How often do you get emails that are basically to-dos? Whether it’s an email from a co-worker asking you for information, or an email from a lead who will need some follow up, your inbox is probably overflowing with tasks that you need to get done.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to put those emails on your to-do list so you can keep your inbox organized and stay sane? Here’s how Batchbook makes this super easy:
Grab your Batchbox email address
A Batchbox email address lets you record important emails in Batchbook, but it also has another power. It can turn any of your emails into Batchbook to-dos.
Every Batchbook user gets a unique Batchbox email address. To Find yours, head to Personal Settings by clicking on your name at the top of any page.
I suggest saving that email address in your email address book under the name “Batchbook.” That way, your Batchbox address will be magically inserted into the To or BCC field of an email when you simply type “Batchbook.” It’s the small things that make life easier.
Turn an email into a task
To turn any email into a Batchbook to-do, just forward the email to your Batchbox address, and start your subject line with
If you want to give it a due date, add a date and time after the TODO but before the colon.
Use this format: DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM AM/PM
You can edit the subject and the email so that it gives you a useful to-do.
For instance, you can delete forwarded message header and edit the subject line to be more on point.
The email above will create a to-do like this in Batchbook:
It’s as simple as that. Take control of your inbox and turn those emails into tasks to follow up on later.