I’m a huge fan of saving time , especially when it comes to email. And one of my favorite tricks for doing so is not typing out more than I absolutely have to.
No, I don’t use some email version of shorthand—I use Google’s Canned Responses. Not familiar? This Google Lab lets you save any number of responses and easily insert them into your emails. (See how to set it up, courtesy of Gadgetwise .)
My rule of thumb? If I've had to type out exactly the same thing more than once in one day, it becomes a canned response. Here are some I find myself using over and over that will save you tons of time (and typing!), too.
Less typing, more living. It's possible.
Photo of woman typing courtesy of Shutterstock .
TopicsTools & Skills , Email , Syndication , No Seriously—Do This Now By Alex Cavoulacos , Productivity , Workforce180
Alex is a Founder of The Muse, where she focuses on the product, engineering, and operations of the fast-growing business. Her book The New Rules of Work, written with her co-founder Kathryn, came out in April 2017. Outside the office, Alex can be found on her road bike or deep in a book. She also loves productivity hacks more than candy.More from this Author