I remember jotting things down on a stiky (or post-it as you know), just so that I could keep track of what I have in my plate and what needs to be completed by a certain deadline. This was years ago; things have changed now and your outlook calendar is probably the best daily navigator. But what about people who don’t use a Microsoft Exchange server for emails?. A new class of service has started to emerge recently and all it does is email you a reminder when its time to get the job done.
Be it a wedding you need to attend or a blog post you need to read or be it writing an email to your high school friend – you won’t forget anything when you have the reminders as emails in your inbox.
This service comes in handy when say I’m traveling and I come across something that I’d want to take when I’m back home – I can simply email myself a reminder. The reminder would land up as an email to me on a said day/date so that I can plan my schedule accordingly. Many a times I email myself a reminder, but to tell you, I probably have over a couple of hundred unread emails all sent by me as reminders. I just read the subject and defer the task to know that ten more emails just poured in the next day and my reminders just keep stacking up until they all loose their sanity and I bulk delete them. If you’re a Gmail user, then you’d probably know a lot about reminder through Gmail calendar. Its peppy but it take a whole new page and a lot of fields as input to set up reminders.
How about BCCing someone who reminds you back?? (check video)
The three good services I could find were:-
I will explain to you how this works by taking an example of followupthen.com:-
All you need to do is email followupthen to email you back a reminder on a certain day/date/time.
For example, simply sending an email to the following addresses will do the needed magic:-
Similarly, you can have days (firstname.lastname@example.org ), a certain day of the week (email@example.com ), certain time of a certain day (10amSunday@followupthen.com ) and much more flexibility for getting email reminders.
Check out the video below and let me know how you think about this new clan of service:-
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