Google Calendar Temporary Disconnection

Hello fellow Nudgers! We have mixed news for you today, and, as is the way things are done, we’ll start with the bad.

Bad News: our integration with Google Calendar is disconnected, and will be until early 2015. GCal has gone through a recent technology change that requires significant labor on our end to make work properly.

Good News: this is only temporary, we are already working on it, and will be fixed.

We wish it could be fixed sooner and faster, but since we are so far along with our system updates, we have to wait until that’s complete first. Still targeting end of the year for that.

Sorry about the inconvenience, we know it’s been a popular feature for a lot of you. But go ahead, set a nudge for January and check back in to see when it’s fixed!

Also – for those of you who’ve asked if you can help us test the new features coming - yes – just give us a few more weeks to get them ready! Thanks again for the support!

We’d love a little feedback!

Hello friends and fans of NudgeMail. Been a while – like 3+ years – since we’ve written a blog post. In fact, it’s been so long since we’ve last blogged we had to go double-check people were still calling it blogging! We’re going to try to get a lot better at it, but we’re a little rusty.

As we’ve tweeted about from time to time recently, there’s a lot of work happening at NudgeMail now. Here’s what we’re working on (in no particular order):

  • Visual redesign – new and/or retouched logo, new NudgeMail email templates, and a new look and feel for the website too.
  • Rebuilt architecture – you may remember a few outages this past Summer (we do, ugh). we’ve been rebuilding the back-end system to handle much larger scale, and more uptime as well (because our current 99.99% uptime is just not enough!).
  • New features – whether it’s tiny new shortcuts or entire swaths of functionality (nudge a friend? YES!), there’s a lot more coming to NudgeMail this and next year!
  • Pro services – as many of you have asked/guessed/surmised, we’ll be turning on the payments system soon. BUT, we’ll have some very very special deals for our loyal users.  Also, there will always be a Free level of NudgeMail use available to all.

Right about now, we’d love to get some feedback on some candidate logo designs.  If you have 40-50 seconds free, click here to fill out our survey and let us know what you think!

Welcome to NudgeMail – VIDEO!

Here’s a neat video we made that shows people different ways to use NudgeMail. Hope you enjoy it!

If you want to make a NudgeMail video, drop us a link and we will show it off to the rest of our users.

The Next Web Profiles NudgeMail – VIDEO

The Next Web recently profiled NudgeMail in this Silicon Valley Uncovered video.

NudgeMail inventor Jeremy Toeman discusses email based reminders, natural language commands and “productive procrastination” in this segment.

We want to thank The Next Web for helping us spread the word about NudgeMail.

Daylight Savings Time – Problems and Fixes

Some users have reported email delivery issues related to the recent Daylight Savings Time change and we wanted to bring it to our community’s attention.

We recently learned that several email reminders that were set up before the time change and scheduled for delivery after the time change have arrived at incorrect times. To fix this, users need to recreate these reminders now. There is no automated fix that we can implement on our end. Any new NudgeMail email reminders are unaffected and many users will not experience any problems at all. The issue only involves older NudgeMails for some of our users.

If your reminders aren’t arriving as scheduled, make sure that we know your time zone. This will ensure that your mail always arrives on time.

To set you time zone, send an email to settings@NudgeMail.com.

NudgeMail will reply with a list of settings for you to customize.

Click the link under “time zone.”

Press the button to save your settings.

If you are experiencing this problem, you can email status@NudgeMail.com to see a list of all active NudgeMails. However, the status list will likely appear to show the correct time. Know that if the reminder was set before the time change date and you are experiencing the problem, it will arrive an hour late.

Keeping you on time and organized is our main goal at NudgeMail. We are working on improving our system so this type of issue does not happen again. Thanks to everyone who reported this issue – we appreciate your support.