Remember email? It’s the killer app that seems to want to kill email users. We struggle with spam. We struggle with organizing and archiving email.
Why does managing email have to be such a burden? With the right tools, it doesn’t. Enter a Mac plug-in for Mail which makes moving email messages from here to there nothing more than a few keystrokes.
Have Email, Will Struggle
Email is an evil necessity. Or, so it seems at times. My work email load can be monstrous so it’s important to be able to organize, filter, find, and store email messages by the dozens.
For Mac users who have a love hate relationship with email, try MsgFiler.
At a basic level, MsgFiler is a Mac Mail plug-in which gives you keyboard shortcuts to move email messages where you want them to go.
Select messages, move or copy them using a couple of keystrokes, and drop them into the appropriate email folders.
Check out the screen shot. The MsgFiler plug-in is the floating palette to the left of Mail.
No mousing around. No extra effort to shorten the life span of your wrists.
It’s just keystrokes. Wham. Bam. Thank you, Dan.
Email gets filed away. That’s the beauty of a plug-in with a single purpose. Alright, maybe two purposes.
Email in your inbox must be touched (clicked), viewed, and acted upon.
Usually, it’s point, click, read, click some more, point more, click again, decide where to put the message, click again and again. Repeat ad nauseam.
MsgFiler simply takes that process down to the keystroke, keyboard level so your hands don’t leave the keyboard, so your eyes remain focused on where you file the messages to any mailbox folder when you’re done. Type the first few letters of a mailbox and MsgFiler shows the matching mailboxes.
Once filed away, MsgFiler disappears until you’re ready to repeat the process (or, at your command, stays open and ready). If you deal with too much email, this is the little bitty power tool that makes it easier to chew through mounds of mail.