About 2 months ago I realized that I often use my blackberry as a filter for emails. In busy periods I only have time to scan my emails, get an idea of what is in my inbox, and make plans to take care of them later. Of course if its an urgent email I would respond right there and then. However, when you have emails from my 4 different email accounts coming at you, there is no way I can respond to them all during a busy time. That’s why I have the berry set up to make a very low tone when a new email comes in from hotmail (90 % of that mail is just fwds) so its easier to ignore those new hotmail messages. I use my other accounts for business so they are set to give a louder tone when a new email comes in.
I am thankful for the blackberry filter, that allows me to set certain emails to high priority. When these emails come in, my phone vibrates and makes a loud tone, so I know straight off that there is an email I really need to check or at least be aware of.
I always thought it would be nice to set different alerts for other types of emails. e.g. emails about special projects, emails from family & friends and emails from some mailing list.
Now enter Rex Wireless with yet another software solution to solve another one of my problems. Let me stop for a moment to tell you about Rex Wireless and me.
RexWireless and Me
They have already solved my task list issue with their flagship product ToDoMatrix. I love it. I will blog about it in a future post but here is an old post about it (click here to view an an old post ). Then they recently killed 2 birds with one stone for me with IdeaMatrix. IdeaMatrix in a notes systems that helps me a lot to keep better track of my crazy ideas. It also doubles as my content management system for this Blog. I set notes in the Blog categories and then label my notes according to the stage they are at i.e. Ideas & points, 1st draft, 2nd draft and completed posts.
The best part of these 2 products is that they auto sync over air with RexDesktop which is accessible from any web browser. This makes it very, very convenient.
Let me explain, I can be writing a post in RexDesktop and once I save it, it auto syncs with the blackberry (within 2 mins). This means that I can move away from the pc and continue writing, or go off to a meeting and have all the notes on the blackberry. For blogging this helps alot because I like to write away from the pc i.e not behind a desk.
Rex Wireless puts alot of thought into their applications to make sure that they are actually making your life easier. On their site you will find alot on their thinking behind each of their products.
The Preview – Rex Wireless to Launch AlertMatrix
And now they are about to launch AlertMartix on May 28. Some time last week I was asked to test and review it ahead of the launch so that is what this post is about. Alrite, so lets get into it.
AlertMartix allows you to set special alerts to those emails, texts, pins or calls you really want to pay attention to.
Its the same basic concept with personalized ringtones for the different people who call you. Lol, that helps a lot in deciding which calls you can and can’t miss without touching the phone.
AlertMatrix is similar but wayyy more advanced. Alert matrix is really a filter and alerts system that is designed to allow you to get better control those things that get your attention.
You might be waiting on an email with art work from the graphics designer or it could be a sponsor logo. Maybe you are waiting on a call or email with feedback on a proposal you just submitted. AlertMatrix to give you a special notification for when that particular email, text message, pin, call come in.
I found I was able to setup these rules pretty quickly. There were a few things I was not sure about but after a quick read of the help on the mobile site I was off and running. I find that AlertMatrix is very flexible.You can set alerts to –
Make the led light blink a certain colour
Make the phone vibrates
Set the tone on the alert
Then you can decide if you want it to alert you –
only during working hours
only at night time.
And if that is not enough, you can actually set these alerts to disappear if you haven’t dealt with them by a certain time or leave them to keep reminding you forever until you deal with them. You can also snooze alerts so that you get a reminder about them a little later.
All this is great stuff, but I really got excited when I realized that within AlertMartix and see these important emails, texts, pins and calls all in one place.
Yeah, imagine that. You basically have a “VIP inbox”.
Can you imagine that? To have a VIP inbox, imagine those busy days when you barely have time. A VIP inbox would be a great help wouldn’t it???
So far AlertMatrix has worked well, no real glitches as yet. I don’t think I have really put it to the test yet though, don’t fear, its the start of a new week, it will be tested for sure!!!!!
Thanks to Bob at Rex Wireless for deciding to let me preview their new product.
All the info on the new product is here (www.rexwireless.com/AlertMatrix )
P.S. VIP inbox – that’s a CG 2.0 copyright. Bob we can discuss you using in on our marketing campaign!