May 13, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Tokyo, Japan - Enfour today is pleased to introduce POSTpone! 1.0 for iOS, their new productivity app that allows the user to compose an email or SMS and be reminded when it is time to send it. With POSTpone! messages arrive when and only when they should, it lets you review before sending, and automate tedious recurring messages. The app works by setting up a local push notification, which presents the message the user set aside for delayed transmission. Then it uses in-app email or SMS to send the message through the System's outbox.
The app launches and operates in portrait mode to reveal a scrolling summary list of messages created within the app and awaiting action. At the bottom right are two icons for selecting the type of message: email or SMS. Touching either one brings up a standard message form, including the following text fields: To, CC, BCC, Subject, and Message Field (Subject, CC, and BCC are not available in SMS). The user may fill in the necessary fields with the iOS software keyboard and then touch the Set button in the top right. This brings up the Date picker, an infinite odometer that allows the user to dial in the exact time and date they wish to receive their reminder. The picker is incremented in five minute slots, letting the user send immediately or a future time at least five minutes hence.
It is also possible to switch the timer function off for any message. The suspended message will remain inside the app until a time setting has been assigned. In addition, the user may set any message to automatically recur at the same time every day, week, month, or year -ideal for birthdays, anniversaries or anything else. Items in the message list may be edited for content or deleted, and may also have their reminder time settings revised.
Having received a push-notification reminder, the user simply taps the "OK" button to open the POSTpone! app. Tapping the "Now" button automatically opens Mail or SMS. Touching the Send button activates the normal process of sending the message. As an added convenience, the app supports both SpellChecker and TextExpander snippets. It is also possible to reschedule messages for a later time.
* Compose an email or SMS message now and set it to be sent later
* Specify the exact time and date of the reminder
* Receive a push-notification reminder on the time and date the message should to be sent
* Messages and reminder times may be edited later
* Messages and reminders may be set to recur daily, weekly, monthly, or annually
* Messages are stored in the app until a reminder is scheduled
* Compatible with "TextExpander" snippets and "SpellChecker"
* Messages are not sent out automatically, preventing accidental delivery of messages
"If you ever leave messages in your Outbox, or save text to your Drafts folder and forget to send them, then POSTpone! is the app you've been waiting for," stated Enfour CEO Richard Northcott. "Now you can set up reminders to send out messages on any future date, at any time you specify."
* US English and Japanese
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
POSTpone! 1.0 is normally $1.99 (USD), but is now at the introductory price of $0.99 and available through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Tokyo, Japan, the Enfour, Inc. team is an independent software company founded in 1992 by Richard Northcott. With nearly twenty years specializing in multilingual text handling and mobile computing, Enfour's aim is developing unique and useful software for the iOS and OSX platforms. On the iOS, their main focus is brand-name dictionaries and reference tools. Titles include American Heritage, Oxford University Press, Longman, and Collins dictionaries. Copyright (C) 2011 Enfour, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.