Monitoring my Inbox for Replies
Monitoring my Inbox waiting for a reply is a vexing email problem that has bothered me for a long time. My coworkers know that I am disorganized, and like to have tools to keep me on the straight and narrow. I often send emails that require a response, but I have not found a fast and easy way to monitor if I ever get a reply to that important message. And I don't have a good system to do that.
So I designed a sidebar app, which I call Reply Watcher. It allows me to drag messages from my Sent folder to the Reply Watcher sidebar for monitoring. I can also set a day (and time) when I will be notified via a pop-up in the task bar and via an email for when I am mobile. It looks like this:
When messages are overdue, Reply Watcher sends an email with Overdue Reminders. I made the names "hot", so clicking on the name creates what I call an RSVP reminder letter, that basically looks like this:
When I am using my Mobile device (an iPhone for me, but I have tested it with an Android and Blackberry), you can read the same Overdue Reminders message and generate the same RSVP reminder with one click (I usually ise my thumb!!!).
So Reply Watcher, for me, is a way to stay organized and keep track of the people who I am waiting on for replies.
And I am making it available for people to try. Click on Reply Watcher to see a short video and get the software to test. Or enter a comment with your email address and I will send you the software to try out yourself.