ActiveInbox Will Keep Your Gmail Labels Neat And Tidy

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ActiveInbox is a new browser extension that makes Gmail more useful by enhancing Labels to help you get things done.ActiveInbox is essentially a Gmail plugin, enabling you to create projects and organise emails within folders marked “Action,” “Waiting On,” “Someday,” and “Future.”

You can set deadlines and mark emails in a variety of ways, but ActiveInbox is really just a better labelling system for Gmail to help you visualise emails as tasks.

Check out our walkthrough of ActiveInbox to see what’s great and what needs improvement.

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