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2 Free Digital Tools To Help You Minimize Without Missing a Beat
It's fine to unsubscribe. But sometimes, the better option is to unroll.
Happy Valentine’s Day, if you’re into that kind of thing. ❤️
More exciting: it’s an every-other-Tuesday. So let’s check out some new free digital tools!!
But before we do that, I’d love to hear from you. If you’ve been using any of the tools you learned about in this humble newsletter, please let me know what you think. Hit reply to this email or…
Today we’re looking at 2 free digital tools designed help you organize and minimze, without missing out on that sweet, sweet content.
As always, I’d really appreciate it if you’d take a moment to help spread the love about this little newsletter that could, and invite a few folks to subscribe today.
Thank you!✌️ ❤️ 🥃
Tool Type: Service
Unroll.Me is a nifty little tool to help you unclutter your inbox.
We live in a world of newsletters. Every political campaign, everywhere in the country, seems able to buy your email. Purchase a $0.50 do-hickey from any company, and suddenly they’re sliding into your inbox 8 times per week with notes “just saying hey.”
It’s hard to work when your inbox is constantly pinging you like some digital puppy, endlessly begging for attention.
Hitting unsubscribe is easy enough (usually, though not always 😡).
But just because you don’t want a daily note from the company that you once contacted with a question about your HVAC system, doesn’t mean you want to unsub entirely.
Unroll stands between you and the senders of your choice, serving as a virtual bouncer for your inbox.
Let’s say Generic HVAC Limited is emailing you… often… and you don’t want to hear from them. BUT you don’t want to miss out on future coupons, or I don’t know, you think the puppy in their ads is cute, so you don’t want to fully commit to unsubscribing.
Add them, and every other such sender, to your Unroll, and then kick back and enjoy a single daily digest rolling up all those pesky newsletter, promos and emails that you kinda sorta want… just not right now.
It’s easy to use and will clean up your inbox in no time!
FREE or FREEmium: FREE!
Tool Type: Service
I used to use Mailbrew. Then they discontinued their free plan (or at least made it so uninteresting I just stopped using it altogether). Recently though, they sent an email informing their list that they now only have a free plan.
Not sure where they are heading down the road, but in the meantime I’m enjoying having Mailbrew back in my inbox every morning.
So, like Unroll, Mailbrew is a daily digest. But while Unroll collects all your mostly-unwanted-newsletter into one place, Mailbrew grabs all kinds of content for you and sends it to you as a single daily digest. This one is less about clutter and more about simplicity.
If you enjoy checking the weather, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit… and you know, everything else… this tool might not be for you.
But if you want to keep up with lots of content without spending an hour clicking through all your bookmarks, this one is exciting.
You can subscribe to… well almost anything, and get it all in your inbox in a single email.
My digest comes through early in the morning, and it includes the weather, tweets from a bunch of accounts of my choosing, and then the top trending content from 3 subreddits I want to track, without having to visit daily.
They even have a feature where I can just add Twitter users to a private list to automatically add them to my daily digest.
You can also opt to have your newsletter sent right to your Mailbrew using a secondary email address, but I personally prefer those to come directly to my inbox.
(I subscribe to dozens of newsletters and I like them coming directly to me. It helps that I have a simple system to keep them from destroying my inbox. Here’s a blog post I wrote outlining how you can spend just a few minutes to take back control of your inbox. If that’s helpful to you.)
They’ll email you once a day, but you can also go to their website and find your digests waiting for you.
FREE or FREEmium: FREE!
Like I mentioned, they used to have a paid version, but the free tier was solid. Then they made their free tier worthless and I stopped using it. But recently, they went all free. Their note implied that was a long-term decision, but we’ll see. In the meantime, I’m loving having them back in my inbox every morning.
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