I’m a huge, huge, huge GMail fan. Every day, it helps me stay productive and stay connected. In fact, I often “talk to myself” on GMail, emailing myself reminders, ideas and chunks of blog posts.
I know there are other tools specifically designed for this. I’ve tried “Remember the Milk” (meh). I have a “Notes” file in my phone, but that’s more for things I need to remember always, not just once. And I keep a pretty OCD to-do list, but that’s no substitute, either.
That’s why I think there’s one simple addition that would make GMail even better: a “note to self button.” One click, and it automatically populates with my email address. Simple, but a huge time saver over the long run. It would be especially useful for mobile, for those 2 a.m. brainstorms and 2 p.m. stoplight epiphanies.
I see it as kind of like what the “I’m feeling lucky” button used to be on the Google search engine: a fun, quirky hack that adds value.
If you like this idea, please comment/share/RT/repost/etc. I probably can’t get to the people at Google by myself, but maybe we can, together.