Inbox Zero with Streak

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Email is perhaps the most important communication medium we use in business. It can be used to keep tasks going, document tasks and procedures and helps make us more productive. But, it can also be a real burden. Sometimes, people feel there is no hope to ever get through all the email. They feel totally overwhelmed when they open their email each day and see hundreds of emails with requests and tasks to complete. However, this can all be managed with a  simple plugin called Streak. It has a feature called Snooze that can help take care of this problem of email overload.

Streak is a full-on customer relationship management tool that allows you to track emails and carry out plenty more tricks to streamline your client engagement workflow – but it’s the snooze feature that has the real potential to get you to that inbox-zero nirvana.

The premise is simple. When you receive an email that you can’t instantly file away forever – as you ought to with the likes of updates and notifications from colleagues and clients, which don’t require a reply – but which you can’t take action on right now, with one click of a button you can snooze it for as long as you need to. The email is stored away in a specially created Gmail folder, and resurfaces at the top of your inbox when the snooze time elapses. You can opt for the snooze period of your choice and even enter it in plain, human-speak text (like “in 30 minutes” or “tomorrow at 11am”), which the ever-intelligent Streak understands.

Additional options include the ability to only activate the snooze alarm if nobody replies to the email thread – making it perfect for getting sales enquiries out of your inbox, by prompting you to follow up if the client doesn’t get back in touch (and if they do, their reply will force the email back into your inbox, and onto your radar, anyway). Any time you need to, you can review a list of the emails you’re holding in snooze mode, and pull back to your inbox any that you’re ready to work on sooner than you had initially expected.

Snooze, along with the rest of the Streak plugin, is simple to understand and easy to use, and has the potential to help you better manage your email – and stop it from managing you instead. If it feels like you’re constantly waging war with a never-ending barrage of messages, this is one more tool you might want to consider adding to your productivity arsenal.

Spy Hunter

spyhunter_boxPros : Easy to use interface. Small footprint and does not take up a lot of system reasources

 

Overview: Spyhunter still sits at the top as one of the best anti-virus tools around. Ranks well in detecting viruses and malware.

Title : Spyhunter 4

Company: Enigama Software Group

Supported OS: Windows Vista, 7,8,10 and XP

Overall Rating : 5 Stars

Setup

This program was downloaded and installed inside a Windows 7 guest inside VMWare Workstation. It took about 2 minutes to download and install which is very fast.  It speaks to the small footprint the software has.

After install I was asked to update the program which took about 30 seconds.

Once completed a scan automatically started.

Spyhunter works on all the popular versions of Windows currently available.

The interface is been clean and moving around is very simple.

 

Malware Protection

Detect, remove and block spyware, rootkits, adware, keyloggers, cookies, trojans, worms and other types of malware.

Compact OS

The integrated SpyHunter Compact OS aids in the removal of rootkits and other stubborn malware infections.

System Guards

System Guards will identify and stop any processes that attempt to secretly auto-start malware entries by exploiting the Windows registry.

Exclusions

The exclusions feature allows you to exclude certain programs from being detected in future SpyHunter scans.

One-On-One Customer Support

SpyHunter includes the Spyware Helpdesk: an interactive one-on-one customer support solution designed to handle any issues that SpyHunter is not able to automatically solve.

Latest Malware Definition Updates

Daily malware definition updates ensure complete protection from the latest malware threats.

User-Friendly Interface

Easy to use interface with intelligent automatic protection.

Custom Malware Fixes

Custom malware fixes specific to your computer’s spyware problems. SpyHunter’s Spyware HelpDesk creates a diagnostic report that is analyzed by our technicians, and an automated custom fix generated from the report is sent back to you via SpyHunter.

 

Performance

When tested against threats in the wild that we downloaded Spyhunter was able to block them all upfront.  This was done by promoting the user and asking them if they were sure they wanted to install threat.

When testing against installed browser highjacks and a few other virus threats Spyhunter was able to detect and remove the threats.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a antivirus client that will not slow down your computer and works well to block future threats as well as currently installed threats we recommend giving Spyhunter a try.

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