Yes! We are really proud to present to you: Cuicit Beta
For now the use of our application is available by invite only. But don’t worry, you can get one too! How can you sign up if you haven’t yet? There are two ways to join:
get invited by one of primary users or leave your email at cuicit.com and we’ll send you an invite soon.
After sending out the first alpha invites, we received a lot of useful feedback. We tried to process all these remarks into our new and improved beta version. Of course this version is not perfect yet, so we are looking forward to your much appreciated comments again. They will enable us to perfect our service even further.
To get to know the new version, check out some of our most interesting features that are already available:
you can import contacts from your email, create groups to organize your contacts and send out invites even sooner, and get an clever overview of all your current events. This enables you to keep track of everything easily.
Furthermore, there are quite some exciting features and interesting ideas that are still in the pipeline. To tip you off, you can, amongst other stuff, look forward to discovering our calendar system within a brief delay. For now, Cuicit is available in English only, but Dutch and French will be uploaded pretty soon.
Thus, lots of things to keep an eye out for!
There it is: we are finally approaching the big date: our official launch! The moment we have been working towards for months now is only a few days away.
We have been looking forward to this as a team, and are really glad to be able to share Cuicit with the rest of the world. The support of our family and friends was one of the key factors in this achievement. Therefore we would like to present them - as well as everyone who reads this blogpost - with the opportunity to register on our waiting list and grant them the first access to the new Cuicit! Go to cuicit.com, sign up now, stop spending time scheduling events and start enjoying them!
So, keep an eye on your mailboxes because exclusive invites are heading your way! Through this email you will also be able to invite your own friends to join our waiting list. To up the stakes, we offer 5 persons in exchange the possibility to attend the limited launch party Saturday night. Whoever sends out the most invites to his or her contacts will be offered an sought-after entree to this spectacular event.
Don’t hesitate, spread the word and help usto help more people save time!
Tales of Mere Existence: Procrastination
Do you have difficulties getting started when there are some urgent (maybe not so pleasant) things you need to do? Maybe this will seem quite recognizable…
Lunch with your best friend, an afternoon out with your partner and kids, dinner with family, organising an event for old college mates, preparing a celebration for your grandparents, helping out the neighbours, trying to do some sports, volunteering for a benefit, … oh, and besides that, let’s not forget the obvious working and housekeeping!
Each one of these activities sounds great, apart from the latter two maybe. But all combined it gets somewhat overwhelming. We all know the feeling of not having enough time to get everything done and even more, of forgetting several things because there’s just too much to remember and take care of. This goes for life in general, but especially for your social life. You need to juggle with all your commitments towards family, friends, colleagues and other social engagements. And after a while you start to realise that some of the things that you used to do for fun are gradually transforming into burdens rather than delights. Time to take matters into your own hands and seperate the important things from the superfluous! But it might be even more challenging to get all of this straightened out than limiting your work life. Since these are all matters that you care about, cutting in them is not as self-evident as one might hope for.
How to deal with this? How to find the balance between a overloaded social life that drains you and a non-existing one in which you neglect all those close to you? There must be something in between that is fulfilling and engaging. Clearly, this is not coming all at once, but it’ll need some work and may come to you only gradually. We can’t promise you a perfectly balanced social calendar in the blink of an eye, but we would like to provide you with some tips to get you started.
First things first: be honest!
Although we start from the assumption that most of your social activities are indispensable, it’s time to take a closer look and be honest with yourself. Maybe there are some commitments that you used to find worthwhile and that you have outgrown or that are just not that meaningful to you anymore. Of course we are not talking about close relationships to family and friends or your favorite hobbies, but there might be some social engagements that you should try to reduce.
So, sit down and make a list of all your commitments and see if there is nothing that you should actually let go of. And once you have decided, don’t postpone doing something with it. Immediately think of a strategy to turn your decision into action. Do you need to call or email someone, or meet up? Is there maybe someone you could convince to take over your commitment? Once you’ve determined what needs to be done and taken the first steps to realise that, you’v already come a long way.
Prioritize and limit
After having let go of some activities, you already took an important step forward in reorganising your social life. Normally, everything that you’re still doing is meaningful to you. However, not all equally. Some things are just more important than other. So the second action you should undertake, whatever awkward it might feel, is to put your remaining activities in order of importance. Once you’ve done that, you might want to determine the frequency with which you want to do each activity. Just make sure you keep it feasable. Going to the gym 5 times a week, seeing your friends twice and visiting all your close relatives at least once a week combined with your work and family life is just an overcharged schedule. Ask yourself whether it is really necessary to do all those things that often. Maybe you can limit a few of them. If you’re comfortable with it, you might even, as a next level, fix regular days for every activity.
Although multitasking has gotten a quite negative connotation lately, we would like to give you some ideas in which multitasking might help in your social life. When you look at your activity overview, you should try imagining whether there aren’t some activities take could actually combined.
So, we just gave you a few ideas to get you going. But one of the most important things remains that you should not worry about everything too much. In general, you should be able to say that your social life brings you pleasure. If it gets your stressed out and overwhelmed, that’s just not the point. So what, if you can’t attend every single event, or if you have to say ‘no’ because you have other plans, or maybe just want to stay at home… don’t get yourself worked up over it and try to accept that you can’t do it all. People close to you will understand and they might even prefer to see you just a little bit less but not as stressed out. And remember that what goes for you, is also the case for others. Give your friends a break as well if they skip something you organise. If you keep everything relaxed, you’ll enjoy your activities even more!
Slowly but surely the days are lengthening and we are leaving the dark and cold winter behind us. Spring time is coming very soon and is bringing with it not only rays of sunshine, but lots of pleasant evenings and afternoons outdoors. With the reborn light and freshness comes a renewed desire to schedule drinks with friends, parties, bbq’s, afternoons in the park, lazy lunches, … The ideal period to meet up with people you lost contact with during the winter and to revive your social life! But how to keep track of all these invitations and different occasions? Don’t worry, by then you’ll find the ideal scheduling assistant in Cuicit! Meeting up will seem easier than ever. Starting from March, 27th, 2 am, Cuicit will be alive and kicking! In the mean time you’ll discover our new look in the real life version pretty soon. Hope you enjoy it! You’ll hear from us in the near future. Peter, Koen, Karel & Leen
Slowly but surely the days are lengthening and we are leaving the dark and cold winter behind us. Spring time is coming very soon and is bringing with it not only rays of sunshine, but lots of pleasant evenings and afternoons outdoors.
With the reborn light and freshness comes a renewed desire to schedule drinks with friends, parties, bbq’s, afternoons in the park, lazy lunches, … The ideal period to meet up with people you lost contact with during the winter and to revive your social life!
But how to keep track of all these invitations and different occasions?
Don’t worry, by then you’ll find the ideal scheduling assistant in Cuicit! Meeting up will seem easier than ever. Starting from March, 27th, 2 am, Cuicit will be alive and kicking!
In the mean time you’ll discover our new look in the real life version pretty soon.
Hope you enjoy it! You’ll hear from us in the near future.
Peter, Koen, Karel & Leen
As annouced earlier, the official Cuicit-launch is approaching quickly.
In order to make this all possible, the programming for the new Cuicit-version is reaching unknown heigths. Meanwhile, exciting changes are also taking place both on the surface as well as behind the scenes.To keep you all posted of the progress we are making, we like to fill you in on some of these changes.
Firstly, to lift already a small corner of the veil, we proudly present our new Cuicit-logo and overall look which you can discover in preview on our blog.
Secondly, we are glad to welcome Karel to our team, a brilliant civil engineer who’ll be a great team member and a real asset to us!
These changes are just a preview of our new and enhanced version that you’re about to discover, so definitely stay tuned!
Leen, Koen, Karel & Peter
First of all a happy New Year to all of you, from the entire Cuicit-team. We hope that 2011 will be a great year that brings you everything, professional as well as private, that your heart longs for: lasting and new friendships, a good health and a great new app that makes your time-management a whole lot easier.
True: Since our last blog-post it has been a bit quiet around our application. But behind the scenes, the opposite is true.
A few weeks ago we sent out our first alpha-invites to some close friends and colleagues. They gave a lot of feedback (thanks to everyone!), which we’re now implementing to make Cuicit even cooler and more user-friendly.
Alongside we’re working hard on the automatic tests of the software, customization of emails, translation of Cuicit in Dutch and French, an online helpdesk, all legal requirements to start our business and the Cuicit-video.
We’ve reached the final stretch towards the official launch of Cuicit.
Thanks again to all of you for the ideas, remarks and support.
We’ll keep you posted!
Peter, Leen & Koen
Since we announced Cuicit.com to our friends and colleagues, we’ve heard from many of you – via email, Twitter, Facebook – with questions about what we’re building, how to get involved, and when you’ll be able to join.
Well, we’ve got lots to share. We have been working so hard building this amazing application for people who just want to simplify the way they manage their time and their social life. And we’ll be sharing more in the days and months to come!
In the meantime on this blog you’ll be able to keep in touch with what we’re building, learn more about the people behind Cuicit and hear from the organizations and individuals that inspire us.
Most importantly, we want to hear from you! Your ideas, suggestions, questions, … Whether you’re a big organization or just someone interested in making a difference, share all your thoughtful ideas, stories, and feedback below.
Thanks again for all your support,