Sunday 22 April 2018

Chrome plug-in helps you write better e-mails

Just Not Sorry
Just Not Sorry

Emma Clark

A Chrome plug-in called Just Not Sorry will help you stop undermining yourself in e-mails by highlighting words and phrases that can be removed or changed.

Do you find you use the word “just” or "sorry" frequently when sending an e-mail to someone? A Chrome plug-in called Just Not Sorry will help you clamp down on bad habits when writing e-mails so that you get to the point more efficiently and stop undermining yourself.

The plug-in highlights words that could be ditched and flags and phrases that undermine the key message of your e-mail. It also offers suggestions as to why words and phrases should be changed.

Three examples of phrases that will be highlighted more often than not are “just”, “I’m sorry”, and “I think”. When you use “I’m Sorry,” the message reads: “Using ‘sorry’ frequently undermines your gravitas and makes you appear unfit for leadership.”

Obviously if you’re writing a personal e-mail in which you’re apologising for being at fault for something you should ignore this suggestion.

Just Not Sorry can be installed on Chrome, though it only syncs up with Gmail at the moment.

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