Step away from your inbox! Don’t think you can? Well, this simple service called AwayFind will allow you to do just that.
One of the reasons you feel the need to check email email every 20 seconds is the fear that there might be something urgent sitting in your inbox. If you are serious about being more productive with email, you’ll need to eliminate the urgency from your inbox. If you’re not sure where or how to begin, AwayFind provides the means.
Once you create an account at AwayFind.com, they’ll place a link to your AwayFind contact form in your email signature or auto response message. When someone completes the contact form, you’ll receive a text message or you can elect to route messages for delegating to others based on the category selected.
Read about some of the common and creative uses for AwayFind here & here. If that’s not enough, at the end of the process you also get a few helpful bonuses in the form of video tips, a downloadable “Guide to NOT Checking Email” and specific instructions for how to turn off notifications within YOUR email application.
I met Jared Goralnick, the creator of AwayFind, at a local DC event and he invited me to try out the next version, AwayFind 2.0- Orchant, currently in beta, by invite. He was also kind enough to provide a link good for 10 invites . You should definitely check out Jared’s blog at http://www.technotheory.com/- he definitely GETS how to be productive using technology.