A week ago in SkypeJournal, Phil has written an excellent post with thoughts and ideas of Skype being a "personal memoir space".
I share many of his suggestions there, and while reading them I recalled an idea I had in the past for a 'reminder tool' that will simply connect notes & todo's with your contacts in real time.
So it's time to return to the mockups arena once again. I kinda like it actually.
Here's the lowdown:
- Set your notes and todo's per contacts. Here I associated 4 notes to discuss with...myself :)
- Decide when you want the reminder to appear - on call, on email, on IM message, when mousing over contact's name, mobile call (skype for mobile...).
- Set tags
Pretty simple, and I have to admit that I need such a solution very much. Too often I miss some questions or items I wanted to discuss with someone, just because they aren't visible to me while communicating with him or her. Word, OneNote, Txt files - are all nice containers for data, but they don't make it appear in front of you when you need it the most.
Here's the same RemindMe bubble popping when viewing an email:
And what about MSN and other IM clients?
And of course, when a Skype call is initiated:
Ok, we got it I suppose. The aim is obviously to link with any digital communication method - and since Skype has presence in both PC's and mobiles, it's an obvious candidate.
I'd love to hear comments and ideas - Have you also felt a need for such a tool? How you are organizing your todo's and chat items?