Evernote Use #20- Sending Emails to Your Future Self #50EduEvernote

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Evernote Use #20- Sending Emails to Your Future Self

Recently, Evernote added a very cool feature– reminders. For any note, click the alarm clock on the top of the note and schedule a time to be reminded of the note via email, notifications, or in the reminders section of your Evernote homepage.

Before Evernote reminders, I’ve used a cool site called FutureMe.org which is really simple:  you write an email to yourself in the future and select a date you want to receive it (like six months from now), and six months later you receive an email from yourself. Weird, I know– but really helpful. I’ve replaced using FutureMe with Evernote reminders.

Here is an actual email I sent to my future self last year when I was teaching 8th grade English (but for this example, I did change the dates):

Email I sent to future me for my English class

Email I sent to future me for my English class

In this example, I will receive an email reminder and Evernote notification on January 26, 2015 to encourage me when facing a mountain of essays to grade.

The next time you’re thinking next year, I’m going to… add that thought to Evernote and create a reminder for future you to read.

5 thoughts on “Evernote Use #20- Sending Emails to Your Future Self #50EduEvernote

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    • Great! Glad to hear you’ll give it a shot. It’s really helpful for me because my notes tend to get buried and forgotten. Reminders give me a chance to review and reflect. Let me know how it goes for you.


  2. Great idea. Students can certainly use it remind themselves of what to do or improve on in a writing piece or research project. Or in a S/T conference talking about an assignment. Then send to future self when next assignment is due as reminder.

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