Each week we feature a new app created by an African American Founder. This week, we feature On Second Thought.
Have you ever sent a text message only to immediately regret it? We’ve all been there. Fortunately, Founder and CEO Maci Peterson has the ultimate solution. On Second Thought allows you to recall text messages. On Second Thought brilliant intercepts regretful text messages before the recipient has the chance to read them whether the recipient has the app or not. Whether your goal is to recover from an embarrassing spelling mistake, to stop auto-correct from remixing your message, or to keep yourself from sending that “hey, big head” text to your ex in the middle of the night, On Second Thought might just be your favorite new app.
On Second Thought allows you to either delete or edit a sent text message within 60 seconds. The app also has a “curfew” feature which when on, will stop text messages from being sent out until you’re back in your right mind the next morning. I bet there’s not a person alive that doesn’t wish they had downloaded this app at one point or another.
Founder Maci Peterson knew she had a solid idea after she conducted an impromptu focus group with her friends that solidified the need for the solution she had in mind. Peterson entered a pitch contests at South by Southwest. She obviously impressed the judges as she took home the 1st place prize for the pitch competition. Peterson connected with college classmate Stewart Voit and they never had a second thought about moving forward with the idea.
While On Second Thought isn’t publicly available in the Apple Store, you can easily download the App from the Google Play store to give it a test drive. If you’re prone to “drunk texts”, On Second Thought might just be the lifesaver you need.