Google has unveiled what looks to be a Really Useful Service as an enhancement to its Gmail (eternal Beta). They call it “custom time”.
New! Gmail Custom TimeTM
Ever wish you could go back in time and send that crucial email that could have changed everything — if only it hadn't slipped your mind? Gmail can now help you with those missed deadlines, missed birthdays and missed opportunities.
A Google approach to email.
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Lots of space
Over 2757.272164 megabytes (and counting) of free storage so you'll never need to delete another message.
Pre-date your messages
You tell us what time you would have wanted your email sent, and we'll take care of the rest. Need an email to arrive 6 hours ago? No problem.
Mark as read or unread
Take sending emails to the past one step further. We let you make emails look like they've been read all along.
Make them count
Use your custom time stamped messages wisely — each Gmail user gets ten per year.
Forget your finance reports. Forget your anniversary. We'll make it look like you remembered.
I can imagine so many uses…. Do be sure to note the various limits on functionality.