Yanado streamlines your day
While there are several different tools, apps, and plugins to manage your Gmail, the freshly launched, Yanado, is taking a different approach. Yanado’s model is simplicity. It takes your Gmail account and allows you to transform it into an organizer.
With one click you can create a new project folder to keep all important emails pertaining to one project, in one place. It also supports Google calendar integration, so you can quickly add new tasks, deadlines, and meetings, so your schedule stays organized and updated.
To add a new project folder after installing the Yanado tool, simply click near the bottom of the “general” tab and enter your project’s name. From here you can search through any relevant emails pertaining to the project you have received in your Gmail and add them to the grouping.
This is especially useful if you have multiple events occurring and need to add dates, times, addresses, and phone numbers to your calendar. You can also add a new task to a project. Simply type the task in the search bar and you can add it to an existing project; for example, “meeting at 5pm tomorrow” and Yanado will pop up the calendar and add the new task.
Yanado is also useful for simple email categorization
Once you have it installed, every email in your inbox can be put into separate folders, keeping your email organized and accessible. Sure, you can create new folders in Gmail, but Yanado allows you to see everything at a glance: how many tasks you have to do, what is on your calendar, and more.
Yanado does have a few issues, one of course being, if you use anything other than Gmail for your primary email account, it will not work. Bummer, but if you do use it, a few of the features could use a bit more explanation. The demo video falls short for me because there is no narration to tell you how each feature can work with each other.
Also, it does not mention if your original email stays in place when you “drag” it to a new project, or if it is migrated and anchored to the project folder. There are many instances where one email can apply to more than one project and you would need access to it in both places. If you can drag and drop items in more than one project, task, or event however, this can be quite useful for organizing your inbox, keeping clutter to a minimum, and working towards inbox zero.