The best way to organize your Gmail inbox

I work for Google.

But Google doesn’t know it.

I’ve signed almost everyone I know up for Gmail and taught them helpful techniques on how to keep their inbox organized.  Naturally, when I heard about Google’s Priority Inbox feature, I was extremely excited to try it out. In this post I’m going to talk about two things:

  1. How to organize your email inbox
  2. Why Priority Inbox isn’t for me

There are only 4 things you’ll ever need to do with an email.

For real. Without getting too fancy, you’ll most likely only need to do the following with an email:

  1. Respond to it
  2. Wait for someone else to respond to it
  3. Keep it for reference
  4. Delete it

This is what a lot of people’s inboxes look like…