Posts from July 2008.

Organizing Outlook Chaos

Inc Magazine has named ClearContext “Best for Organizing Outlook Chaos” in their article E-mail’s Little Helpers:



What’s cool: It scans your inbox and automatically color-codes all tasks, appointments, and e-mails according to the subject matter and how frequently you correspond with the sender. That typically means everything in Outlook having to do with a key client shows up in red, while spam is shaded gray. ClearContext reminds you to follow up on unanswered e-mails from important contacts. In the pro version, you can schedule a meeting from within an e-mail — a function sorely lacking in Microsoft’s original.”


Also, CEO Deva Hazarika was quoted in this morning’s L.A. Times article You’ve got too much e-mail.

USA Today: Information on information overload

Deva is quoted in an article on the USA Today technology blog about next week’s IORG conference:



“The biggest impact, by far, is on business e-mail users," says Deva Hazarika, vice president of IORG and CEO of ClearContext, a maker of organizing software for Microsoft Outlook.


"Quite simply, the volume of e-mail people are getting is increasing and is more time consuming," Hazarika says. "On average, over the last few years it has doubled, to 100 to 200, a day. And the content of each mail has evolved from a simple note to a project-oriented task that requires a detailed response."

The E-Mail Age on NPR

Last month NPR spent an entire week talking about email overload:

“E-mail. It was supposed to make communication easier, maybe even make life more manageable. The benefits are obvious — speed, global reach, mobility. But many people feel burdened rather than liberated. NPR looks at the e-mail assault and how to fight back.”

Segments include family spam, overload, no-email fridays and email security (among others).  Definitely worth checking out.

The E-Mail Age : NPR