I always possessed the need for a good app to organized my events, send me reminders, allow me to add reminders by email, etc. I may have discussed Sandy awhile back. I Want Sandy organized me very well. It truly was like she read my mind. I could go to the site and add reminders there, I could email them directly to her, I could cc her on emails, when I used Twitter, she was there. Then about two years ago, she went away. Ahh…the longing…
Since then, I bounced around a bit. Ping Me kinda helped, but it also went away this year. Reqall is my current option. It works as well. I can see all my reminders, I can complete reoccurring tasks, it even comes with a Blackberry and Android app…but it is not quite what I need.
Now I am giving Task.fm another look. ‘Outsource your memory’ is their tagline, and I definitely subscribe to that. I will give it a whirl for a week or so to see, and then decide on abandoning reqall or not. No Android app that I can see, so I would need to go through the browser. Not impossible, but a little less than convenient.
I guess I bring this all up to highlight the importance of open source. When a project releases its code, and if the bottom falls out of said company, the community can fork that project and keep it alive, if someone values it. With proprietary software, that cannot happen by design. So we become accustomed to I Want Sandy, Ping Me, and others, and when they close or fold, we are out of luck. Another reason why we need open source more than ever.