Triage: Burn Through Email with the Intensity of a Thousand Hateful Suns

I’m not a hero. I’m just a guy doing his best to keep his email inbox honest and in good working order.

But Twitter can’t seem to send enough emails. Also, the popsicle cart is here. Oh, and the burrito truck is out of Mexican Coke. Emarketer Article Alert:* In-App Purchasing Habits of Rural Cambodians*. Did we mention that we’ll be cleaning out the refrigerators on the west side of the building at some point? Please delete this status document. What if email was really a chatroom? Why aren’t you at this meeting? You should fill out your timesheets. I’m looking for a digital rockstar with 20+ years of experience for a planning director role at an established agency outside of Duluth with blue chip clients and a new chief creative officer that’s ready to shake things up to the next level. And if you’re not interested, would you mind selling out one of your friends?

I like Triage.

The premise is straightforward: Triage wants to complement your primary email client by providing a faster way to archive and keep emails, designed around the iPhone’s screen. Emails are presented as a stack of cards, with a preview showing the sender, subject, and contents of the message. To archive a message, you grab it and flick up; to keep it unread and in your inbox for later, you flick down. And that’s it.

I only wish you could use it to cull down the legion of already read emails that can build up like some awful digital plaque. In any case, it makes for a nice time while waiting in line or listening intently in a status meeting.