Notion, an app that syncs mailbox and organizes scattered messages via artificial intelligence (AI), has recently turned more powerful with a new Amazon Alexa skill.
Notion got its start as a free app for both iOS and Android systems. With built-in AI, it can filter important messages before notifying users about them.
When users’ email inboxes are filled by hundreds of messages mixed with advertisement and work-related letters, Notion tries to make sure users are more present with friends and family and not very affected by other messages.
Now that Notion is powered by Alexa, users may put their smartphones away the whole day. The innovation can read, reply and even delete messages from the inbox.
In a video posted by Notion, the user simply says “Alexa, ask Notion if anybody is waiting on me” and Alexa answers that there are two waiting messages and then reads them aloud.
Then the user interrupts Alexa for not knowing who’s the sender by saying “Who introduced us?” and Notion goes through his email and finds the answer for him.
Replying emails can also be done by talking to Notion on Alexa. After saying “respond, meet tomorrow by 9am,” Alexa responds “I sent ‘meet tomorrow by 9am’ to Michael.”
The Notion skill on Alexa can ask questions like “Would you like to know what’s new?” or “What should I do to this message?” giving users the option to have more emails read or to delete messages .
When users have other important affairs to attend to and do not want to be disturbed, they can ask Alexa to mute alerts from their mailbox, for two hours, for example.
Notion’s AI capability knows not only how to read messages, but also what messages are important to users.
Right now Alexa owners need to say “ask Notion” to activate the Notion skill. And the Notion team is said to be working with its Alexa counterpart to figure out more capabilities like composing an email through voice command.