If you find yourself tethered to your inbox, you're about two years late to the party that is AwayFind. The service, since its launch back in 2008, has given users a way to set up specific filters so they can receive notifications and make sure only the truly important messages disrupt their day. Last year, the company added notifications by Twitter, Phone and IM and today, it has added to simple features that should truly keep email at bay.
If you've ever found yourself consistently checking your email in case that one important message comes in, check no more - AwayFind will let you know. And even better, you can set up the alert from the AwayFind iPhone app, while you're out and about.
AwayFind added two new features to its iPhone app today that let you keep up to date with the important messages of the day.
First, the app now has a feature that lets you set up quick alerts on the go, in case a message comes in from a particular email address during a certain amount of time. Normally, you set up filters for specific people that are always considered important, but not everybody is that lucky. If, however, you're waiting on that one email and don't want to keep checking, this feature is for you.
The next app, once you hear about it, is another no-brainer that should make life exponentially easier. Say you have a meeting with someone this afternoon but are going to be out and about the whole time before then. If they email you to move the time just a little bit or change any little thing, you might miss it. If you sync AwayFind with your Google Calendar, however, it will let you know when anyone on your calendar emails you within a certain amount of time around that event.
Like we said when we wrote about AwayFind last year, it's "one of those ideas that seems so obvious, you're left wondering 'why didn't someone think of this already?'" Thankfully, we didn't have to, because AwayFind founder Jared Goralnick did it for us.