David Allen, author of the three international bestseller books, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity ("GTD" as the method is popularly known), Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life — has written his views about the Gmail's "Priority Inbox":
"Google has taken an interesting and potentially important step in coming to rescue with Priority Inbox they've added to Gmail. At first it seems like a practical little enhancement for traditional email management.[…]But after examining what they've done, I've to admit that it's actually part of a really big idea. (Are these Googlers aware of just how big an idea they're playing with...dunno!) It's not a complete solution, but I think it's an important step. They've begun to address two key things in how we manage our focus: (1) what kind of attention should I be paying to something, and (2) once I've put that attention on it, what do I do with it?"