Today we’re announcing something we’ve been meaning to release for a long time. While it’s a small feature, we think it will expand and heighten the journaling experience—especially for those already using Penzu Post or that have email reminders setup. If you look at the picture above, you’ll see that you can now customize the subject of a reminder email, the body or message, and (if you’re Pro) reply directly with your journal entry.
For example, let’s say you’re keeping a food diary. You want to enter what you eat at each meal, three times a day. Instead of having to login to Penzu and fill out an entry (and especially remembering to do so!), you can now create a custom email reminder. For instance, you can add a reminder that gets sent at 8:30 am everyday that says, “Breakfast – What did you eat for breakfast this morning?” and one for lunch at 1 pm that says, “Lunch – What did you eat for lunch today?” and one for dinner too. You’ll never forget a meal!
Or let’s say that at the end of every week you want to write about the highlights of the week. Just schedule a reminder for Sunday at 8 pm and the subject could be, “How did your week go?”, the body, “What were the best and worst things that happened?”
Another great use case is for settings goals. If you set out to accomplish something (like losing weight), wouldn’t it be great to track your progress along the way? You can schedule a custom reminder at the end of each month and ask yourself, “Have I lost 5 pounds this month?” or whatever your target may be. The options are truly endless!
Go to your settings page to set up your reminders. Creating one will now look something like this (pro):
To really get the most out of custom reminders, you gotta upgrade to Penzu Pro. With Pro not only can you schedule more than one reminder, but you can also set a specific time of day (like at 8:36 pm, something our friend Buster does everyday!). AND because you can create multiple journals, you can have a whole new set of reminders for each journal! Most importantly, though, is the ability to reply directly to reminders with your entry right from your email inbox. Penzu Post gives you the capability of sending entries via email and attaching pictures and tags as well—highly recommended for those that journal a lot or even those that journal less often and want the least amount of hassle.
Upgrade to Penzu Pro and get native mobile access, encryption, themes, tagging, importing, exporting and more… all for just pennies a day. Don’t like it? Get an instant refund within 30 days of purchase!
Reminders keep you active and fill your journal so you can look into the past as time inevitably zooms by. While you think you will remember everything, you’d be surprised how much you forget.
We hope you guys love this feature and let us know how we can make it better be emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.