5 Kick-Ass Reminder Services

Aibek Esengulov 19-12-2007

A quick look over a number of unique, interesting and hassle-free reminder tools to assist you with daily stuff. All free and quite different from the rest.



Probably the best reminder service that can be accessed from any US phone. You simply dial-in JOTT number (1-866-JOTT-123), and as you speak it records your message and sends it over to your email address as text. Messages can be sent to yourself or anyone else.

Jott - Leave ToDo Reminders from Phone

Highlights include:

  • Record and assign messages to different categories (expenses, reminders, ToDos, Work, etc.).
  • Communicate with teams and delegate tasks to groups of people.
  • Access Jott from multiple phone numbers (Call 1-866-JOTT-123).

Check it out in action in the video below



PingMe is a mixture between online calendar and task manager with a bunch of useful email alert features. PingMe reminders (aka Pings) can be scheduled from your web account and delivered via email or text message. There are a number of different alert settings you can select from, i.e. option to make alerts recurring (daily, weekly, etc.) or set them to ‘pester’ mode where you will be bugged every 10 minutes until you respond to it (stop, postpone for 2 hours, etc.).

PingMe - Email and Text Reminders

WakerUpper | CallTheFuture – Two really simple services to schedule one time calls, such as wake-up calls, event reminders, etc. No registration required.


LetterMeLater brings reminder scheduling to your inbox. Send scheduled emails and set them to be delivered to any desired future date straight from your email window (Outlook, Gmail, …). You can send scheduled emails to yourself or any other email address. If you spend most of the time in front of your email program this is definitely a must-have. Check out full feature list: LetterMeLater – Email Scheduler.

LetterMeLater - Send Scheduled Emails


This one lets you set alerts for things you want to be constantly reminded about, ‘stop procrastinating’, ‘get back to work’ and so on. The cool part about HassleMe, it emails you at rather random intervals so you never know when to expect it.

Related topics: Calendar, Email Tips, SMS, To-Do List.

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  1. jp
    January 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    There's also, which I've been using for about 7 years.

  2. David Wang
    August 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Just wanted to add one more to the list: It's a random reminder service I built to help me think about the important relationships in my life.

  3. Brad Roekle
    August 21, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Yeah MeMo is cool. You just call up and leave your message, then you get a text message of your reminder. It uses real people to process the messages so its real accurate and you can leave the reminder anyway you want.

  4. Nick Koranda
    August 17, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    MeMo is a reminder service which is free to try. It allows you to create reminders with your voice.

  5. dan
    July 14, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Here's a new site which is working for me

  6. dan
    July 14, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Here’s a new site which is working for me

  7. alice hive
    January 5, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I'm wondering if anybody knows a service like WakerUpper for Europe!?

  8. DWiner
    June 27, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Just stumbled across this one....YourList.

  9. Syahid A.
    December 26, 2007 at 6:02 am

    Just want to add that this post kicks ass too. (many!)

    • Aibek
      December 26, 2007 at 11:33 am

      Thanks buddy ;-)

  10. mymytri
    December 23, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Nice find.very helpful too

  11. Julian Schrader
    December 22, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    I'm currently using

    Very nice — Sandy (your personal assistant) remembers dates and puts them into your calendar (subscribe to it from iCal) and reminds you of dates and to-dos via e-mail, SMS or Twitter. Great!

  12. Taylor
    December 22, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    These type of tools were very popular in the Web 1.0 days (1999 or so) and it is great to see web 2.0 functionality added into the newer batch of reminder tools.

  13. rushme
    December 20, 2007 at 4:27 am

    Hi - Thanks for the list. Here´s another one: which I find very useful for birthdays, anniversaries.. after having set your alarms, you´ll be receiving several emails early enough in advance so you´ll never forget any birthdays again.

  14. Linda Martin-Peoples
    December 20, 2007 at 5:41 am

    They all sound fantastic to me!
    Rushme's "birthday alarm" as well...
    Guess I'd better get to checking them out! :>)))