You've Got Upgrades - Email innovations to hope for...

Gina Trapani over at Lifehacker has a neat little list of email innovations she'd like to see - and I've got to agree! Email has been around for quite a while but has been pretty stagnant for most of its life, so I think it's time for an overhaul. Read her whole list, but here are three I'm a fan of:

-Undo Sent Message- The ultimate fantasy feature, because it requires the system to work in a way that it's just not designed to! There are ways to approximate this function, but they all involve simply delaying the actual "send" of the mail.

-Snooze- Heh heh, I know the feeling! Pretend like you haven't even received the message, "for just a few more hours..."

-Attachment Reminder- A nickel for every time I've forgotten to attach a file, or received an email without a mentioned attachment, would make me a rich man! This existed as an add-on script for Gmail, which would give you a reminder message if you hit "send" without an attachment and you mentioned "attachment," "attached," etc, in the message. A must-have!


Unknown said...

You can recall message in outlook, if they've not read it.

Once a week I must send an email with out the attachment so that would be great and conversly I've sent many an email with attachment but no message.

Dave Gustafson said...

KMY, neat that Outlook offers the recall function, but I assume it's only in the "walled garden" of a corporate Outlook/Exchange setup? Email in the "outside" world wouldn't seem to allow such a trick - at least not until some standards get updated!