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.
Author: Reilly Sweetland
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
Yes, an iPad 3. Retina display. 4G network. Blazing fast speeds. And yours for free!
So how does this work?
This contest was inspired by a fish – by the name of Nerry. He gets fed every night because of a FollowUpThen SMS reminder sent to my phone…and only because
of a FollowUpThen reminder. Yes, this little guy owes his life to FollowUpThen.
UPDATE – May 28th, 2014: Evernote has since add their own simple reminder system. FollowUpThen, however, gives you far more flexibility on your note reminders. For example, schedule recurring reminders on Evernote notes, SMS reminders for urgent matters task reminders when you need to make sure something gets done regarding a note, and viewing these reminders on a calendar so you can plan ahead. This an old hack but still one our most popular!
Many of our users are no strangers to Evernote.
As the iconic elephant in their logo suggests, the system acts as an extension of your memory – allowing you to photograph receipts, take pictures of documents, jot down meeting notes complete with geo-coordinates and more.
However, there is a shortcoming with Evernote: while it can store and “remember” everything, it cannot actually remind you of important notes.
We have been busy working on some “plumbing” to allow us to develop features
more quickly and efficiently. For the latest updates, check out our twitter
account @followupthen. This blog is reserved for longer
descriptions of things and special news – like maybe
getting written up in the New York Times or something : )
Thanks, by the way, to our users for that. I know that one (or more) of you tipped them off!
As you may have noticed from the shiny, newly designed followups in your inbox, the new version of FollowUpThen is now live!
While much has changed that you can see, there is just as much new that you can’t see. These new “under the hood” enhancements
set the groundwork for us to make quicker and more efficient progress moving forward. It also fixed various bugs and improved general system
stability. In other words, we now have a solid foundation : )
Here are the highlights from our most recent updates: