It’s now second nature to include a FUT in the BCC line of emails, and fully move on to my next task without having to remember to follow up…It gives me back mental energy for the task at hand. – Charlie Fehrman
This week we are happy to post an interview we did with Charlie Fehrman, a project manager with Midwest Remediation. Charlie uses FollowUpThen to coordinate the actions of insurance companies, repair technicians and property owners to restore homes and buildings that have been impacted by water or fire damage. Read on to see how he uses FollowUpThen to coordinate all of the moving parts necessary to fixing homes and making happy customers.
Charlie Fehrman with his wife, Debi – also a FollowUpThen user!
How do you (or your employees) use FollowUpThen in your business?
As a Project Manager for a remediation/restoration company I get a full plate every day. There are customer calls, insurance submissions, and vendor quotes to send/manage. FollowUpThen makes this manageable and takes the stress of “remembering” off my plate. I can just send an email and BCC FUT to “remember” for me in 2 or 3 days, or use a recurring followup to keep reminding myself of an important action. It’s now second nature to include a FUT in the BCC line of emails, and fully move on to my next task without having to remember to follow up.
FollowUpThen helps me clear our my mental space to focus on important projects while capturing other important and creative ideas. – Julie Cohen
This post marks the beginning of a new theme for our followup.expert blog: user stories. FollowUpThen is such a flexible system, and there are so many ways to use it. Rather than hearing tips from us (software nerds), we thought it would be more productive to ask our users to share tips with each other. (If you’d like to share your story, get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.)
Author. Speaker. Executive Coach.
For our first interview, I had the pleasure of connecting up with Julie Cohen, a successful business owner, author, speaker and executive coach to ask her about how she uses FollowUpThen.
As with many of our users, Julie finds FollowUpThen to be a better tool that to-do lists in many circumstances. For those of us that spend much of our day in our email inboxes, this makes a lot of sense – with autocomplete, a quick reminder is, after all, only a few seconds away.
Read on to see how Julie uses FollowUpThen to make sure ideas don’t slip through the cracks, manage an expanding business and stay on top of her email.
How do you use FollowUpThen?
I recently launched a new part of my business – a year-long leadership development program that has a million moving parts. FollowUpThen allows me to make sure I don’t miss a detail, and keep on top of everything else that goes through my head. Continue reading
Help your friends and co-workers start 2016 on the right foot by introducing them to FollowUpThen. Anyone who signs up from your link gets a $5 credit toward a premium subscription. And, when they become a paying customer, you get a $5 on your account as well!
Visit your settings page to find a brand new affiliate section, complete with your very own affiliate link.
We’re issuing a limited number of referral credits for now, which will probably increase depending on how things go and feedback. Read on for the full details. Continue reading
Have you ever hit ‘send’ on an email and realized you forgot to include a FollowUpThen address?
We’re working on an experimental feature that would allow you to forward a message out of your inbox and receive a much more useful followup.
If you want to help create this feature, click this checkbox on your settings page. We’ll handle the rest from there. You won’t see much change in your followups yet, but you will be helping us build it by enabling it on your account.
Experimental Forwarding Features
As the amount of email and digital traffic ever increases, I think the human race is developing a 6th sense: mass marketing detection and filtration. Somehow we can sense if a real person took the time to send a single, personalized email to us and only us.
Customize FollowUpThen to fit your workflow.
New customization options, better documentation.
With the addition of one tiny input box on our settings page, we opened up a huge range of possibilities for customizing FollowUpThen to fit your workflow.
This new field on your settings page lets you apply an option to every followup scheduled.
For example, Continue reading
With a new, minimal, mobile-friendly followup design, better calendar integration, email-based actions and a quick followup shortcut, we are happy to say that your inbox is about to be a better place to get stuff done.
We’ve been busy these past couple weeks with some improvements. You may have already noticed some of them. Here are the highlights!
Scheduling followups for yourself is great. But being able to quickly set followup reminders for others can mean huge productivity gains.
And so, we’ve decided it was time to make some improvements to how the ‘cc’ feature works.
Who says email makes a bad to-do list? …or a bad project management system?
Email is still the fastest way to delegate a task. It may not work quite as well as a project project management system or to-do list. But it’s fast, it works, it’s mobile and, hey, you were already in your email, so why not fire off that simple request.
The problem is that once you hit ‘send’, there is no way of tracking whether it gets done! Unless, of course, you enter it in your calendar, project management system, to-do list, or [insert overly-complex external system here].
Now, tracking email-delegated tasks can be done within seconds