Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American Genius Real EstateThe American Genius Real Estate

Real Estate Technology

Use your inbox as a running task list? This tool resurfaces emails

Emails pile up, and we often use our inboxes as an ongoing task list, but it can backfire when time sensitive info sinks to the bottom of the list – there’s a fix!


I’ve never been quiet about how much I love lists – particularly to-do lists. It amazes me that people can function without them as I have never been one of those people. 

I have personal to-do lists, monthly to-do lists, weekly to-do lists, work to-do lists, to-do lists for my pets and my home and my finances and it just never ends. But, it’s how I stay organized. 

Outside of my weekly work to-do lists (which I use my weekly planner for), I also use my work email as a means for a to-do list. There are separate folders for various communications (i.e. communication between staff; completed stories; HR/payroll; etc.). So, if I keep something in my inbox, it means it needs to be tended to as it hasn’t yet been filed.

At this point, you might be thinking, “Okay, she’s an (organizational) freak.” You’re not wrong, and I often have that same thought. But, I’ve been pleased to learn that others share this organizationally freakish tendency.

Take the creators of This program bubbles up emails to the top of your inbox. 

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

What does that mean? It means it’s an email service that reminds you to follow up on emails by bubbling them back to the top of your inbox.

Okay, great. How does it work? Well, when sending an email, add to the BCC field. Three days later will bubble the email thread back to the top of your inbox by sending a reminder email that’s only visible to you.

You can change 3days to anything you want. It’s smart enough to recognize human language such as ‘tomorrow,’ ‘april,’ etc.

Will it work with the email platform I use? Why, yes. It works with all email clients and services. No need to install any software.

What about privacy concerns? The service is designed such that you do not need to give access to your email account. It can only access the emails you send it.

For each email we only store your email address, the subject line, the date you sent the email, and the reminder date.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

What’s the going rate for It’s free for your first 100 emails. After that $99 per year for unlimited emails.

Cool. How do I sign up?

No need to sign up. You can start using it right away. Just start using the BCC feature right now.

Well, that seems pretty simple. And, since the first 100 emails are free, it seems worth a shot.

For me, personally, I’ve got a pretty streamlined thing going with my Outlook inbox so I’ll continue to micromanage myself. But, for those not fully in “organizational freak” territory, there’s plenty of follow-up fish in the sea.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Staff Writer, Taylor Leddin is a publicist and freelance writer for a number of national outlets. She was featured on Thrive Global as a successful woman in journalism, and is the editor-in-chief of The Tidbit. Taylor resides in Chicago and has a Bachelor in Communication Studies from Illinois State University.


The Daily Intel
in your inbox

Subscribe and get news and EXCLUSIVE content to your email inbox.



Real Estate Brokerage

Avoid over-analyzing at work with this nifty rule of thumb so that you can get back to business in a jiffy.


Whether it's a podcast, news, or music, most people are listening to *something* while at work - what's the best for upping productivity?

Real Estate Technology

For those of us that only stay productive with time blocking, task management tools often fall short - but we found one that does...


The beginning of a new year makes room for a new you. Try and eliminate those bad work habits you may have picked up...

The American Genius' real estate section is honest, up to the minute real estate industry news crafted for industry practitioners - we cut through the pay-to-play news fluff to bring you what's happening behind closed doors, what's meaningful to your practice, and what to expect in the future. We're your competitive advantage. The American Genius, LLC Copyright © 2005-2022