In a busy, but mobile world the ability to schedule text messages to be sent at future dates and times is a beneficial one. Whether you are a busy parent who wants to remind family members of weekly activities, errands or engagements or you are a small or independent business owner who communicates with employees via text, there are numerous possibilities that would make a scheduled text messaging app useful. Future-Text by Rocket Apps is an app that lets users pre-program (or pre-compose) text messages to be sent at a later date. While the concept of scheduling text messages is appealing, seems it is a difficult one for developers to implement.
Future-Text is one of a few text/SMS schedulers available in the App Store. The general idea may be misleading to those who want to write the message, schedule it and forget it. Like its competitors, Future-Text will allow users to create a draft of a message and then schedule a reminder for the message to be sent. The reminder to send the message pops up on your screen and then takes you to the messaging application where you have the option to send or cancel. One could argue that Future-Text is merely a scheduled reminder app, which are a dime a dozen in the App Store. However, the one advantage of apps like Future-Text over a simple reminder is the ability to have the message already drafted and ready to send. (more...)