I have a News split inbox for email newsletters—do you have any unique ways you're using split inboxes to be more productive?
I have split inboxes set up for each company function, such as Accounting, HR, Partnerships, Investors, and more. If you're using Gmail as the underlying email provider, you can go into your Gmail settings and set up auto-labeling so that emails are directed into each split inbox automatically (if desired).
A thing which has been saving my bacon in Superhuman: making a special split (tab) for upcoming meetings (identified by tagging them "meeting", which takes two keystrokes).
I love how customizable it is to "However you work right now."
Similarly, when I do something which generates a standing wave of email (e.g. blog post or similar), I often make a temporary split to corral that out of my inbox so that I can be in the right headspace for a solid hour rather than interleaving with work or other commitments.
That is probably the best habit I've picked up from Superhuman, incidentally: I don't know if it is my sometimes limited ability to focus through task switches or something more widely applicable, but I get much more done when processing email by genre versus by timestamp.
This is a simple one, but I have all my email newsletters and other long reads added to a News split that's easy to ignore during the day, then a place to read without worrying about the rest of the email inbox in the evening.
It's like Instapaper for email.
The Superhuman team shared some of the most popular Superhuman email splits in a blog post, including:
Other popular ones include app-specific splits to keep Asana, Intercom, GitHub, Confluence, LinkedIn, and other app notifications together.
Especially for personal to-dos and tasks that you need to accomplish outside of your team, what is your favorite app and tricks for getting the most out of it?
Last week, Slack announced some new features, including a WYSIWYG rich text editor.
Along with the addition of this feature, they changed the Markdown functionality to render formatting in-line.