(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.