Author Archives: Ann

About Ann

I am a PhD student in Health Services Research at the University of Washington.

Schedule Movie Reminders

Movie fans, this is for you! Cronote has a new feature that helps remember upcoming movie releases.

Cronote’s new movie reminder page – – lets individuals schedule free reminders about upcoming feature films. Each movie has an adjacent Remind button that visitors can use to remind themselves or their friends about the upcoming movie. The user may choose to send the movie reminder via email or text message. The default reminder time is the day the movie opens in theaters, but users may change this time to any date.

Example of Movie Reminders from the Cronote Website

The Cronote Movie Reminders page lists out upcoming movie release dates and provides an associated Remind button. The button lets you schedule an email or text message reminder for the day the movie opens in theaters.

Cronote also offers reminder pages for music (album releases) and health (health observance days).

Read the press release here.

The press release is also featured in the Issac Daniel Report, a new information portal spotlighting fresh technology and innovation from around the world.

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute

On February 3rd, 2012, we were granted an interview with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI). YEI offers a summer fellowship that includes mentorship and startup funding. The experience of meeting with the YEI Operating Board was invaluable. I enjoyed my visit to the Yale University campus in New Haven, CT (Co-founder Aaron currently attends Yale). We extend our appreciation to YEI for the opportunity.

The trip concluded with a visit to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.

Timely Advertising: 5 Tips for Using the Cronote Remind Button

Cronote Remind Button Widget

Advertising on the web can be time-consuming and costly. In the cut-throat world of Internet advertising, the information highway can easily wipe out efforts made in the launch of a new product, event, or service. Unless the advertisement is in the right place at the right time, the customer may forget it ever existed.

Cronote’s ‘Remind’ button is a new and effective way to advertise on the Internet. The Remind button integrates a time-based element for advertising via a text message reminder. Cronote is a web-based service that delivers 100-character messages at a specified time.

The Remind button works in a fashion much like a Facebook “Like” button. It can be placed on any website next to a product, event, or service. The Remind button is clickable and lets the website visitor schedule a reminder about the advertised item. The reminder could, for example, be delivered 24 hours before a product is available for purchase. Thus, at that moment in time, that very same website visitor is reminded of the existence of the product, even if it had slipped his mind despite his genuine interest in it.

Here are 5 tips on how to use the Cronote Remind button for advertising on a website:

  1. A new product that will be available in stores on a certain date
  2. Upcoming premiere of a new movie
  3. Upcoming exhibition at a museum or art venue
  4. A special menu that changes daily but is predetermined, like an “ice cream flavor of the day”
  5. An event or service that occurs annually, like a dental check-up

The Remind button puts the power on the customer to choose what he wants to remember. The targeted advertisement goes only to those who are truly interested, making it more cost-effective and less time-consuming.

Full article here.

Find yourself forgetting the little things? 10 Tips for Using Cronote Reminders Daily

Cronote provides a service to help remember the little things in life that may not merit being put on a calendar!

Here are 10 tips on how to use Cronote on a daily basis for the many tasks that depend on timing:

  1. Pick up coffee/lunch/dinner.
  2. Bring food/gift/supplies to a party or event.
  3. Return a phone call after lunch.
  4. Plug your cell phone in to charge before bedtime.
  5. Meet a friend at the gym on Saturday.
  6. Take out the trash in the morning before the pick-up truck comes.
  7. Take food out of the refrigerator after work.
  8. Move the laundry from the washer to the dryer in 45 minutes.
  9. Watch a TV show that is airing next week at 8 pm.
  10. Be in line for the movie premiere next month.

Read the full article here.

How do you use Cronote reminders?

Want to Learn About Cronote?

Twice each month, we work with VOCUS to publish a press release. Perhaps you have come across a few! Here are two informational pieces.

If you have any questions regarding Cronote, I encourage to contact us at To reach either of us directly, send an email to or aaron.abajian@cronote.

Cronote Hits 1,000 Users

I am happy to share that we have well over 1000 users participating in the beta phase! : ) Over the last 3 months, Aaron and I have been working to refine the system. You may have noticed a few changes here and there (i.e. the addition of the Movies, Music, and Health pages).

Earlier, we published a press release about the 1000+ users: Here. Feel free to read and/or share. Thank you for being a part of the 1000!

Review on

“[Cronote] can be put both to personal and professional uses, and the idea is to let even those who’re really busy carry on with their lives without ever running the risk of making any kind of omission.”

Read the full review here on The writer asked a few questions about the features of Cronote. Here are the answers:

1. Can you schedule multiple reminders at the same time?

Yes! If you have multiple reminders scheduled for the same time (i.e. 5:00 pm), they are sent within seconds of one another.

2. To how many people can you have them delivered at once?

As many as you like. You can enter multiple phone numbers and email addresses. Cronote’s beta website also includes a feature to create custom Groups. This makes it even easier to schedule reminders for multiple people, especially if you intend to contact the same group more than once. is a user driven internet startups community. We thank them for the review.

Review on WWWhat’s New?

Do you read Spanish? Check out this very cool review of Cronote on WWWhat’s New?, a daily Spanish blog about new web applications. Excerpt (translated):

“Cronote has a button that website owners … can implement so that customers can subscribe to new developments. As expected, navigation of the Cronote website is secure.”

Click the link above for the full summary. Thank you, WWWhat’s New!

Review on

Check out a review of Cronote on Here’s an excerpt:

“Living in an online and digital world means that we are fed too many reminders, to-do lists and tasks, and when this overwhelms us, we choose to ignore it and move on. Reminders should be fun, visual, and friendly. Cronote is one kind of e-mail and SMS app that does just that.”

Read the full review by clicking the link above. Many thanks to, a booming daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips, and downloads that make you more productive!

New Website, New System

We are proud to present the new Cronote website!

Effective today, we are switching to a brand-new system and a brand-new website ( You told us that you wanted the ability to send Cronotes to anyone, regardless of phone carrier and registration. Now you can!

The new system will allow you to:

  1. Send messages to ANY cell phone number on ANY carrier.
    If you know the number, you can schedule the reminder.
  2. Choose the delivery method: SMS, email or both.
  3. Create a Cronote “Remind Button” to advertise your website.
    (Learn more:
  4. Track and delete Cronotes.
  5. Step up recurrences (available in November).

We’ve also rewritten the timing logic to make Cronotes arrive precisely on schedule.

Your Current Cronotes

All scheduled Cronotes will still go out. However, they will NOT show up in the Cronotes list when you log into the new website.

SMS Pricing Model

In order to make these improvements, we’re transitioning to a paid-SMS system (email reminders remain FREE). By opening the system up to all cell phone carriers, we incur a cost for every SMS sent.

As a thank you to our initial users, you will automatically receive 50 free SMS Cronotes! Log in at to use them! These Cronotes are available exclusively on the website.

To purchase more SMS Cronotes, you can deposit funds into your account ($0.05 each). If you want to avoid the cost but still use SMS, here’s a trick to keep them free:

Cronote iPhone App

The Cronote iPhone app does not yet reflect these changes. The app has been temporarily removed from the App Store and will return in December after it has been renovated. If you already have it installed on your phone, it will continue to function as before.

Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Both have been slightly updated to include the new system and Cronote Remind Button services. Please feel free to access them on the website.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. We hope you enjoy the new Cronote website!