February 21, 2014

iDoneThis – Daily Progress Updates

Have you ever gotten to the end of the workweek and wondered what you and your colleagues actually accomplished? When you’re working long hours, and you’re still miles away from the finish line, it can be difficult to remember all the milestones you’ve achieved along the way. iDoneThis is trying to change that, with daily email digests that recognize and celebrate everyday workplace accomplishments.

If you’re looking to raise morale among your employees, iDoneThis is worth checking out. Each evening, iDoneThis sends an email reminder to every person on your staff asking what they did that day. You and your employees are encouraged to respond back with a brief overview of that day’s accomplishments. The next morning, iDoneThis will send an office-wide email digest that lists everyone’s accomplishments from the previous days. Show your gratitude and appreciation for hard working employees with a single click. You can also start conversations from your email digest, or log-in to the iDoneThis website to see an overview of a week, month, or year’s worth of professional accomplishments.

The email digests that iDoneThis sends out each morning are a great way to kick-start the day, and they can help facilitate a culture of openness and gratitude in any office. Because iDoneThis works completely through email, your employees don’t have to use any new apps or tools to take advantage of the service.

Practical Uses:

  • Find out what your staff was working on yesterday
  • Congratulate employees when they reach project milestones
  • Show investors how much progress your staff is making toward a specific goal
  • Foster a more open and gracious office culture

Insider Tips:

  • iDoneThis integrates with a number of popular apps, like Zapier and GitHub
  • iDoneThis sends an email reminder to employees each afternoon
  • Employees can comment on each other’s individual accomplishments

What we liked:

  • iDoneThis can raise company morale
  • Managers have a complete history of what their employees have been working on
  • Companies can cut down on unnecessary meetings
  • Staffers don’t have to download any new apps or tools to participate

What we didn’t like:

  • It’s possible that some employees will eventually grow tired of receiving email digests each day


Company Info:

  • Launched: April 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Walter Chen and Rodrigo Guzman
  • Web site:


  • Personal plan is free
  • Gold plan is $5 per month
  • Business plan is $5 per member, per month

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