How can we do anything we like if we are constantly interrupted, constantly robbed of precious minutes of our time by the barrage of incoming communications, starting with emails?
Emails are today’s silent killer. Their increasing volume puts us under constant pressure, destroys our productivity, and even affects our health.
Together, we can change this.
That's why we have evolved the email protocol and created Timyo, the only email platform that respects our most precious resource: time.
Timyo works with any email client or device you are using and lets you know at a glance if and when an email needs to be responded to and allows you to schedule when to deal with emails under your own terms. With Timyo you can stop wasting time with irrelevant emails and focus on what matters, when it matters.
Time Is My Own.
10 ideas to improve communication.
Starting with email
Email is broken. It’s time to fix it.
If email weren't broken, timyo wouldn't exist. Email has gone from being celebrated to being hated as one big time-sucking annoyance. We believe timyo plays a crucial part in repositioning email as a powerful, essential communication tool.
Time is our most precious resource.
As the old line of advice goes: "buy real estate; they ain’t making any more of it." This is even more true of time. Lots of well-intentioned people have come and gone, trying to save time with email—Timyo aims to save email with time.
Life is three-dimensional. Email should be, too.
The central problem with email is that it currently exists in two dimensions "Who?" (aka the "To:" and "From:" fields), and "What?" (the subject line). Timyo enrich the email protocol by adding a third dimension: "When?" By letting senders tell recipients when they would like a response (or even if they aren’t expecting one at all), Timyo restores email to its rightful role as a key productivity tool.
Clarity is key.
We believe that a great many problems could be solved—or avoided altogether—if we could all just say what we mean—quickly, clearly, and easily. Timyo helps send clear expectations, giving recipients the greatest gift of all: time.
Automatic ASAP is bad for everybody.
The current default is to assume that an email's sender expects an immediate reply. This is bad in both directions: for the recipient, it means stressing out about getting back to the email as soon as possible, no matter what. For the sender, automatic ASAP results in hurried replies that are unlikely to be meaningful, often necessitating even more follow-up. By setting clear expectations, Timyo benefits sender and recipient alike.
Better email is all about balance, aka "Email unto others..."
We all act as both senders and recipients of email. But in the email status quo, there is a huge imbalance between these two roles. Timyo works to restore that balance by enabling senders to send email easily with clear expectations.
Let email be email.
We want to make email better at what email is already good at. Email is an asynchronous tool that is perfect for formal and substantive communication. Our aim is to make it the best possible version of itself, not some chat/social/message/video amalgam that also makes toast.
Busy-ness is bad for business.
We believe that "busy people want other people to be busy. Productive people want other people to be effective." Too often in our business world, busy-ness serves as a stand-in for productivity. By helping to focus on what matters, when it matters, Timyo helps productive people do their best work.
By helping others, we help ourselves.
We believe that better email is a non-zero sum game. By sending emails with clear expectations, the sender can expect more substantive, better prepared replies, and the recipient can generate a useful response at a reasonable pace. Timyo helps email become a true win-win situation.
A human problem requires a human solution.
Perhaps most importantly, we believe that the main problem with email is the way we currently use it. Email is a human problem, and so requires a human solution. Timyo enables users to painlessly modify their own email habits, in a way that is beneficial for both senders and recipients, producing greater productivity and peace of mind.
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Be an early adopter, download Timyo, invite your friends and colleagues, and start being in control of your own time.