Everyone has an email newsletter these days, it seems—and they're often great. Some of today's best writing comes in subscription email newsletters.
But then, that means your best reading lives alongside your Amazon receipts and sales emails and work task reminders and more in your email inbox.
How do you normally read your email newsletters? Do you use an app like Hey that puts newsletters in a feed, or something like Stoop designed for email newsletters? Or do you just read them in your inbox when you have time?
I love the explosion of content that's happening in the newsletter space, but don't find phones or laptops the best way to read long form content.
As a result, I've created this product: Newsletters to Kindle (https://www.newsletterstokindle.com/).
It automatically sends my newsletters to my Kindle. That enables me to read them in the evening without being on my laptop or phone.
I have a separate email address that I only use for newsletters. My quality of life has improved dramatically since I made the change.
I’m getting really into Mailbrew, both as a newsletter digest and also as a potential new way to consume RSS feeds. It has a couple of blind spots, in particular that you can’t yet create multiple digests for different newsletters (but you absolutely can for RSS), but I’m pretty sold on it and have paid for a year.
I'm a fan of keeping it simple and having One Program do One Job. Emails come into my one inbox, I snooze what emails I can for days I think they'll be relevant, archive the ones I don't care about, and skim newsletter emails. Links I want to read later get saved to Pocket and then I read them when I have time.
I also wrote a Python script to skim RSS feeds when possible and add them straight to my Pocket feed, which I really enjoy. It cleans up my inbox a decent amount.
Nice to see some cool options. Learned about a lot of new tools in this thread - thanks all.
I setup a free gmail account that I use to subscribe to newsletters. I added that account to Spark mail, but set it not to show in the unified inbox. This way I only see them when I intend to.
It's fun watching all the newsletters and the related private communities pop up and thrive.
I love newsletters! at least some of them.
Reading newsletter is my morning activity as i didn't really active on social media.
I see a lot of tricks and suggestions from people on this thread, surprising that it seems I am the only who might have very simple approach to handle newsletters.
I use this simple trick, i use "+" sign at my email address when subscribing to newsletter, then i filtered it on my gmail.
So my gmail have several label, like: notifications, newsletter, finance, client, etc.
If i need to read newsletter i just go to newsletter label, even better with query like "label:newsletter label:unread" i can see only unread newsletter.
This is a great thread, thanks everyone for sharing your setup. It looks like a lot of us are investing a bit into different workarounds, separate email addresses for newsletters,...
This is one part of what motivated my friend and me to think about this space.
We're pretty early on in the process but if this resonates with you, we would love to chat for 15 minutes :)
I'm not too fond of the feed format or the daily digest.
For me, there are 2 types of newsletters:
* those I want to read for as soon as I receive them: I'm want them in my Inbox
* those I can wait to read and will read by batch: just like context switching or multitasking hinders productivity, I find more comfortable to read multiple editions of the same newsletter at once
My setup consists of:
- Gmail rules that label the newsletters and remove them from the inbox without marking them as read
- Mail.app Smart Mailboxes, one per label/newsletter. And those Smart Mailboxes are grouped by category (Indies, Tools, Admin, Code…)
Whenever I feel like it, I visit one of those Smart Mailboxes and read from there.
Btw, I also use Gmail rules for receipts, so they never reach my Inbox either.
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