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Why I use foldier instead of email

January 17, 2008 Leave a comment

As a consultant, I do a lot of reading — to keep up with clients’ industries, monitor competitors and the like. I’m always sending articles and podcasts to clients, something they appreciate. Email has been my primary tool — the advantage being that I can forward a link pretty easily and include a note with a comment.

Since we’re in beta, I’ve been using foldier with our testers to see how the process works for them. So far, so good. And I really like it for several reasons.

  • By creating smartfolders on some key topics and sharing them with contacts who share that interest, all I have to do is tag the link I’m sharing, and the distribution list is done.
  • I don’t have to store things on my hard drive or bookmark links. The content stays on the original site, and the links remain on foldier.
  • People can comment and actually have conversations about what I share. I anticipate that this will be great for client service — they’ll be able to participate at their own convenience and I gain some insight into their priorities and how they view the business climate.
  • I’m one of those people who saves emails. So foldier enables me to cut back on emails and email storage.

I’ll keep you posted on whether this keeps working well for me during the beta. I’m really looking forward to testing this with clients after we launch.