But with this flexibility comes an enhanced need for us to manage our time as effectively as possible. Here are 4 web-based tools you probably haven’t heard of that can help you save time, and get more things done. 1. Unroll.me. Did you notice the steady stream of email newsletters you received over the holidays this year? So did I, which is why I decided to try Unroll.me. Now I’m hooked. Unroll.me first scans your entire inbox. It then lets you unsubscribe from newsletters you never want to receive again, with just a click. Next, you can “rollup” the newsletters you still want to receive—but here’s the catch—all of these will come to you just once a day.
Starting to miss all that inbox noise? In the rare care this is true, you can always remove an email subscription from your digest list. Then you’re back to normal delivery for that message. You wouldn’t want to use Unroll.me for anything but newsletters, since after all, any urgent message you wouldn’t see right away. If you have no interest in filtering and condensing your emails into one digest, the easy, one-click email unsubscribe feature alone is worth your time. 2. If This Then That (IFTTT). If you’re using an RSS reader, Google Alerts or stock alerts, then you’ll love IFTTT. Here’s a little secret: anytime I’m able to let the internet “do the work” for me, I let it. If This Then That is the ultimate way of automating tasks over the internet right now. It ends up saving me hours each month. The real benefit is I’m able to get a widespread amount of timely information all delivered to me. Pronounced like “gift” without the “g,” it works based on inputting specific conditions that will trigger an action to occur. The statements look like this: If [a certain thing happens], then [make this action occur]. Here’s an example of a few recipes that I have set up: