Droplet smart buttons remind you to get things done without a barrage of notifications


Not unlike Amazon’s new Dash devices, Droplet is a physical button that can be affixed to just about anything to help you remember and track daily activities/tasks. Fully integrated with your smartphone/tablet, you can replenish your laundry detergent with it like Amazon Dash, but it’s mainly designed to offer helpful notifications for the daily tasks that are most important to you…

Droplet is designed to help you remember everything from feeding the fish and taking out the garbage to taking your medication, completing errands, paying bills and even as a motivation tool for working out. Simply press it after completing the task at hand, and it will then track your habits and activities with the companion app. While there are several options available, you can set Droplet to only ping you when you have forgotten a task so it “won’t bombard you with unnecessary notifications and reminders.”

Now we all have smartphones and about a million other devices that can remind us about daily tasks, but the idea here is the physical location of the button. According to the Droplet creators, many of us tend to swipe smartphone reminders off the screen and then never remember to go back and do them. But with Droplet, you’ll need to be near the item/task at hand in order to dismiss it.

As for the software end of things, beyond the tracking and notifications, Droplet collates all your data allowing you to analyze it and keep track of your personal progress. The goal here is to help users to develop better habits by allowing them to see daily and monthly trends, among other things. You’ll also be able to fire off specific notifications to family and friends for shared chores or activities.

Currently sitting at just over half its Kickstarter goal with 26 days remaining in the campaign, Droplet still has a way to go before it becomes a reality. There are several setups available on Kickstarter right now starting at $39 with an estimated delivery date of December 2015.

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