Birthdays Reminder

So now you can finally delete your Facebook account

#2 Product of the DayMay 24, 2019
Get reminded about your friends' birthdays by email. Import data from Facebook or enter it manually. It's secure, private, and free forever!
Reviews
  • Raymahl Sutton
    Raymahl SuttonFounder & CEO of Applyable.io
    Pros: 

    Perfect tool to track birthdays, steps are pretty simple and I'm estastic I can now get rid of facebook.

    Cons: 

    Nothing at the moment.

    I would love if this was it's own mobile app, or if I could get updates via text.

    Raymahl Sutton has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Does exactly what it says on the tin in a very simple and efficient way.

    Cons: 

    None so far

    Congrats on the launch!

    Lesha Koss has used this product for one day.
Discussion
Hey, hunters! Some time ago, I decided to delete my Facebook account. I exported my data, wrote a farewell post, and started thinking of what else I need to carry with me. Then I immediately realized that there's one feature that I'll be missing the most — birthdays reminders. So I decided to make a free app that will remind you about your friends' birthdays. I got inspired by my previous project — Diary Email, private journal app that you write to using email, so I decided to explore the further the email topic. Please welcome, Birthdays Reminder! It's a simple web app that reminds you of your friends' birthdays via email. After sign up you set up the reminder time and your timezone and at the day when a friend has a birthday, we'll send you an email at the specified time. You can add birthdays manually or import data from Facebook. The project maintenance costs me literally pennies, so I set to keep it alive forever. If you like the product and want to support me, you can buy me a coffee
Fun fact! It took me 5 days from idea to implementation. You can see my journey here: https://twitter.com/kossnocorp/s...
@kossnocorp Having this app as chrome extension would be much greater. As birthdays are constant dates so just one time import is required, No need of active internet connection for reminder after that. I'm not sure if you have open sourced this project but i would like to work on its chrome extension implementation. Thoughts?
Honestly, I'm not sure. I'm not a big fan of Chrome extensions (although I use selected few) because they have too much control over the browser. I hear too often stories about extensions spying on users or stealing their data. It just doesn't fit my narrative. A desktop or mobile app would be a better option, but that's a different story. Also, why would you open Chrome if you don't have an internet connection? 😉
#deleteFacebook !!
Cool app! I also ran into this issue a few months ago and found you can actually export all the birthdays from Facebook and then import it into your iCloud or Google Calendar. https://www.facebook.com/help/15...
@parag_r yup, exporting to a calendar is another option. However, some, like me, use calendar exclusively for work, and mixing these two is a bad idea. Another thing is maintaining the list of birthdays in the calendar is tedious. That's where Birthdays Reminder can help. Maybe I should add an option to provide iCalendar endpoint (for Google Calendar, Apple Calendar Outlook, etc.) that can be used as the source of birthdays 🤔
Good timing. Today is actually my birthday.
@davepoly happy birthday, Dave! I wish you all the best!
@davepoly Happy Birthday, Dave. cheers, big ears. :)