Why not publish your unread inbox number?
This is one of the most minimum viable (side) products I’ve thought of in a while. It’s a way to publicly track your unread inbox count (as well as your sent, received, starred, trashed counts).
If you authenticate your account, we’ll check your (Gmail-only) email to see how your email is doing every hour or so. Everyone will be able to see it.
No graphs or charts yet, but if you want to test it out, give it a try.
I’ve been playing with the idea on busterbenson.com for a while now and have found some interesting side effects. For example, some people have waited til my inbox is low to contact me. It’s also been interesting to watch how my level of stress/busy-ness/disorganization is tied to the count there.
Just something to play with. Let me know what you think.
- If you’ve changed the names of your default Gmail mailboxes (like the Trash folder, or the All Mail folder), you won’t be able to get this to work. Trying to think of a creative work-around for this. This may or may not also apply to using Gmail in other languages… I haven’t confirmed one way or another yet.