An Idea for GMail

I am constantly managing my GMail inbox and, while email comes in way too fast, I spend the time to keep my inbox as my “action list.” It works quite well. Then, the other night, I was chatting with a friend about on Twitter and he opened my eyes to something: Whatever is left in my inbox most likely was initiated by someone else, not me. Furthermore, it’s not sorted in the order in which I should process each one. And, my task sidebar list isn’t integrated into GMail as an option, so I have to monitor two flows that are separated.

So, my idea is this: Maybe GMail could build features that (1) let users sort their inbox according to priority that the user deems most important to least important; and (2) easily integrate their “task” list into that flow?