Looking for the best scheduler for your iPhone or iPad text messages, calls and email configurations, then, here’s an app to create a task once and it will execute automatically, configure time and days of week when you want it to repeat. Scheduled, is one app that goes around Apple’s restrictions to help schedule and send automated text at specified time, giving iOS users the ability to schedule those must-not-miss messages, also allowing them to be sent at a better time without the fear of forgetting.
Using this app on your Apple’s device you never forget to tell a friend happy birthday, good luck or congratulations. There is no way to write a heartfelt thank you to be texted at a later date, neither SMS nor most messaging apps – including iMessage – allow you to draft in advance and schedule it to be sent out on a later date. But a new iOS application called Scheduled can help you in a better way.
To be clear, the app does not actually schedule texts for automatic sending. For that, you would need to hack your iPhone and use some of the jailbreak apps instead. Apple does not allow for this functionality, officially.
The only feature which several iPhone owners have long wanted Apple to add to its stock Messages app as well as third-party alternatives, and that is one ability to schedule messages to be automatically sent at a later time or date. Unfortunately, Apple seems to have little appetite for making that happen, which is where third parties come in.
Scheduled is an app, available for free from the App Store, which at least come close to filling that void. What exactly Scheduled does is offer an approved workaround for scheduling texts. The app itself is simple and straightforward to use.
Due to Apple rules and regulations, Scheduled can indeed schedule messages to be sent later, but the covet is that it cannot do that automatically. Scheduled offers the next best thing though by offering users the ability to type out their message, and then be reminded to send it via not just Messages but other third-party messaging solutions which includes WhatsApp, Twitter, Messenger and more. Yet another feature Scheduled can also do is that it can be used for reminding you of emails, and phone calls easily.
In order to schedule your text messages, you will first and foremost select the person you want to text from your Contacts. Write the text you want to send and also select the time you want to be reminded to send the text. When that time rolls around, Scheduled sends you a push notification so you can return to the app to send the text.
After sending, a quick swipe will delete the reminder from the app’s queue. Scheduled isn’t only for SMS or iMessage, though, it also supports messaging apps like Telegram, and others, and it allow you to just copy the message’s text to paste it into any other app for your choice. Nevertheless, it can be used for reminding you of emails or even phone calls, too.
The folks behind Scheduled are offering the app for free, and those who want to be able to schedule more than single, four messages at a time can unlock that feature by handing over $0.99 via in-app purchase. It is of course legitimate that Scheduled is not the first app to offer this kind of functionality, but we would wage it’s one of the better solution to those looking apps to do it.
Furthermore, Scheduled plans to add support for LinkedIn and Slack, and it will rollout a few tweaks to the sending flow, Apple Watch integration, and Android support at some point, as well as some alterations to how the app can be used as part of the road map, according to the developer outside of Amsterdam. To be fair, Scheduled’s interface is clean and modern, compared with those we’ve seen previously.
Looking around us, Scheduled is as close to answering users’ prayers as we are likely to get.
(Download: Scheduled for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)
Update x1: There’s now another app called Delayd also provides a similar functionality and the ability to schedule SMS Text messages, but not as great than this Scheduled app.
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