Automate Your Life – Schedule Email with “Send Later” From Spike

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By Spike Team, December 21, 2020
How 2020 changed our work productivity tools

Everyone wants to live in the NOW. To be more present. To be more mindful of daily habits and routines. To tackle important tasks as they arrive, and to get back to people in good time. But sometimes, we need to do the exact opposite. If you’re catching up on work on Saturday morning, clogging the inboxes of your fellow coworkers isn’t helpful to them. The best thing to do is to schedule all those emails to be sent at a time when you know they’ll be working.

 

Spike includes a built-in Send Later feature on our Desktop app to accomplish just this task. Now whenever you want to schedule an email to be sent at a later time or date, you’ll find all the functionality you need right at your fingertips. It’s conveniently placed just a few clicks away, and it’s as simple and intuitive as all of Spike’s other great features. Send Later is built for easier email management, and it’s made to give you even more control over your communications.

 

Send Later is the perfect tool for people who have their brightest ideas at midnight, letting you spill your thoughts (a stream of consciousness-style) out onto the page as they come to you. Of course, you’d never dream of disturbing your colleague so late, so just hit the Schedule Send button and schedule your email for a more convenient time. It gives you the chance to get creative on your own terms and in your own time, while also ensuring your email hits an inbox at a more work-friendly time of day.  

 

Send Later is also super useful for people who like to stay on top of the game. If you’re the ultimate pre-planner, you can simply schedule email deliveries ahead of time and get a jump on your workload. Need to schedule an email to remind your colleagues of an impending deadline? Easy. Want to send an email at a specific time to ensure everyone is up-to-date with the latest changes in company policy? Simple. Whether you’re sending invoices, follow-up emails, reminders, or even birthday wishes to your 2nd cousin on the other side of the world, Spike’s send later feature puts you in charge. Best of all, you can put away all of your devices and Spike will still deliver the message at your scheduled time.

  

 

Automated Email Sending – The Ultimate Asynchronous Communication Tool

Perhaps the biggest benefit of Spike’s send later feature is its ability to help you retain truly asynchronous communications. Asynchronous communication gives you, your colleagues, clients, and friends space to breathe. It helps you escape the always-on mentality that plagues offices around the world. Asynchronous communication lets you get to your emails when you are ready – and not a minute before.

 

Send Later allows you to schedule emails and respect other people’s working times. In turn, this encourages others to respect yours. You can schedule emails to send later, timing them to arrive during working hours – no matter in what time zone your colleagues and clients are based.

 

 

How to Send a Scheduled Email with Spike Desktop

Sending delayed emails with Spike is simple. Click the pop-out composer labeled “Full Editor” when you’re crafting your reply and you’ll find Schedule send under the options arrow Arrow  at the bottom of the screen.

 

Send Later

 

You can then choose to send later today, tomorrow, next week, or pick and date and time of your choosing.
It’s quick, simple, and super convenient to schedule emails to send later.

 

 

 

Why you should use Scheduled Send on Email

  • Your email has a better chance to be read

  • You can pre-schedule time appropriate emails ahead of time

  • You can help your co-workers have a better work-life balance by eliminating after hours email

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the email will be sent at your scheduled time regardless if your device is open.

The email will be delivered according to your time zone.

Spark doesn’t have a hard limit on how far out you can schedule messages.

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