I’ve been using a nifty little add-in for Gmail that I thought was worth sharing. Boomerang for Gmail gives you greater control of your e-mails by allowing you to hide them for specified periods of time and/or send them at later dates.
Delaying when you see a message
Clicking on the Boomerang button allows you to make a message in your inbox disappear for a while. You can set when it returns to your inbox, exactly when you think that you’ll be ready to act upon it:
Delaying when you send a message
Boomerang also allows you to delay when you send a message. You can write your message now but set it to go out later at a time of your choosing:
Automatic reminders to follow up
Boomerang also can remind you to follow up on a sent message:
For those of you who aren’t using Gmail (and, really, why wouldn’t you be?!), check out NudgeMail. NudgeMail also allows you to have messages disappear for a while and then return to your inbox. Here are some sample NudgeMail commands:
Hope one of these tools is helpful to you (and, oh, here’s that picture of Karl)!