Type a message, select a time or location, and press send. That's all! Your message will appear in the future as a reminder or motivation :)

HiFutureSelf is not a to-do list. There are no checkmarks or badges. No need to stare at your phone. The messages will arrive in the moment, right when you need them.

HiFutureSelf is designed for your everyday tasks, like picking things up at a grocery store, encouraging yourself to do another lap, or remembering to text a friend.

Available only on the Apple App Store

***** "A simple interface to do a simple task. Perfectly lightweight, filling the niche for a quick reminder program."
- by Macababy

***** "Great compliment to calendar"
- by Anony-K

***** "Very helpful. Better than timers alarms and calendar."
- by Imbeast23

"You need to download [HiFutureSelf] now." -
"5/5" -
"Grab it!" -

What's New

Version 1.9.8

What's new:
- Improved message search! You can now search by the message text, date, repeat interval, or location
- Tapping on a recent location now moves to the top of your list! It's intuitive, and that's how it should have worked :)
- Our tiny app got a little tinier! Big code optimization and cleanup made the app even smaller than before

I hope you are enjoying the updates! If you're loving HiFutureSelf, please leave a quick review!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings
18 Ratings

Excellent Single Purpose App


And Now for iPad!

Thank you to the developer for listening to my suggestion for an iPad version. Now works perfectly in landscape mode. This app does exactly what it says. Write yourself an email for a reminder sometime in the future. It will show up right when you need it.

Updated update (yeah, I know): I was contacted by the developer who tells me that an update with iPad version + landscape mode is coming soon. Thank you.

Review Update: I have completely stopped using this app because it will not work on an iPad in landscape mode.

• Here’s a request to the developer (whom I have previously contacted via email on this issue). Please adapt this to iPad and landscape mode.

There are a large number of people who would use this app if it would work in landscape mode. For any type of writing or written communication I use an iPad almost exclusively. I use a keyboard. I use something other than Hi Future Self that actually works.

Previous review (was 5 stars):

This app has been around for awhile, but now with and update. I have been using this for a long time. I often send email reminders to myself that arrive days, months, or years into the future. It saves me on anniversaries, or birthdays, or other distant events.

Of course if you think that current politics will result in a destroyed planet you won't need this app.

Native Reminders light


This is a nice looking light version of Apple’s native Reminders app.
Thank you for listing reminders in chronological order. This makes the app useful if you have more than a handful of reminders.
Please consider adding iCloud sync and a search function. Since there is no Contacts integration please expand the recent list of GPS locations from 3 to 10. Also useful would be an option when entering a geofence for a delayed Notification of 5 minutes to an hour. For example, when you break the geofence you may still have to park or ride an elevator so you may get to your office 15 minutes after breaking the geofence. I used this feature on an old 32 bit app that I can no longer run. It was very useful.

Developer Response

Thanks, Kplan23! All great suggestions. I’m so excited to add these features. Keep an eye open for updates over the next few months 😁

Still awesome!


I’ve been using this app for years & I still love it. It’s a minimalist reminder app for those times when you don’t have time to fiddle with settings related to the thing you need to remember in the future. It just works!

Thanks for all the recent updates! A few suggestions?? 1: Change the “Sent” tab to “Upcoming” or something like that. 2: Have the paper airplane icon in the upper right be there when you edit Received reminders - to set them again (it’s there but just not visually) 3: Add a “No sound” option? 😊


dBelement, LLC
7.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© dBelement, LLC


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