Smarter inbox, smarter you: 2023 is the year of streamlining your inbox with only the best email newsletters that offer a carefully curated round-up of news, culture and entertainment. Where to start? We've collated a few of our favourites below.
But before you start subscribing to each and every one, take a step back and assess which ones will actually enhance your everyday and which ones you could do without. There's no point in over-committing if it's going to drain your time and attention span and leave you feeling frazzled.
Best email newsletters to subscribe to in 2023
Money needn't be dull. Financial newsletters, after all, can be dry, lengthy and filled with jargon. The Daily Upside aims to change all that with a pithy update emailed each morning, setting out in plain language what's hot and what's not in the world of finance and especially of investing. And it does so with wit, panache as well as real insight. The Daily Upside was founded two years ago and since then has gone from zero to - on its account - three hundred thousand subscribers. Signing up is free, and also gives access to The Daily Upside's comprehensive website where reports can be on anything from why Amsterdam is building an entire new neighbourhood primarily of wood to how cybersecurity stocks are soaring on fears of increasing cyber-attacks.
We all know how prohibitively expensive travel can be, which is why we're eternally grateful for Jack's Flight Club, an email newsletter that uncovers the best cheap flights, travel discounts and offers, delivering them straight to our inboxes on a regular basis. Deals are based on your location and can range from epic global adventures to short-and-sweet weekend escapes. Some epic scores we've come across recently have included return flights from London to Tokyo for under £300 or to Central American for under £400 return. Whether you're a frequent traveller or just want to indulge your wanderlust, Jack's Flight Club has you sorted.
Vox covers a wide range of subjects — from policy and politics to culture and tech to science and health — and its variety of newsletters reflects this range, but our pick of the lot is Vox Sentences. If you're someone who values concision and brevity, you'll see what we mean. Describing itself as 'the news, but shorter', the Vox Sentences newsletter sends a daily afternoon digest featuring the news you need to know, as well as some of the day's most interesting links. Perfect for keeping on top of important issues and events when you're short on time.
Promising "business and tech in 5 minutes or less", The Hustle offers interesting tidbits in a conversational yet informative tone. It always features one 'big idea', which breaks down an important tech trend or news story; as well as personalised 'snippets'; helpful articles from around the web; and even a 'meme of the day'. With over 1.5 million subscribers, it's clearly onto something.
New York Times' The Morning is one of the world's most subscribed-to newsletters, and it's not hard to see why. It features a highly digestible summary of the top news stories of the day, as well as links to more in-depth stories that are worth delving into if you have the time. There's also a section for 'Arts and ideas', and one entitled 'Play, watch, eat', which compiles worthy recipes, books and streaming recommendations. High quality journalism is what drives The New York Times, so you can always be guaranteed top notch articles and insights.
There's no dearth of incredible long-form writing on the internet, but sifting through it all can be overwhelming. That's where The Browser comes in. It sends five curated stories to your inbox each day, with a focus on quality and timelessness over hype. In an information-obsessed society, The Browser offers an efficient way to feed your curiosity and expand your mind without feeling bogged down. Plus, you'll always have something fascinating to contribute at dinner parties.
Having spent 20 years analysing mobile, media and technology, and working in equity research, strategy, consulting and venture capital, Benedict Evans is a trusted authority on tech trends. His weekly newsletters answer the questions, "What happened in tech that actually mattered, and what did it mean?". Expect thought-provoking takes on everything from 5G to VR. Undoubtedly one of the best email newsletters for tech heads.