Let’s say you get an e-mail. It’s important. But, you just don’t have the time right now to respond to it. So, you leave it in your inbox. As long as you don’t delete it, you know you’ll get to it later. The only problem is that two weeks pass, and you’ve forgotten all about it, dropping further and further down in your never-ending pit of an inbox. Until that dreaded moment where you realize you’ve forgotten all about.
Google has fixed that problem with an e-mail snooze system within Gmail. This temporarily archives your e-mail, but has it automatically reappear at the top of your inbox at a specified future time. Google has released this offering as a script which you need to install yourself, in effect, making it likely that this feature won’t take off too quickly because of the sheer difficulty. But, it’s a really really cool idea, isn’t it?