FollowUpThen: Email Reminders

FollowUpThen LogoDo you ever forget to remember what you’re supposed to do? Did you mark an email “important,” but you never got around to following up? There are myriad reminder apps and options to keep you on-task, and one we’ve had success with is FollowUpThen.

FollowUpThen is a service (with free and paid versions) that works through your email account to send reminders to your inbox exactly when you need them. All you need to create an account is an email address and password. Each email address will have its own FollowUpThen account. Once you’ve signed up, all you have to do is compose messages, addressing to them the date and/or time you want to receive the reminder. This service will send you that message at the specified time.

FollowUpThen can also remind you to check back with emails you sent to others, just by CCing or BCCing the @followupthen.com address as a recipient.

FollowUpThen: Getting Started

To start using FollowUpThen, just compose an email and include [any time]@followupthen.com in the “Cc”, “Bcc” or “To” fields of your email. Each works a little differently:

•    TO:  Send an email to your future self.
•    BCC:  You will receive a followup regarding the email, but the original recipient won’t.
•    CC:  Schedule a reminder for yourself and the recipient.
•    Example formats: , , ,

As you get started, FollowUpThen gives you the option to add commonly-used times to your address book, such as days of the week and hours (e.g. , ).  For your other specific reminders, you can shorten that long email address by substituting @fut.io for @followupthen.com (e.g. ).

This service will be most helpful to those that are constantly logged into their email, especially work accounts if you’re unable to check alerts on other personal devices. Remind yourself of both work-related and personal things, such as sending out invoices, reviewing an email you needed time to think over, picking up clothes from the dry cleaner, or sending out a birthday cards, to name a few.

Don’t forgot to follow up on this article and visit followupthen.com now!

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