March 9, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Moreno Valley, California - An app for iPhone and iPod touch called Affix has arrived with a solution to a problem we all run into everyday: When we are on the go and a great idea or important task pops into our head a reminder has to be written down in a place you know you will check later. But if writing that reminder is a tedious chore because you have to wait for your task manager to load and go through many taps just to save it, we usually skip the whole process and trust our brain will remind us later increasing stress and even forgetting the task or idea.
Affix has an elegant solution for this problem: Open Affix, tap a prefix from the list, type your reminder and hit Send, you will get an email with the prefix and your reminder in the subject.
This solution has many strengths:
* It only takes seconds to email yourself a reminder
* As easy as Tap, Type, Send
* Great visibility: you already check your email through the day
* Score/goal achievement system motivates you to be more productive
* Affix uses the same compose email screen as the iPhone Mail app you already know and love
* Works great with the iPod touch, messages are sent form the Mail app as soon as wifi is available
* Create as many prefixes as needed
* Locate prefixes faster by using emoji at the beginning of each prefix
* You will use it often because it is really simple and fast
* You can configure your email provider to file, flag, forward or color code emails from Affix with rules based on the prefix you chose when you typed your reminder
How it works?
When you open Affix the first time it will ask for and save your email address. Then you can start adding prefixes to match your reminders, i.e. Waiting for:, Todo:, Next week:, Shopping list:, Remember:, Omnifocus:, etc. Every time you tap a prefix, the compose new email screen comes up with your email address in the To: field and the chosen prefix in the subject, ready for your to type your reminder. You can change your email address, add, delete or reorder prefixes as needed and also use emoji to create easy to spot prefixes.
Some sample prefixes and email rules:
* Waiting for: Keep track of delegated tasks. File them in a waiting for folder
* Next Week: Forward it to nextweek@, get a reminder email in a week
* John: Automatically forward the message to John's email
* System: shutdown: Apple mail can run a script that restarts your mac
* Todo: Flag, star or color this messages
* Remember: Notes to self, file them in a Remember folder
* Omnifocus: Forward a task to your Omnifocus inbox with out waiting for it to sync/load
* Computer: File messages on a @Computer folder (GTD context)
UPDATE 1.5 Released
* User interface refinements.
* Score system implemented: get 1 or 2 points for every reminder you send with affix
* Level up after gathering a set of points
* Sound effect when you level up
* Set a goal level and a reward for reaching it
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 0.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Affix 1.5 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
Located in Moreno Valley, California, independent iOS developer Raul Rea Menacho creates applications with the idea that the faster you get things out of your head, the more relaxed and productive you will be. Copyright (C) 2011 Raul Rea Menacho. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.