Stay In Touch

Stay In Touch


"Stay In Touch" is a simple utility application which fills a neglected gap in most PIM software. Calendars and task management software are great for tasks with definite timelines; but they do not work so well for unscheduled and more ambiguous tasks; like keeping in touch with friends, or remembering to think/pray about various things. For these types of tasks, there is no definite deadline; but if you neglect them entirely, then you risk losing things which are very important to you.

"Stay In Touch" allows you to store multiple lists of people/items/events/etc with which you wish to interact regularly; but for which you do not want to impose a very definite schedule. For each item you add to the list, you can indicate a nominal time period/frequency with which you want to interact with that item. Items are then dynamically sorted by urgency; helping you to stay in touch with the people and things that mean a lot to you; rather than allowing them to become buried in your busyness.

This application was written primarily for myself, lest I forget important people and things during my the hustle and bustle of my PhD; but is provided her in the hope it might be useful.

Current Features:
- Add / edit items from the list, each with a separate indication of how regularly the item should be reviewed.
- Add a negation option ("avoid") which specifies that the item should be avoided in real life (helps to keep track of various bad habits).
- Add / edit multiple modes (categories) for the items.
- Quickly add some modes/category presets.
- Items are sorted by urgency, and colour coded.
- Notifications automatically show when you have urgent items.

Recent changes:
0.5 -> 0.9:
- Update graphics style of items (flat item appearance, rather than gradients)
- Add support for notifications.
- Add import / export functionality (to CSV).
- Added an "avoid" option that inverts the urgency.
- Completed some of the editing UI for modes and items.
- Added a history of past engagements.
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3.6
User ratings
10
Installs
500+
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0
File size
902 kb
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About Stay In Touch
"Stay In Touch" is a simple utility application which fills a neglected gap in most PIM software. Calendars and task management software are great for tasks with definite timelines; but they do not work so well for unscheduled and more ambiguous tasks; like keeping in touch with friends, or remembering to think/pray about various things. For these types of tasks, there is no definite deadline; but if you neglect them entirely, then you risk losing things which are very important to you.

"Stay In Touch" allows you to store multiple lists of people/items/events/etc with which you wish to interact regularly; but for which you do not want to impose a very definite schedule. For each item you add to the list, you can indicate a nominal time period/frequency with which you want to interact with that item. Items are then dynamically sorted by urgency; helping you to stay in touch with the people and things that mean a lot to you; rather than allowing them to become buried in your busyness.

This application was written primarily for myself, lest I forget important people and things during my the hustle and bustle of my PhD; but is provided her in the hope it might be useful.

Current Features:
- Add / edit items from the list, each with a separate indication of how regularly the item should be reviewed.
- Add a negation option ("avoid") which specifies that the item should be avoided in real life (helps to keep track of various bad habits).
- Add / edit multiple modes (categories) for the items.
- Quickly add some modes/category presets.
- Items are sorted by urgency, and colour coded.
- Notifications automatically show when you have urgent items.

Recent changes:
0.5 -> 0.9:
- Update graphics style of items (flat item appearance, rather than gradients)
- Add support for notifications.
- Add import / export functionality (to CSV).
- Added an "avoid" option that inverts the urgency.
- Completed some of the editing UI for modes and items.
- Added a history of past engagements.

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A Google User
May 26, 2014
Why can't I sort the list by name
A Google User
Feb 27, 2014
Simply useful Exactly the simple reminder app I was looking for. A quick notes field that can be entered/saved when an item is engaged & is saved in history would be useful.
A Google User
Jan 24, 2014
Reminds you to contact a friend after a period of time I have only found one other app that is like this one to help remind you when it's been too long since you have contacted someone, and this one is better because I dont have to use the imbedded address bk on my tablet. You type the name, and set the duration until the alert will repeat. It will remind me to contact my coworker after 7 days, or my friend after 14 days. You could have multiple lists of friends or items that need to be "engaged" and tells you how long it has been since you last "engaged". If its been longer than the duration you set, then it pops up in notifications as "2 things out of touch" etc. Anyone who networks for business knows how important it is to stay in contact with specific people to keep yourself in the loop. Or to keep in touch with long distance family. You could even use it remind of repeating engagements, events or tasks that extend beyond 1 day. You can view a history of all the dates you contacted a person. This app would be 5 stars, if you could add a brief note to each time you engage, then you could add something about where you met up, or what was talked about, as this would help me to manage my relationships a little better. Great job!!
A Google User
Jul 29, 2013
just what I was looking, for ... very plain UI, but else perfect for ne
A Google User
Jun 29, 2012
Has Potential I see a potential use of this app, only if you find time and add the planed future features. 4 start for inspiration ;-)