But, alas, youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re still always late. Granted, you usually have a decent excuse, but it doesnâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t matter in the eyes of a big shot CEO, an impatient customer or your time management class instructor.
Thankfully, if youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re packing a GPS-enabled Windows smartphone with a calendar to boot, thereâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s some help. Oops IâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢m Late canâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t save you time âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº it lacks the necessary flux capacitor âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº but it can save you embarrassment and the need to make up lame excuses. The relatively new application synchs up with your calendar and GPS, and sends messages to waiting parties letting know youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re late (and how late), on time or that youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢ve already arrived. These messages can be delivered to selected parties via SMS, Twitter and Facebook.
The time management app comes in a free version (ads included), and pay-for versions that include elevating suites of features and top out at $24.99. Bulk discounts are also available for business orders.
Oops IâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢m Late clocked in on Jan. 1, 2007, and has since launched several iterations with steadily improving functionality, including integration with Microsoft Live Search. No doubt the applicationâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s owners are banking on more states passing âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬no driving while talking on handsetâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ laws, as the serviceâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s hands-free safety pitch is key to its success.