How much time do you spend every day reading, sorting, and responding to emails?
If you’re anything like me – and I don’t think I’m remarkable in this regard – it’s a lot. And by a lot I mean: way more than we should have to. But now that emails have become the common form of communication, and our inboxes are stuffed with everything from newsletters to receipts and sales notices to flight reservations, it takes a lot of time to sort through it all. Beyond time, it can be easy to miss one of the trees while wading through the forest, not noticing an important or urgent email among all the clutter. I know I’ve missed more than a few important email because of overfull inboxes, but I’ve never been able to figure out how to solve the issue. After all, email isn’t optional anymore – it’s required. But now, Codeq offers a solution with their latest app.
Courier saves you time by highlighting the most important parts of your inbox, making it easy to manage. Their automatic summarization technology processes your email and pulls out the most relevant parts, giving you an easy to skim rundown, including a task list and spotlighted emails. Their goal is to reduce the physical amount of email you read by about 30% by parsing out all the unimportant parts and highlighting things that matter, and their use natural language processing to do it.
Humans vs robots: Courier sorts your inbox into emails sent by people – and those sent automatically by services – so you can read what’s important, first.
Task list: The app analyzes your messages using natural language processing to figure out which emails need your attention – and then it collects those emails into a handy task list.
Spotlighted email: Although Courier sorts out automated emails, they also highlight the most important bits of that you receive, such as order confirmations, shipping notices, receipts, and flight times. They present this info in a convenient card format easily read from your inbox.
Read what’s important: Need to just get the gist of everything quickly? The app creates summaries of your emails that you can see from your inbox, so you can get the big picture without opening a single email.
Emoji notifications: Courier let’s you know what kind of email you’ve received at a glance, using emojis assigned to different categories of messages, so that you know whether you need to check it now or if it can wait til later.
If you’re hoping to save some time when it comes to dealing with your email, I have good news and bad news. Good news: Courier is currently in beta. Bad news: at the moment, it’s only available for iOS. Sign up on their website.