Back in November, I tested out NudgeMail, a program that could come to the rescue of any swamped-but-purportedly-organized individual. The beauty of the service is in its simple and straightforward ability to turn any e-mail client into a reminder system, without any registration, plug-ins, or widgets to toy with. Today, NudgeMail is attempting to take easy organization to the next step by pairing up with Google Calendars.
So how does it work? Again, simplicity is key in this relationship. Just send an e-mail to a date (and time, if you so desire) @nudgemaul with the activity in the subject line. So if, for example, you want a reminder to call your mom on February 12, you would send an e-mail to Feb12@nudgemail with the subject line "call mom," and that will be added to your Google Calendar as well.
Of course, in this case, you will actually have to follow a few steps in order to give NudgeMail permission to access your Google account. This also serves to connect the two so you can send e-mail updates from any client, not just Gmail.
Right now, the service is in beta, though anyone can test it out. Current features include the capability to see all of your NudgeMail reminders in an easy-to-scan calendar format, as well as receive in-browser reminders ahead of important messages. You can also set up SMS alerts for all of your NudgeMail reminders via your Google Calendar. Currently, you cannot edit or remove existing reminders via the Google Calendar or set new NudgeMail reminders via the calendar, but these capabilities are set to be added going forward.