Author: Chris Coyier

  • Email by Days of Week

    This is just how it feels for me. Day Volume Inbox Level Monday High Starts Medium. Volume is high, but I FIGHT it back to Low because I’m FRESH! Tuesday High Low but growing. Wednesday Medium Medium. Focusing on other things. Thursday High High. Losing control. Friday High Starts High, but I fight it back […]

  • Email Debt Forgiveness Day

    It’s April 30th, coming up next month, but that was a year or two when the fabulous podcast Reply All did it. No reason it can’t be done again! If there’s an email response you’ve wanted to send but been too anxious to send, you can send it on April 30th, without any apologies or explanations […]

  • Save Those Tabs with Email Tabs

    Email Tabs is a pretty nice idea from Ian Bicking and Dave Justice: Ever needed to save or share a whole bunch of tabs as you research, shop, or just browse the web? Email Tabs lets you create beautiful emails from your open tabs to save them for later or share them. You can use Email […]

  • Landing on Newton

    The Google Inbox shut down date is looming large. “End of March 2019” is the quoted date. This is sad for me, as I find Google Inbox to be a very good email client, and I’ve yet to find anything that is as good or better. I think I’ve gotten close though, so let’s take […]

  • The Immovable Email and the Moment of Clarity

    I’m sure most of us have had that experience of an email sitting in your inbox for ages. Not one that you just didn’t see or got buried under hundreds of others, but one that’s right there staring you in the face. It kinda needs your attention. Or at least you think it does. After […]

  • The guilt is real

  • The Hot New Channel for Reaching Real People: Email

    That’s the headline on this Wall Street Journal piece by Christopher Mims. There was a call-to-action that said I could read the article if I signed in. So I created an account. But then the call-to-action told me I had to subscribe. I’m not anti-subscribing-to-newspapers, but I wasn’t feeling this little bait and switch so […]

  • This is the definition of half-joking.

  • 141,355

    Lot of work to do there. It makes me wonder though. How much of that is just pure noise. Like 329 emails of notifications from some to-do app that a team shares where every single time someone clicks a little like button it generates an email. I’m sure some people get literally thousands of personal […]

  • Everlasting Email

    Definitely. Email is almost like too-big-to-fail. Not that chat isn’t just as (possibly more) important for intimate team communication. But more importantly, email is good.