go-catchup

Automatic reminders to catch up

go-catchup nudges you to catch up by automatically placing reminders into your Google Calendar™ and Tasks™.Because strong relationships in life are essential.


To tap into opportunities

Keeping connected and up to date with your weaker ties helps you tap into exciting opportunities (1,2).


To get guidance & help

Proactively building strong relationships, by helping others, gets you reliable guidance and help when you need it.


To be someone to count on

Unexpectedly reaching out to others is significantly appreciated and can strengthen your relationships (3).

Effective Reminders

Catch up reminders

go-catchup effectively nudges you to catch up. Reminders are shown in Google Calendar™ and Tasks™ - on desktop and mobile device.

Automatic Timers

Smart intervals

go-catchup looks at your calendar and task history and automatically sets suitable catch up intervals for each of your contacts.

Contact Suggestions

Network Rediscovery

go-catchup automatically discovers relevant catch up contacts and triggers reminders based on previous calendar interactions.

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30 DAY TRIAL

Free*

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* 100% free while in beta

Personal Use

$10 / month**

  • Select and track up to 200 catch up contacts

  • Get smart (automatic) contact suggestions / reminders

  • Get reminded in Google Calendar™ and Tasks™

  • Use manually selected catch up intervals

  • Use smart intervals (based on previous calendar events)

  • Get premium support

** available soon, 100% free while in beta

"Unbelievably useful add-on to keep in touch with your most important contacts!"
- Viktor Lesyk

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FAQs


What are Google Workspace Add-ons and how can I access and use them?Google Workspace™ Add-ons are your favorite third-party applications, inside Google Workspace™ in your Webbrowser e.g. Gmail™, Google Calendar™.You can browse and install add-ons via the Google Workspace Marketplace™, which is accessible from the web or via the specific Google Workspace™ application from its sidebar on the right.Read all about it from Google™.


How do I install the add-on?You can install the add-on via the Google Workspace Marketplace™ directly or from within the Google Calendar™ or Gmail™ web application. For the later option, click the plus sign on the right sidebar (hovering over it should show "Get add-ons") and then search for "go-catchup".We also made a short video for the full process.


On what devices can I run and access the add-on?The go-catchup add-on interface primarily extends your Google Calendar™ and Gmail™ applications run in your browser on your Desktop/Laptop.Furthermore, go-catchup runs in the background and can remind you to catch up on your mobile phone (see below) through its integration with Google™ applications.


Does go-catchup work with Android™ phones?The add-on works really well with the Android™ phones.Configuration of the add-on needs to take place on your desktop/laptop via Google Calendar / Gmail within your web browser.On your phone, you should make sure that you leverage Google Contacts™, Google Calendar™, Tasks™ and Gmail™ applications.Google Contacts™: You can manage catch up contacts right from your Google Contacts™ application by applying the "go-catchup" label. Contacts should be synced within 2 hours.Google Calendar™: You will see pending catch up tasks on top of today's events (in all views).Google Tasks™: In your go-catchup task list you will see all pending catch up tasks.Pro Tip: To always know at one glance who to catch up with, create a Google Task™ widget on your home screen showing the go-catchup task list.


Does go-catchup work with an iPhone™?The add-on works really well with the iPhone™. To get the most out of it, you should use the following setup.Configuration of the add-on needs to take place on your desktop/laptop via Google Calendar / Gmail within your web browser. When configuring the add-on make sure you are syncing your contacts correctly with Google Contacts (see "Leveraging all your contacts" below).On your phone, you should make sure that you leverage Google Calendar™, Tasks™ and Gmail™ applications, because your reminders will not show up in Apple's Calendar application.Google Calendar™: You will see pending catch up tasks on top of today's events (in all views).Google Tasks™: In your go-catchup task list you will see all pending catch up tasks.Pro Tip: To always know at one glance who to catch up with, create a Google Task™ widget on your home screen showing the go-catchup task list.


Leveraging all your contacts?The add-on relies on access to your main list of contacts.Make sure you use Google Workspace as your main contact and calendar tool. Also make sure you sync your mobile device contacts with Google.If you are an iOS user, you should make sure your standard account for Contacts is set to Gmail (not iCloud). You might also have to export existing contacts from iCloud as vCards and import them into Google Contacts.


How do I add contacts to my catch up contacts list?You have multiple options to add contacts, via:- Smart Contacts: Relevant contacts can be added automatically to your catch up contact list. Relevance will be determined based on your previous interactions with the contact in your calendar. To turn this on go to the add-on preferences and switch on Smart Reminders.- Catch Up Contact List: Open the add-on and open the catch-up contact list. Search for a contact and tap the switch to "on". This will automatically suggest a suitable interval based on previous interactions. Alternatively click on the contact and manually change the catch up interval to a desired frequency.- Dashboard Suggestions: To browse through suggestions, open the add-on dashboard, find the section "Select contacts to catch up with sometime", select relevant contact suggestions and click "Next" and repeat.- Manually: To add individual contacts manually, open the add-on, find the catch up contact list, search for a contact. If you can't find him/her simply click add and the contact should appear in your catch up contact list.- Google Contacts™ Label: To efficiently add/remove a big number of contacts, open Google Contacts™ on your Desktop/Laptop, select the relevant contacts and apply/remove the "go-catchup" label. You can do this from your Google Contacts™ application on your Android™ phone as well. Wait for the add-on to sync the changes in the background (could be up to 2 hours).- Gmail™: To add individual contacts within Gmail™ while viewing a specific email. Open the add-on and select the relevant contact to add.


What happens to contacts on your catch up contact list?You will get reminded to catch up at least once a year with individuals on your catch up contact list. Depending on your previous catch up history with the individual you will get reminded to catch up more often (up to every few days).You can always snooze the reminder you get for an individual contact. This will slowly increase the interval at which you will be reminded to catch up.Alternatively you can change the catch up interval from 'automatic' to manual (e.g. every 6 months) in the settings for your specific contact.


How do smart intervals work?go-catchup looks for calendar entries that match your catch up contact email, full name and/or given name.It uses those matches to calculate a relevant time interval automatically for each contact.


How will I receive Catch Up Reminders?When you receive your first catch up reminder, it will appear in three places:- Google Calendar™: Task entry for today (web & mobile app)- Google Tasks™: Task entry on go-catchup task list (web & mobile app)- go-catchup add-on: Listed below "Reminders" (web)After reaching out, just tick off the task.


What (else) can I do with Catch Up Reminders?When a catch up reminder is delivered via tasks, simply ticking it off lets go-catchup know that you caught up this interval. This means that go-catchup will not suggest the contact for another catch up in this interval.In addition to "simply ticking it off", you can do much more with catch up tasks:- Mark Completed: Ticking it off, already covered above ;-)
- Snooze: Move task to later date and get reminded that day
- Delete: Delete task and get reminded again shortly
- Add: Create new task for top of mind contact name
You can also add a catch up event to your calendar. If you add the contact name in the summary or share the event via email, go-catchup will mark the corresponding task as completed and consider it when triggering your next reminder (i.e. no more reminders if you already caught up in interval).


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