The Messages-for-the-Future Edition Sunday, April 18, 2021

How To Schedule Emails And Texts To Send Anytime You Want, by David Nield, Wired

There can be all kinds of reasons you don't want to send a text message or an email straight away—maybe you know the recipient is busy or in a completely different time zone, or perhaps the information you're sending won't be relevant for a while.

Today's mobile and desktop apps are adapting to give you more options when it comes to scheduling your messages for the future. These are the tools you can use and the options you've got.

'School Assistant' App Helps Students Manage Their School Tasks, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

If you ever needed help to track your assignments, manage your schedule or check Google Classroom, there’s an app that can help you with that.

How The Smart Remote Lost Its Way, by Brian Barrett, Wired

It’s true that at this point that absence will be felt almost entirely by the most serious A/V heads. But it’s also worth asking why an entire product category—one that aimed to make lives simpler and mostly succeeded in doing so—has largely dissolved.

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I want something opposite of scheduled-emails. I want my email service provider -- as well as text message providers -- to be intelligent enough to know which emails and text messages I need to read right now, and which emails and text messages can wait untiil I return to work on Monday morning.


Thanks for reading.