The Flood of Cool New Tools With Cooler New Names


Is anyone else dizzy at the rate of new web-based tools/services with tinges of RSS, social software, open-ness? It’s a Good Thing, but it seems like there are 3 or 4 or 12 a week.

The latest is the coyly named Remember the Milk:

Achieve Domestic Bliss.
Never forget the milk (or anything else) again.

Remember The Milk is the easiest and best way to manage your to-do lists online. Here are just a few of the reasons why it’s so cool:

* Features galore.
Sharing, publishing, notes… we’ve got it all.

* Get reminded.
Receive reminders via email, instant messenger, and SMS.

* It’s free.
Hard to believe, we know, but it’s true.

So its a service for creating todo lists, looks like with items that are tagged for free-form categorizing, multiple modes for sending reminders, and hooks for creating shared lists (that’s all guess work from the features list— I did not even have time to play with it).

I’m trying to get my office to consider doing this for project/event management, we drown in paper, clipboards, single owned server files…

But the name and logo are just too cool. Much better than other tired clichés.

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  1. HI Alan, yeah also dizzy with this (and found this one at the same time as you). It’s getting to the stage fo an app a day keeps even the edtech/geeky teacher away. With remember the milk, I’m gonna show this to students who attend our learning skills courses … along with Backback – which I think they will really find useful.

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