The only thing I dislike about it is that I had making something similar on my long-term "Someday/Maybe" projects list. They beat me to the punch.
But really, this thing is insanely great.
Basically, it gives you one message at a time in a nice interface, and you can't see the rest of your messages or inbox. Super easy to clear the inbox. They also give you a timer and a score at the end of it, which pushes you to go a bit faster.
I really, really, really dig this. Highly recommended that you try it if you're on Google Apps or Gmail.
It's 2:57PM local time in Saigon. I have some tea, some fruit, and I am in a comfortable spot. I will not leave this room until my inbox is empty.
I always keep it pretty low, but I got ~20,000 visitors over the last few weeks. Even answering more than half the email I was getting each day, my inbox is now built up to a staggering 73 messages, many of which require 5-10 minutes or more to process. (If they average 5 minutes each, I'll be here for the next six hours.)
I keep meaning to do this, but slagging it off. Hence, I make a public commitment. Burning the boats, as it were.
My general plan -
1. I have some Google Alerts built up - some of them got pretty long with links. I try to reach out to people to say thanks and hi and see who is linking here, so I've let these stack up. The first thing I'll do is copy them all down into another document, and then I can contact later or not.
I am feeling a little disgusting at the moment, because I just ate vanilla and cinnamon french toast with syrup and powdered sugar. I think maybe fat people feel like this all the time.
Also because I am writing this post on my iPad, DIRECTLY into the SETT interface, which I never do.
It's Sunday, so it's OK. (Rationalization win)
Anyway, I was just browsing through my email inbox and could tell immediately by the subject lines whether or not they would be interesting.
About 90% of them were promotional BS.