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I have been serving in youth ministry for nearly 20 years, am currently the Director of Student Ministries at Valley Church in Des Moines, IA, and am on a first name basis with several Best Buy and Apple employees. My wife Keri and I have been married over ten years and have three great boys. My four favorite things are Jesus, my wife, Chicago Style Pizza, and fighting off our boys with sweet ninja moves.

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I get pretty excited when I download a new app that actually finds its way into regular use. My latest fave is called “Text Later.” Every once in a while I have something I need to text, but it is not the right time. But too often, when the right time hits I forget to do it.

The other day I asked my friend if he would email me a file, he said “sure” and to send him a text reminder. I could have been “that guy” and text him on the spot (Ha, ball in your court), but that is lame. What I normally would do is put the message in my phone as a reminder, but now I use “Text Later.”

With “Text Later“…
• I enter my message in the app.
• Schedule when I want to send the text.
• At the time I scheduled the app forces open iOS Messages app with the message in it.
• If I am ready to send, I hit send.
• That’s it.

There are a few apps in the app store like this, and they all seem to get a few bad reviews because they do not actually “send” the text at the time scheduled, they place the message in a text and remind the user to send it at the designated time. This is a restriction with Apple–not app developers.

 

Dear Reviewers ★☆☆☆☆,

I am thankful Apple does not let 3rd party apps control this feature. I do not want apps rooting through my contacts and spamming in my name.

Truly Yours,
Brandon Early
@uthguy9

2 COMMENTS

  • Jeff D says:

    Hey Brandon. I have used FutureText as well and like it. I have certain texts that I send out each week as reminders to people and it does the same thing. It reminds me, I make any changes and then send. Real time saver.

  • Jeff D says:

    Hey Brandon. I have used FutureText as well and like it. I have certain texts that I send out each week as reminders to people and it does the same thing. It reminds me, I make any changes and then send. Real time saver.

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