Text-to-Remind is dead simple. Just text a reminder (e.g. Buy milk at 5 pm) to 623-432-0000.
Today we released a new service called Text-to-Remind. This was in response to user feedback and our own criticisms of the Cronote Reminders iPhone app. The iPhone app is a great way to schedule reminders for your contacts, but it has several limitations. Here are a few of the top complaints/criticisms that we’ve received.
1. It takes too long!
It most certainly does. Our app takes almost 10x as long as Siri or Google Voice. Compare saying “Remind me to buy milk at 5 pm” to the multi-step process of a) opening our app, b) typing a message, c) selecting the time, and d) hitting the schedule button. All that just to get a quick self-reminder to buy milk!
2. It only works on the iPhone.
Too true. We use Android, iOS, and even a few non-smartphones. We’d like anybody to be able to use Cronote.
3. It’s not completely free.
Nothing in life is free, except for hundreds of thousands of applications on the Internet. Why not Cronote? Our current business model relies upon users purchasing text message reminders.
These are just a few of the common complaints we receive about the Cronote Reminders iPhone App. The last one also applies to the website. Our new service is an attempt to rectify these three issues.
Text-to-Remind is dead simply. Just text a reminder (e.g. Buy milk at 5 pm) to 623-432-0000. Cronote will text you back the same message at the time you specify. Let’s look how it solves the three issues above:
1. ” It takes too long!” – Texting “Buy milk at 5 pm” is about as fast as you can get. Try it yourself and compare to how long it takes Siri / Google Voice to schedule the same reminder. Note that Siri and Google Voice often misinterpret what you say.
1. “It only works on the iPhone.” – It works on any phone that can send and receive text messages.
2. “It’s not completely free.” – We’re trying an experiment. Text-to-Remind is Cronote’s first completely free service. We’re hoping to pursue alternative business models if it takes off.