Tagged: email

Write full emails using Siri on your iPhone

Email with SiriIf you thought Siri was a gimmicky feature of iOS, think again—you can do more than schedule an appointment, check game scores, and search the web.

Paul over at OSXDaily has posted a simple tutorial to show you how to use Siri to author a complete email without touching the keyboard on your iPhone.

The trickiest part of using Siri is remember the commands necessary to use Siri to do a ton of different things.

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In defense of email

Interesting read. I’ve worked for a few companies that tried having an “email-free day,” and even one that tried substituting various web-based messaging services for it. None have worked. Personally, I think it’s because people are too hung-up on sharing & communicating, and tend to procrastinate.

TechCrunch shared some interesting thoughts In Defense of Email.

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How to add an email to OS X Reminders app

Add an e-mail to your Reminders list on OS X to ensure that you remember to reply or complete a task. Here’s how.

Since the Cnet article I linked to appears to be having issues, I’ll tell you that it’s quite simple. Just drag the email from Mail to the Reminders app icon in your Dock. Presto, you now have a reminder titled with the subject line of the email and a link to the email itself in the reminder note.
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Testing your HTML email campaign

If you create a lot of HTML emails, you surely spend a lot of time making sure those emails look as good as they possibly can no matter what email client the end-user might have. But you can’t possibly test for them all. Thankfully there is Litmus.

Litmus

Send Litmus a copy of your email design, either by uploading the HTML or sending a test email. Within a couple of minutes you’ll see screenshots of your email as it’s rendered by all the different email clients. It couldn’t be easier.

To be clear, Litmus is a professional service; it’s not for the casual user. Litmus costs a minimum of $49 per month for the basic service, and goes up to $300 per month for the premium. It sounds expensive, even at the low end, but I don’t know of any professional digital design firms that don’t use Litmus (or a similar service).

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