There are a lot of reoccurring events on most people’s calendar. What is the best way to have these on your calendar? Should they be a full day appointment? Are they better off listed as a task? Instead, let Romulist take care of these events.
Think of all the clutter you will eliminate by inputting events such as the due dates of your bills, prescription refills or even monthly meetings.
How Romulist works
Firstly, it is in beta. You can get a quick invite if you tweet their message to your flock of Twitter followers.
When you get the invite, you just click on the link they DM you. You will be taken to a page to login.
On the login page, you can either use an email address to create your account,
or you can login with your Google account or your Google Apps account.
Once you are in, you may need to fill in some basic info. It may be already correct. The 3 main things you will need to look at are your time zone, that emails are enabled and set your contact time. Just give it a once over and move on if everything is all good.
Now is the part where you start adding in your reoccurring appointments. The layout is pretty self explanatory. Give the event a name, select the day it is on and how far in advance you want to know about the event. You can see an example of an event if you really need to.
As you add events, you can see them in a list. You will also start to see the dates on the calendar fill in with color. All of this can be viewed on your dashboard.
You can also see just the events under the events tab.
After you have all of your events added into your Romulist, you can sit back and wait for your first email. You will get an email reminder in the morning around the time you set. If you are unsure of what time you set, the default is 8AM. You can check for yourself in the settings tab. I know I am usually out the door before 8AM on days I am at the office so a 6 or 7AM email would be better for my schedule.
Ideas for using Romulist
There are a lot of uses for a service like Romulist. Here are a few examples.
- Write your monthly email newsletter.
- Schedule a lunch meeting with a friend.
- Refill a prescription.
- Pay rent.
- Pay other bills
- Bill a client.
- Backup your computer.
- Any reoccurring bank deposits into your account.
- Dates for any reoccurring bank transfers.
I think a service like Romulist is great for the people who do not use a digital calendar or for those who do, but hate to clutter it with reoccurring monthly events. The key to a web app like this is you need to be a person who pays attention to their emails. If you don’t, then it is just wasted time and effort.
How would you use a service like Romulist help you manage your monthly to-do list?