Developer description

Followup.cc is an easy-to-use time management app which helps you schedule your email to-do ... More

Editor's review

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 to deal with quite yet to the followup.cc service with a time designated to be reminded about that email later. Thirdly you can email followup.cc in the 'to' field to set reminders for yourself such as something you need to remember just before you leave work.

A great feautre of the service is when you receive the reminder email from the FollowUp.cc people it has a one click snooze option within the email. This is great if again you're not quite ready to deal with the task right at that very moment - you can simply defer it again.

For those people for whom getting an empty inbox is both a liberating and an almost impossible experience, FollowUp.cc is the perfect solution. It allows you to get to inbox zero and continue to operate in that state - allowing you to think clearer, and relax in the knowledge that you aren't forgetting anything.

To get started using the app just go to their website http://followup.cc and register the email address you will be emailing from, pick a password and choose your timezone. There's a few different memberships you can choose from including one basic free account allowing you up to 25 reminders a month. All types of membership can currently be tested out on a 30 day trial, with paid memberships varying between $5-$15 per month after that.

Conclusion
For someone like myself who finds that a great deal of my busy schedule is spent stressing about what it is I'm supposed to be doing next, whether I've forgotten to attend to something, or where I left my to do list - this time-management app is ideal. Even though it's such a simple concept, it's something that fits so seamlessly into the way most of us already operate, and for such a small price it can acheive such a lot and liberate us from clogged up inboxes (and minds)! Many users claim that using followup.cc is addictive and it's easy to see why.

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