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General and Action-Specific Reminders

Aug. 22, 2012 by James Tauber

Habitualist now supports customizable email reminders, configurable to the individual action.

We've added a lot of new features over the last couple of months as we get ready for launch but one of the most requested has been more control over reminders.

Rather than a single email sent each morning, listing all the actions you could do during the day, you can configure as many email reminders as you like, for whenever you like and for whatever actions you like.

General Reminders

General reminders apply to all actions that meet a particular priority requirement for the day.

You can determine whether each reminder will show all actions you could do, should do or must do (based on whether the priority is 0-90, 90-100 or 100+). So you could set things up to get an email at 7am with all of your possible actions for the day with another reminder at 4pm with anything you should do that you haven't yet and a third reminder at 9pm reminding you of any remaining must dos.

You can set up general reminders by going to Settings > Reminders.

At the moment general reminders are sent via email but soon we'll add other channels such as Twitter direct messages.

Reminder emails now include not only the priority of each action but the correct streak and habit score.

Action-Specific Reminders

As well as general reminders which apply to all relevant actions, you can set up reminders that are specific to just one action.

Perhaps you want to be reminded to do a set of pushups at 8am and floss at 9pm. Just click on an action then go to the Reminders tab and, in addition to the general reminders you'll get, you can set up reminders that are specifically for the action you are on.

You can set up as many reminders as you like for each action so you can be as nagging as you want.

As with general reminders, soon we'll support other channels besides email (such as Twitter DMs) which we think will work particularly well with action-specific reminders.

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