What is Followupthen?
Followupthen is a really simple tool that allows you to schedule a reminder on your email system. That’s it.. It is an email address. But it does lots of cool stuff! The tool will allow you to keep your inbox fairly organised and help you remember to follow up on tasks and chase requests. Prices range from free to $9 per month.
What does it do?
So, Followupthen can do a lot of stuff. But how does it work. The tool works with every email system from Outlook to Gmail and everything in between. Here is a scenario. You send an email to someone asking for a document, you know that you will need to follow up with that person in a week of the document hasn’t been delivered. Rather than remembering that task or add it to your to do list, all you need to do is add firstname.lastname@example.org to the BCC box and in a week’s time you will receive a reminder to contact that person. Cool, huh?
Followupthen has lots of extra features including:
- Clear Out Your Inbox: How many times have you looked at the same message sitting in your inbox that you kept there “just so you don’t forget”? Forward it to FollowUpThen instead – it will arrive back the moment you need it. Out of sight, out of mind. Inbox zero might actually be closer than you think.
- Schedule exactly the right information to appear at exactly the right time – contact info, links, boarding passes, etc. Use the tasks feature to ensure something gets done along with SMS alerts if it’s really important.
Why does it benefit Assistants?
Many of us use our inbox as a to do list and Followupthen helps keep that inbox a bit more organised. You don’t have to hang on to emails so that you remember to do something with them. You could also use it for your Executive’s email.
Why is it Practically Perfect PA’s tech of the week?
It is really simple and easy to use. I like the fact you can automatically remind people to do stuff for you and you don’t have to spend a age following up and chasing people!