Followup.cc is an easy-to-use time management app which helps you schedule your email to-do ... More
Followup.cc is an easy-to-use time management app which helps you schedule your email to-do list, and keep on top of things. Perfect for small business owners, FollowUp.cc is the ultimate web-based to-do list, which helps you to manage your affairs by copying the followup service in to an email address field with the time you want reminding to follow up on the subject of the email.
The service can be used in a number of different ways from forwarding on an email you want to defer dealing with until later, setting meeting reminders throughout the day, or simply to send you an email at the end of the day to remind you to pick something up on your way home from work. Born out of a desire to organize tasks without the time-consuming effort of making to-do lists, FollowUp.cc is quick and efficient way of managing a busy schedule and ensuring no tasks get overlooked or forgotten.
Last updated 5 Sep 2011
Published 5 Sep 2011
FollowUp.cc is a really good concept for what is essentially a straightforward reminder service. The beauty of this app is that it effortlessly blends into existing technology that we all know and use day in and day out - the humble email. Therefore it is wonderfully simple to use, even for non-techno minded folk. Basically you copy the FollowUp people into any emails by using their email address and designating a time you want to be reminded about that email - for example [email protected] Once you've familiarized yourself with the basic concept it's really easy to adopt their system into the running of your everyday life.
There's really three different ways you can use it depending on your circumstances. Firstly you can send an email to someone about something that needs actioning - for example in the business world it could be "Jane please get me that report I asked for" or in the personal world "Anna do you want to club together to buy something for mum for her birthday". You can secretly copy in the followup service into the 'BCC' field of the email so that you are reminded to follow up the email at a future time (decided by you). Whatever time you set for the reminder, they will send you an email at that time, prompting you to chase up the subject of the original email to ensure it's being actioned. Secondly, you can simply 'forward' any emails you don't want...