Future alert prompt & scheduling of mass group SMS texting for the iPhone. Ability to create custom groups, e.g., for your sports team participants/members if you are a coach, or if you are a band, and you tour, you can segment recipients into groups, e.g., by region. Same goes for club promoters who keep separate lists.
***Please note that you will still get an alert/prompt before the message can go out. The app would need to use a "SMS Gateway" which would not show your phone number as the sender. Hence the app is ad-supported. Apple restricts the ability to bypass the alert via the MFMessageComposeViewController class, see 'http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10848/how-to-programmatically-send-sms-on-the-iphone' for an explanation.
Never miss another opportunity to wish someone a happy anniversary, birthday, holiday, Christmas, New Years, et al.
Recurrence/repeat option allows you to choose hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.
Create, save and re-use pre-written messages.
Upgrading the app keeps any saved data such as new pre-written messages and groups.
Fixed crashes to improve stability.
Ratings and Reviews
Avid group texter (again)
I’ve been using this app for a few years. Haven’t quit using it although in the past I’ve struggled with aspects of it. Most recent updates seem to have stabilized and cleared many of the past issues I’ve wrestled with. Apple makes it difficult to get all I want out of a group text app, but this one does a good job and gets the job done, and for free.
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry about your experience a new release comes out today and fixes this and many issues, hope you give it another chance. Let me know if your still experience problems and how many recipients are in your group.
I literally never write reviews, but I found it necessary to review this one. I searched for days for an app that would assist me in sending reminders to a group of friends for a savings challenge we are doing. Every app I found was lacking in some area, and very few allowed an option to create or send to groups. This app does exactly what I need. I was able to schedule messages for the entire year of 2016 and could have done more if I needed. If I had any complaint or area for suggestion, it would be to have a biweekly or custom option for recurring messages. But I still believe the app is worth five stars. It is easy to navigate and it does what it says it does. I understand Apple doesn't allow third party apps to send messages so I am okay with having to simply press send when my alert pops up. It's better than having to remember to type the whole message every other week for the group! Great job on this one!
This is the perfect app for me or so I thought. I have three for lunch perhaps that schedule at different times of the month. Caught one needs the first Monday of the month, group to meet the second Tuesday etc. You get the idea. I thought this would be perfect so I could just put each groups name and phone number and text each group to let them know where and when we'll meet next. Not only is the color so horrible that I can't even see what I'm typing in, but I'm having a very hard time drawing my phone numbers from my contacts. I can't put a name in there because it doesn't work. Nothing works and I looked at your tutorial to make sure I was doing it right. What am I doing wrong and please please change that horrible brown color.
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry about your experience a new release comes out today and many issues have been fixed, hope you give it another chance. The version released July 14, 2.7.1, makes all of the text white against the brown background and improves visibility of the text greatly. I hope you agree.
- Rob Kudyba
- 14 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2012-2018 Candlewick Companion
- In-App Purchases
- ability to remove ads and enable importing of csv files for groups/contacts $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.