I think everyone's had that brilliant idea they wanted to text to someone, but it was the middle of the night. We've all forgotten to send that "Happy birthday" text message until either the last minute or the next day. What if you had an easy-to-use app that would remind you with a ready-to-send text message? That's what Scheduled is all about
Here’s how Scheduled works. First, you schedule a text message by choosing the contact you want to send it to, entering the text message you want to send, and specifying the date and time you want the text message to be sent. You will then get reminded when it’s time to send the text message, and you can choose the messaging app you want to use with the text message already copied in the message field — the app supports Messages, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Twitter, Mail (for emailing the message), and Phone (for calling the contact to deliver your message yourself).
Never forget to stay in touch with people that matter to you
Scheduled does a fantastic job of reminding you when it's time to send that text message. You get a notification, you choose which messaging service you want to use, and Scheduled fills in everything for you. All you have to do is tap send. The app works with a wide variety of messaging platforms: Messages, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, and email, just to name a few. It is reliable, works well, and even supports repeating messages so you can schedule your happy birthday text messages once and never forget them again. If you have your birthdays on your calendar, Scheduled can even import them into the app to make setting up those reminders even easier. The only thing it doesn't do is automatically send those messages, but the developers say they are working on that.
Without an in-app purchase, you are limited to just three scheduled text messages. That's rather limiting, and a fairly odd number to cut you off at. If you don't make the in-app purchase when you first launch the app, it's difficult to find a way to buy the upgrade short of searching in the App Store again. Finally, choosing the date to send your text is a bit cumbersome. I'd like to see calendar popup, instead of the date wheel selector.
Scheduled is an excellent choice for managing your text messages before you send them. It integrates well with your contacts, works with just about every messaging platform you can imagine, and even supports repeating messages. The only thing it doesn't do is automatically send the message for you, but few (if any) of its competitors are able to do that yet. It's not something that Apple encourages or endorses. If you're looking for a way to make sure you remember to send that important text message, look no further.