Quickly Archive Gmail Messages
Thanks for sharing your interesting workflow.
I do a lot of the same steps in my processing. I often keep some of my "working material" in my inbox. Although as things get busier, it feels more and more out-of-control. Especially as the number of emails creeps over a screen-full.
Also, like you, I find that the time taken to archive a message is a problem. But worse, as I use the Gmail web client, I find that archiving a message results in losing track of where I was in the inbox list - a small distraction - but very frustrating when applied to almost every message! This is because I have to select the message and then click the archive button which is at the top of the window and then you're eye has lost where it was up to. And it gets worse: if you're already in the process of selecting messages to bulk tag them with a label, then you're really in trouble if you want to archive something else as you go.
Thought I'd share something new that's really helped me with this. Hopefully I won't be shot for plugging a product, but it's currently free. If you use the Chrome browser and gmail, it's called "Actions for Gmail". It adds an archive button to each message. One click, and it's archived. And it even preserves your selected items. Search for it on the Chrome Web Store, or click here.
Hope this helps!
Originally Posted by gnugrep