Zipnote: A Practical App for Fast Inbox Reminders

Price: $.99   Score: 10/10   By Michelle SchustermanZipnote

If I were going to design a to-do app, this would be it.

Step One: Open app.
Step Two: Type a message.
Step Three: Send to my inbox.

Despite my best attempts at organizing myself by downloading to-do apps and productivity apps on both my Macbook and iPhone, in the end there has been only one surefire way to make sure I get something done; email it to myself. I just can’t get in the habit of checking to-do lists, but I watch my inbox like a hawk.

I send myself reminder emails on my laptop constantly, but rarely from my iPhone. It takes too long (yes, I’m that lazy). But apparently Macfarlane Engel & Associates have read my mind.

Zipnote is simple. It allows you to follow exactly those steps I listed above. Open the app, type a reminder or message, tap send, done. Your message is instantly in your inbox, along with the date and time. Of course, when you open the app for the very first time, you have to enter your email address, which you can also easily change.

Zipnote claims to allow you to send yourself an email in 67% fewer clicks:

Regular Email Clicks:
1) Click to Open Email App
2) Click New Message
3) Click at least one character to bring up your name
4) Click to Select Name
5) Click Subject Line
6) Click at least one character subject
7) Click Message Body area
8) Click to Type Message
9) Click Send

ZipNote Clicks:
1) Click to Open Zipnote
2) Click to Type Message
3) Click Send

Seems funny, but honestly – when you’re in a rush and remember for the fifth time that you need to call the electric company, shooting off that remind in about 2 seconds makes this app entirely worth it. If your inbox is your to-do list, check this one out for sure.

Zipnote requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer in order to speed up the publication of this review.

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