Tech // Tip Tuesdays: FollowUp.cc

By: Kirk Hilbrecht

Here is a technology AND tip I’m excited to share today that helps keep track of tasks, due-outs and follow-up items.

It’s an email service appropriately called Followup.cc.

I first heard of Followup.cc when I was listening to a PodCast by “Mailbox Zero” guru and author of “Less Doing”, Ari Meisel.

FollowUp.cc is an automated email reminder tool that is platform-independent. It is similar to Boomerang. You can schedule emails to be sent at a specific time in the future and you can create email reminders right in your inbox.

My email and calendar systems are my number one and number two most-used, most-efficient and most relied upon business tools I use.

When an email comes in to me —and before I sort, delete or respond to the email— I often forward the email to my followup.cc account. The email then ‘comes back’ to me at the time I specified, when I can either work on the task, respond or when I wanted to be reminded of the subject of the email.

For example. I get a new business email lead and I am busy working on another project. I forward the email to 2hours@followup.cc. The email will come back to me in 2 hours and I can either ‘snooze’ the email by specifying another time duration when this email comes back to me again.

followup.cc

 

The email will only be resent to my inbox as long as I tell it to via the ‘snooze’ or reschedule setting.

followup.cc snooze

So, the task stays in my email and serves as a constant reminder until I tell it to stop and/or complete the task.

One Followup.cc account will track up to 5 emails at a nominal yearly subscription.

Logging into my account online, I can review the previously submitted followups.

followup.cc dashboard

Often times when responding to a person via email, I’ll ‘bcc’ a time related @followup.cc so that I am reminded to check on email, subject, person, etc.

If you don’t put the @followup.cc email in the bcc line but rather the cc line, all parties will receive the email again at the time you specified.

I’ve inadvertently made that mistake on a few occasions!

Stay tuned for next week’s Tech // Tip Tuesday for another feature on how to make your small business even better.

Happy emailing!

Kirk

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