Monday, February 10, 2014

Time Sensitive Emails

Thank you to Angela Wilson, WHS ITC for these great tips on how to add time sensitive emails to your Google Calendar!

How to add time sensitive emails to your Google Calendar

~For the Todoist Enthusiast —-add the Todoist Plugin for GMAIL  for the same — if not superior— functionality.~

It’s the end of a block and you open an email that contains a time sensitive task, what’s your next step?
  • Do you mark it as “unread”?
  • Do you star it?
  • Do you label it “to do”?
  • Do you write a sticky and attach it to your forehead?

How do you later retrieve that email?
  • Do you search for the sender’s email in your inbox?
  • Do you look in your “to do” label?
  • Do you wait for the reminder email?

Did you know that with a few clicks you can add that time sensitive email to your Google Calendar tasks list?
  • While reading the email, select “MORE” then “ADD TO TASKS”

  • The TASKS window will open, select the arrow to the right of the task and add the deadline.

  • By giving it a deadline within TASKS, it will automatically add it to your Google Calendar under the TASK option.

  • What I like best about it is the email is now retrievable from the calendar.