Timeshifting Emails: How to Schedule Emails To Be Sent In The Future
Recently, I’ve been discovering and using productivity tools like reminder services to help organize and keep me efficient. There’s a bunch of websites that allow you to ping yourself in the future via text message, IM, Google Calendar, Twitter, etc. I personally like www.OhDontForget.com but some of the other one’s I keep coming across are:
- www.ohdontforget.com - simple text message reminder service
- www.gottakeepup.com - good for birthdays, anniversaries, other appointments
- www.rememberthemilk.com - more robust service with lists and other features – also IM reminders
- www.sportsTVinsider.com - couch potatoes can remind themselves to procrastinate and be lazy by reminding themselves of games to watch on TV
If you get into the habit of using a reminder service, it can be a real big help. But there are plenty of times where you wished other people are as (re-)mindful as you about things they shouldn’t forget…Or there are different circumstances where you just want to be able to email someone in the future, but know that you won’t be by the computer.
Perhaps some of you may think about using it to email co-workers during that “2nd hour of lunch” so that people think you’re back at your desk already…or even afterhours to make sure everyone knows just how hard you work…while you’re on your way home already!
Of course there are tons of other possibilities that open up once you can schedule your emails to be delivered in the future…
This week, I came across www.TimeMachineR.com which is just my type of site!
It’s simple, straightforward and very easy to use. In fact, the site is just a single form with future date to select, the email address you want to send it to, and then a place for you to fill out the subject/body for the email. Once you click “SEND”(in the future”) it’s all taken care of!
Can you think of any other good uses for this type of time-shift email service?
Please share your thoughts and leave a comment below.