To start using FollowUpThen, just compose an email and include [schedule format]@followupthen.com in the "Cc", "Bcc" or "To" fields of your email. Each is a bit different:
Below are some examples...
Unlike normal followups, tasks will followup every 24 hours until marked as complete (or cancelled). Create a task by adding -t to the end of the followup time. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To assign a task to someone else, just send them an email and CC FollowUpThen with time it's due, being sure to add -t to the end of the followup time.
Result: along with the original email that goes to Reilly, a task will be scheduled with FollowUpThen. Reilly will get a second email confirming the task and will be provided a link to mark the task as complete. In 3 days, if Reilly has not yet marked the task as complete, an email will be sent to both Reilly and the sender. At this point, either Reilly or the sender can choose to cancel or complete the task. If both do neither, another reminder will be sent in 24 hours. If Reilly marks the task as complete, the original sender will get a notification. Again, if neither party completes or cancels the task, a 3rd reminder will be sent in 24 hours, and so on.
This feature is perfect for keeping important tasks at the top of the stack until they're marked as complete. Like your very own, exceedingly persistent, personal assistant.
Premium users can add "-sms" to their followups to receive text message reminders. For example:
Just email email@example.com and you’ll receive an email back with list of pending followups, along with a link to cancel any reminder.
Premium users can also use manage their follow ups through a simple online interface.
Adding the FollowUpThen vCard to your address book will save loads of time. Instead of typing full followupthen addresses, your email program will auto-complete them as you start typing.
Our short domain @fut.io is also a great way to save on keystrokes. It works just like the full domain (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, etc only shorter!
Have a question that isn't answered here? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org!