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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):
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.