View Full Version : How to be reminded of a next action later the same day
08-16-2010, 05:56 AM
I have 'Call Ben - promissed to find out our positions in account XYZ' on my @Calls list. I dialed Ben and he didn't pick up the phone. I'd like to be reminded to call him again either in 2 hours or tomorrow. In both cases this Next Action should disappear from my @Calls list for some time. I know that Calendar is the best option to differ that kind of stuff. But my Calendar is overflowded already with such type of Next Actions that I have to copy-paste from Calendar to NA lists back and forth daily because I'm in sales. Takes time :sad: I'm looking for more convinient solution. Any ideas?
PS I use electronic setup on IPhone 4 (Pocket Informant).
08-16-2010, 08:48 AM
Just send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or September5th@3mindme.com with the subject "Call Ben - promissed to find out our positions in account XYZ". The email will return to your inbox on the day and time you specified.
See http://lifemuncher.blogspot.com/2007/12/3mindme-reminder-service.html for a description. Also, of course, check out http://3mindme.com/ for instructions.
08-16-2010, 09:18 AM
I am pretty quick with Outlook to stick little reminders in my calendar, but I can relate because it takes me longer when I do it on my cell phone so that I can be reminded at night. I am getting much quicker at the cell phone calendar though, through practice.
Similarly, if you use Firefox, there is a great addin that I love because it is so easy to use and convenient. I think the name is Simple Timer. It shows as a clock on the lower right status bar of Firefox, or as a countdown or countup timer. And you can make timers recurring, so I am experimenting with one that alarms every 30 minutes with "Stop Wasting Time". :D
08-18-2010, 10:14 AM
I use the tickler for that kind of stuff. I don't shut down shop for the day until everything in the tickler is dealt with.
You could also use the built in Clock app on the iPhone 4 and just create a quick alarm to go off in 2 hours with the subject "Call Ben".