Sandy — your free personal email assistant

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The world is full of tools that help remind you of what you need to do. From Outlook and other desktop apps, to Google Calendar and a plethora of online tools, to dedicated PDAs and cell phones, there is no lack of ways to be reminded of what you need to do and when you need to do it. Unfortunately, these all require that you take some proactive step—create a reminder, enter information—to get this done. The funny thing is, one of the most often used "to do" reminders doesn't fit into this whole scheme.

Do you ever email yourself a reminder? You figure that if that message sits in your inbox long enough, that you'll take care of it. It's easy to do that, since we all live in our email program anyway. Maybe there's a way to take the ease of use of the email self-reminder and make serious use of it.

Sandy is a free service that does just that. Sign up for a free account, and then when you need to set a reminder for something that you need to do, you just send an email and it's done. Whether it's a reminder for your anniversary (you'd never forget that, right?), a report you need to complete, a web page you want to hang on to, you just send an email to Sandy and it's done. With an easy-to-use (and easy-to-remember) syntax, it's really like you're emailing yourself, but with the added bonus that you can have messages come in hours or days later on schedule-something that your inbox can't do on its own.

Sandy should be compatible with most email clients.

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3 Responses to “Sandy — your free personal email assistant”

  1. Matt Lynch says:

    I love Sandy, I love Sandy so much I hope she starts sending me my reminders with ads attached to them so she can generate some revenue and continue sending me all my reminders. I’d be lost without Sandy.

  2. Curt says:

    I am using Sandy; there are no ads attached or included.

  3. linda says:

    Sandy has died….:(