Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I Want Sandy. Your Personal Assistant

Perhaps this is a little out of the realm of usual recommended Websites, but a recent workshop participant suggested a site that offers a Personal Assistant. The site is http://iwantsandy.com/
The home page touts:
Hi! I’m Sandy, your new assistant. I'll remember the details so you can focus on what's important.
-Kick off your morning knowing what's on for the day.
-Keep your day moving forward with reminders right when you need them.
-Books to read, people to call, your cousin's birthday — I'll remember it all.
-Stay organized with everyone in your life — effortlessly.
I work with your friends (and their productivity tools) too.
-I'll help you stay organized with everyone in your life — effortlessly. Simply Cc: your friends, family, and coworkers on email you send to me (or Cc: me on email you send to them).
-Set shared reminders (the movie premiere Friday night)
-Add stuff to each other's calendars (the dentist appointment)
-Share a to-do list (get those to-dos done together)
-No more fussing with different organizing systems and calendar applications — just bring me into the conversation and I'll take care of the rest.
-All without leaving your email inbox.
It is a free service, and it can be useful for those who are overwhelmed by the details of life (which includes probably everyone). Reminders, appointments, to-do lists, contacts, bookmarks, lists and notes are all included in this service, and it is nice to have them all in one place. There is also a 'Sandy Cheat Sheet' to help you remember the key words you need to have Sandy remember the rest. It will access your mobile phone, email or SMS text message as you prefer. If you've always said 'I need a personal assistant!' then Sandy might just be the ticket.
Also added to the 'Tech Tools Recommended' list on this Blog