A Like Button For Email

Put Some Cool in Your Email

We all get more emails every day than we can respond to. Even if you just want to acknowledge an email, it’s a pain in the behind. You want the people who sent you the email to feel listened to, but frankly you don’t want to spend the time writing some pithy response.

That’s where our new tool Putsomecoolinyouremail (pronounced “put some cool in your email”) comes into play. (You can download it here from the Chrome Web Store.)

Here’s what I wrote on the product website:

1. Your friend from California sends you an email with an important update about what’s going on. You don’t have time to write a full response at this moment. No problem, just hit “cool”.

2. Your girlfriend sends you an email with a picture. Perhaps it’s the 10th today, so instead of putting together a lengthy reply, just hit “like”.

3. Milton from your office sends you another lame link about staplers, how he’s being mistreated, and he’s copied like 15 people on the email. Don’t call him an idiot, just hit “whatever”.

You quickly respond letting them know that you got their email… and they get a quick note back from you acknowledging their email!

For those of you wondering what my new stealth mode software company is all about — it’s not this. This is a bit of a fun side project inspired by this video:

Hopefully I’ll see you responding ‘cool’ to an email of mine soon!

Song of the Day

Today’s song of the day is A Postcard To Nina by Jens Lekman.  It’s a great song, and it’s the only one that I know of which includes the phrase “out of office autoreply”:

But Nina I can be your boyfriend

So you can stay with your girlfriend

Your father is mailing me all the time

He says he just wants to say hi

I send back “out of office, auto-replies”