Joupes Beta Release!

For the past few months, a good friend (and past guest blogger) and I have been working on something called “Joupes”.  We have reached a fairly stable and working version, and we think it’s time to release it for testing.  Now, I have played this release over and over in my head, each fantasy involving a large room filled with web and social media experts, a sexy shirt microphone, bottles of the finest water, and a large screen projector to display the project.

Alas, that’s not going to happen – yet.  For the time being, I’ll have to settle for this blog.  So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce the beta release of Joupes.  Applause welcome.

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Fantastic – another brightly colored logo, a weird name, and no explanation at all. Here goes.

What are Joupes?

Basically, Joupes are goals.  You can have short term goals or you can have long term goals – but they are all Joupes.  Joupes.com brings both long term and short term tasks to a simple, one page site – organizing by type and date due.

Ok, awesome – but why do I care?

The fact of the matter is, you might not care.  But you should.  Studies show that people who have written life goals are up to 10 times more successful financially than those that don’t.  We’ve taken this idea of written goals and applied it to short term tasks (or “to-do’s”) as well.  Hopefully, the combination of seeing your life goals staring you in the face, as well as being able to check off daily tasks, will help you be more productive.

I’m busy, I can’t log into a website everyday to manage to-do’s!

This is where Joupes gets neat.  With SMS (text-messaging) reminders, your tasks come to you!  That’s right – when you add a task to your Joupes list, you can set reminders to receive text messages before a task is due!

Hopefully that answers a few questions about the nature of Joupes.  Throughout the next few weeks, we will be sending out beta invitations to select individuals for testing.  If you’d like to be considered for an invite, sign up here.  Obviously, as it’s in beta mode, we’ve got lots of works to do.  We have so many different ideas and added features from the site, it can get a little difficult to keep the simplicity.  There is surely more to come, and I hope you’ll stick around to see it.

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