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Monkey On Your Back

Online Task Delegation Tool


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Published 11/15/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Monkey On Your Back offers a unique approach to creating tasks and getting things done. While other services allow users to create to do lists and reminders for themselves, Monkey On Your Back gives users a way to delegate tasks to others. It is essentially a virtual “monkey on your back”, reminding team members, employees or others to get tasks done so projects are completed on time and deadlines are met. The user can create an account and begin sending out email messages that include task information. The user is sent a reminder when the deadline for completion has passed so they can follow up and see if the work was completed on time.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Monkey On Your Back was created to give project managers and others a way to keep the people they are responsible for on task. The minds behind Monkey On Your Back are also responsible for creating 9Cays, Alien Camel, Community Email, and Trusted Mailbox. Today, Monkey On Your Back offers a humorous way to stay on top of deadlines when the actions of others influence progress.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are easily a hundred ways to organize tasks personally. Anyone can create a to do list or purchase software or an account with one of the many applications that do the same. However, these are all geared towards the user reminding themselves or collaboration. Monkey On Your Back allows the user to send out reminders and messages to the people they are responsible for. It is not a collaboration tool, but a reminder that can be sent from one person to the other.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Monkey On Your Back offers a gentle blue and white color scheme highlighted by a comical cartoon monkey image. The site is very welcoming and adds a fun twist to sending reminders to others. This is important because some individuals have a difficult time getting on someone’s back to get things done. Monkey On Your Back provides a not-so-confrontational way to send a reminder and ensure deadlines are met.

How does the registration process work?

Users can create a Monkey On Your Back account by clicking the orange “Create Your Free Account” button at the bottom of the homepage. The first part of the three step registration process asks for an email address, name, time zone, password, and terms of service agreement. The third part asks the user to check their email for a confirmation message. After clicking the link in the message, the user can complete their account information and finish the third step in the registration process.

What does it cost to use the application?

Monkey On Your Back offers a simple, but functional service. Anyone can create an account for free. There is no premium paid account offered at this time. Given the simple service the application provides, this is a good choice. In order to justify a payment, Monkey On Your Back would need to include additional features. For now, the price is right for the service users receive.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Project managers or anyone responsible for overseeing a group can really appreciate Monkey On Your Back. The site offers a basic service that is easy to learn how to use. It can be tailored to any industry or even used for projects that are not professional in nature. Non profit organizations or groups of friends can get things done together with Monkey On Your Back.

  • Send reminders to team members or anyone else responsible for a task
  • Receive an email notification when the task deadline has passed
  • Monitor all your monkeys from one centralized location
  • Review reminder history or “kill” a reminder
  • Sort reminders by monkeys sent and monkeys “on your back”


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