s been a lot of great discussions about email productivity going around on sites I enjoy, so I thought I’d throw in five no-brainers that I’ve seen help a lot of folks.read more »
Merlin Mann | Feb 4 2005
It’s been a while since we’ve had a round of remainders—good stuff I've wanted to mention that never found their way into a full post. Here's a few to chew on over the weekend.read more »
Merlin Mann | Oct 6 2004
The "Email Address" field in Mail.app accepts multiple comma-delimited addresses. Also sets correct "FROM" address thereafter.read more »
Merlin Mann | Sep 9 2004
I love using Gmail, but until it works with my über IMAP acount, I wouldn't seriously consider switching over.
Still, Gmail's made me see the value of having very few actual folders for storing new and archived mail. It makes it much easier to track and organize your mail on the fly, plus Google's search and labeling tools let you confidently shunt items out of your inbox constantly without fear of having stuff disappear. So I decided to try a little experiment.read more »
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