EverMinder + Gmail = Love

EverMinder + Gmail = Love

Attention all Gmail users – setting up your EverMinder group just got much easier! Inspired by requests from users, we have built a feature which allows you to pull email addresses for your EverMinder group straight from your Gmail Contacts. So long as you are a Gmail user (don’t worry, your contacts don’t have to be Gmail users – just you) you can access your Contacts while setting up EverMinder and pull in the email addresses you want directly, no trying to remember, no copying and pasting – just pulling them straight in.

How Does it Work?

There are three main ways you can use this snazzy new feature. The first is while setting up your EverMinder account for the first time. During sign up new users are asked to add names of ten family members.  Then, once you authorize the Gmail Contacts feature, it will intelligently suggest email addresses from your Gmail Contacts that match the names you entered. You can simply click to use an email from the suggested list.

Additionally, you can add an email address from your Gmail Contacts at any time. So let’s say you go back and add more family members, you can simply click on the email icon next to their name and choose their email address out of your Gmail Contacts.

Finally, since your Gmail Contacts is likely the most up-to-date list of those people you are in regular contact with, you can now browse your Gmail Contacts and add members directly from there. No need to scratch your head to try to remember each person you want included in your group – simply click on the “Members” tab and click on the Gmail icon to scroll through your Gmail Contacts and click on each person you want to add to your group.

Why is it so important to add email addresses to my EverMinder group?

Email addresses are the keg in the EverMinder machine that makes the system so uniquely helpful.  Once you add an email address of a member of your group, two important things become possible:

  • That person can receive reminders about the rest of the people in the group
  • When it’s that person’s birthday or anniversary, they can receive birthday messages from other group members

Are my family members’ email addresses safe with EverMinder?

Yes. EverMinder will never use the email addresses you provide for any third-party advertisements or solicitations – email addresses are for reminders and receiving birthday messages exclusively.

We’d love to hear what you think of this new feature, so drop us a line in the comments or by email. And for those non-Gmail users, let us know which email provider you use so we know which other providers to develop this for in the future – Hotmail, Yahoo, MSN? Let us know!

New Feature Alert: Ask for Help

New Feature Alert: Ask for Help

One of the challenges that our Admins having been facing is the fact that they want to complete their group but they get stuck on a few dates and maybe email addresses that they don’t know. We wanted to help our Admins out, and so we developed the “Ask for Help” feature which we are excited to announce is now live! The “Ask for Help” feature is based on the assumption that even if you – the trusty Admin – don’t know a particular date, someone else in your family surely does. You might also have that person’s email address, but you simply don’t remember their birthday, anniversary, or other date you want the family to be reminded of (this is why EverMinder exists! So that no one forgets their family’s important dates ever again! Duh!).  And so we wanted to make it as easy as possible to ask for help from the right person, to fill in the just the exact blanks that you need.

Although seemingly simple, that little question mark icon next to each name is your key to completing your group!

There are two main ways you can use the Ask for Help feature:

  • asking someone about their own dates  OR
  • asking someone about other people’s dates

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Introducing @theeverminder – we’re on Instagram!

Introducing @theeverminder – we’re on Instagram!

It’s official folks, EverMinder is on Instagram! And what makes this social media platform different from the rest, ask you?  Well, for starters there is something refreshing about getting all of your information and updates in the form of images – even the doctored up ones which seem to bring out the creative juices in all of us.  But more importantly, our Instagram account is home to THE EverMinder (@theeverminder). What, or rather who, is THE EverMinder?! Well you already know him, you just don’t realize it.  The EverMinder is our mascot and fearless leader, our source of comedic relief and moments that warm the heart when we are least expecting it.  He is the elephant superhero who is sweating it out for your family to keep-in-touch on birthdays, anniversaries and other special events, getting you and your loved ones to pause for just a moment to say to one another have a good one, I love you.

So follow @theeverminder and see what he’s up to!

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3…

Hello world! Back at the EverMinder headquarters we are busting our little rumps off trying to create the most user-friendly, adorable, and frankly awe-inspiring family birthday reminder platform you have ever seen. I know, I know, you haven’t seen very many of those before, but still, we intend to knock your proverbial socks off with this one.

You know that feeling when you missed your relative’s birthday, even if just by a little bit, and there’s that pinch of disappointment, that missed opportunity to have wished them well and given them an extra smile on their special day? If only you’d been able to remember… but it was a busy day, like most are, and well you could make excuses but the truth is you just wish you would’ve remembered.

Well, that’s where EverMinder comes in. Just one Superhero in the family (let’s say you) goes onto www.everminder.com and plugs in all your family names, birthdays and email addresses. You do this a single time and that’s it! From that day on (let’s say, today), every time one of your family birthdays or anniversaries comes up, every single person in the family will get an email reminder from said Superhero (that’s you), telling them whose special day it is offering them the option to send a free message or even a number of different gifts directly to that person.

Your mind is probably running wild with questions like “but wait, is every person in my family going to have to log in and make a password?” (spoiler alert: nope!) and more, but for now we cordially invite you to get excited about the immanent arrival of EverMinder with a new smoother and more fun sign up process than before.

So look out for it coming your way real soon. Thanks for reading. It makes us feel warm and fuzzy. Which is really what our whole company is all about.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Your mind is probably reeling with all your questions about how EverMinder works. That’s why we put together these brand new FAQs to fill in all those blanks. Each of these questions is either asked frequently, or we feel it would be natural to ask them after spending a few minutes with EverMinder and trying to see if and how it can work for you and your family. Check ’em out!

You can also jump to batches of questions:

What is EverMinder?

Information Security

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