When you’re corresponding with your grandmother or a distant relative, being able to write at length is a valuable aspect of traditional email. For everyday communication, however, words sometimes have the tendency to get in the way. ChoiceResponse is a tool meant to address this problem; giving people a way to quickly solicit feedback and opinions from their colleagues without getting inundated with unnecessary responses at the same time.
At its core, ChoiceResponse is a web-application that gives people a way to send multiple-choice emails. These emails can be replied to with one-click, making it easy for people to respond quickly to messages no matter how busy they may be. To use ChoiceResponse, drag a special link to your toolbar. The next time you’re sending an email that could benefit from a quick response, just highlight the text and click on the ChoiceResponse bookmarklet tool before sending your email. The person who receives your message will see each suggested reply you’ve typed up shown as individual links, and that person can click on one of those links to submit his or her response. People who respond to messages with ChoiceResponse can also submit a brief comment, which is a great way to clarify issues that may be somewhat complicated.
Although ChoiceResponse currently only works for Gmail and Google Apps users, the web-application is coming soon to Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Mail.app, and the iPhone. People who feel like they spend too much time corresponding with colleagues and clients can use ChoiceResponse to cut down on the time they spend collecting feedback and responses to basic questions each day.
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