Most of us usually delay the work when it comes to the management of our belongings. Especially when it is about keeping your mail or folders clean and nicely arranged. We hope for a magic which complete this job by just using a magic wand but unfortunately nothing like this ever happens. So, it is always better to do this job as early as possible to invest less time.
Considering this kind of attitude regarding management of the mails, a new service called OBoxer has been introduced to bring some life to this boring task. OBoxer has tried to make the organization of your Gmail, a game for you. For being the part of the game, you first have to sign up on the OBoxer site using your gmail account. Then, you have to download an extension. Extensions are available for Chrome, Safari and Firefox, but not Internet Explorer. 0Boxer also works with Mac-based MailPlane.
After signing up for the service, it searches your Gmail inbox to find friends already registered with OBoxer.It asks you to send an invitation to your friends to join at any time. You can also skip this step if you want.
This service also adds a toolbar to your Gmail web-based inbox. Instantly, each deleted, spammed or archived email shows in your points tally just like this.
Now, the game itself is very simple – you earn points by clearing your Gmail inbox. Every time you delete an email, you earn a point. If you mark an email as spam then also, OBoxer tallies another point. Besides clearing messages from view, you also earn points for composing and replying to messages.
Now, all the points you will earn will have a purpose – the game keeps a running leader board showing the overall highest points earners for the day and week. Everyone registered for the service competes for a place on the leader board which encourages users to score more and more.
Also, it gives some kind of badges if you keep up the good work. For example, if you will delete the first message then, it gives you a badge. Other badges can be obtained depending on the points and your work.
In short, the service has done a good job making this kind of fun game for the users. Also, the OBoxer site is still in beta version so, we can hope that more fun things are in store for the users.