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FollowUpThen updates with new "pending" feature, date formats

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FollowUpThen, one of my favorite productivity tools, has been updated this morning with some new goodies! The most useful new feature (for me, at least) is that I can now see any pending follow-ups by sending a blank email to pending@followupthen.com, and I can also cancel them right from the email itself (as you can see above).

They also added a couple of new scheduling formats, such as day of the week or date specific reminders (for example, tuesday@followupthen.com or mar24@followupthen.com) and short-term reminders (15minutes@followupthen.com). I'm not quite sure what the short-term ones are useful for, but I will probably end up using the other ones quite a bit.

The emails are still clean of any trace of advertising. My sole concern with the service is that I cannot host it locally -- so, I still need to trust them with my emails. I know they have a nice TOS and privacy policy, and they seem like reputable people. However, breaches do happen, and security (by definition) can never be perfect. Having a local FollowUpThen could be very handy. It's too bad that nothing of the sort exists.

Or does it, dear readers?


Tags: email, followup, followupthen, productivity, reminders, zukerlist

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