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This app lets you text yourself up to 25 years in the future



Have you ever texted yourself something? Yes you have, you have texted yourself the name of a song, or a picture of your cat or a reminder to not to speak to someone because of certain reasons.

The thing is, when you do this, the text immediately appears in your inbox – what if you want to text yourself something in a week, or a month, or in 25 years?

It may seem pointless when you have a calendar, but when you think about it, it’s actually quite fun, and dare I say it: sweet. A sweet app for remembering nice things that have happened, called Incubate.

The app’s creator, Michael McCluney, originally came up with the idea when his friend, who was raising triplets at the time, expressed a want to show his kids footage of them when they were older, but was worried he’d lose it somewhere. Good Guy Michael simply invented the app and his friend was then able to send footage into the future, ready for his teenage children to be embarrassed by – they’re going to “love” him when this happens.

McCluney has also found that many users are utilising its magic features to keep the memories of their weddings alive by sending regular updates down the line, of their big day. He even introduced a specific add-on called Incubate My Wedding, which allows guests to send their own memories to the hopefully-still-happy couple.

An additional extra is the Future Booth, which is basically a giant iPad installation that allows wedding guests to take wacky photos and videos that will be sent to the couple later.

McCluney told Brides: “Every bride in history has said, ‘My wedding day was a blur,’ but now it doesn’t have to be. You will receive messages from the biggest day of your life from those who you love most, your wedding day never ends. And there is nothing more special that being reconnected with those loved ones for years to come.”

The add-on costs AED1,095 though…

Still, the basic app is free, and you can still send yourself a future text or a personal wedding day celebration text, but come on – this is for practical jokes, isn’t it? Sending your best mate a text in five years time that says something like “Today marks the five year anniversary of when you told your boss that you’d be much happier without him. Look at you now – you’re still working for him.”

At present, Incubate is only available on iPhones, but it will most likely roll out on other platforms soon.

To download the app, click here.

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