how to send myself a daily message?
December 1, 2012 7:20 AM   Subscribe

what's the best way to send an automatic random reminder to myself every day?

In my bid to maintain a habitual awareness about my mental and spiritual wellbeing, I'd like to have an iPhone prompt or email appear every morning, which draws randomly from a large bank of inspiring quotes of my own choosing. Ideally I can add to the bank over time. I would also prefer an iPhone prompt e.g. an alarm-like function with a message I can acknowledge, rather than an email, as I get more than enough email. But I'd settle if there were no other option. Is there an app for this?
posted by starcrust to Technology (5 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I've never seen an app for this (though it would be simple enough to create one), but googling around just now brought up these instructions for sending yourself a daily email using a Google spreadsheet.
posted by 168 at 7:55 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Oh, wonderful! As an added bonus, on a hunch I did some investigation and it seems you can send text messages via email to most US phones for free. So there's my hack right there. Thanks so much!
posted by starcrust at 8:18 AM on December 1, 2012

If you have Google calendar set up on your phone, you can make a recurring event, and include an alarm each time.
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