Entrepreneur.com published an article that discusses 10 habits that drain productivity.
Not surprisingly, the first ‘drainer’ on the list is our favorite thing – email. The key point is – if you expect to be productive, you can’t check your email constantly. Continue reading
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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
Last month, while none of us we’re looking, we passed 1,000,000 followups scheduled. Just writing that sounds crazy. When Reilly and I first built FollowUpThen, we had no idea it’d have such an impact.
While it was rewarding building something for ourselves that we loved using, the real reward is hearing from our users how much they love it.
To every one of you who has taken the time out of your day to provide feedback, report a bug or just give us a simple thumbs up, thank you. Seriously, your feedback, comments and questions have been invaluable.
The contest has ended! Congratulations to Lee Roy for submitting the winning story.
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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.