Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Just the e-mail you need

AwayFind (app for Android and iOS 6.1 or later) alleviates the need to check your e-mail continually by letting you filter which topics and people you need to hear from when you're away. Assign the priority e-mail addresses or keywords and AwayFind will send you an SMS text to your smartphone when they arrive.

Cost: Free for 30 days; $5-$49.99 a month after that.

What's hot: It really works, and it works fast. I got the app so I could increase my freedom. I signed up on a Friday and forgot all about it. Then important work e-mails arrived on Sunday and AwayFind sent me an immediate text. I became an instant fan. You can even fine-tune what time of day you'd like to be notified.

What's not: The cost. The company has been around a while and has tried free service. $60 a year is a lot and that's just with one personal e-mail account. Also note: It supports several e-mail providers that use IMAP but does not support Yahoo or Hotmail.

Worth it? Yes, if you and your business can afford it. I'll wait until the end of the free trial to see. You get two months free if you pay upfront for the year.

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