Dated Box

Alpha version released

DatedBox Studio screenshot

There is an official DadedBox Studio alpha release.  It includes all basic functionality. The release is  focused on end-user experience, user interface and core functionality. The Studio is already functional and you can make DatedBox'es with it. While some minor changes in the User Interface are still on the way, the main User Interface logic will stay the same.

In the following beta release we expect to implement some additional features, add more skins and DatedBox templates.

The Alpha release is limited to two months in favour of the upcoming beta release.

brief details

Dated Box - a small program, kind of archive. You can pack a message inside it and lock it till some date. This program is easy to use it only has two buttons - Open (box) and Exit


DatedBox Studio - Studio where you can quickly create Dated Box. When started it guides you through box creation wizard and make final box. This has got more then five buttons but still easy to use.


Unlock date - the date when Dated Box will open and show packed content.


On Date Message - file or text message packed inside Dated Box. It is actually main message which will not be available until Unlock date.


Too Early Message - there are could be many of them. If you only include standard message it could be boring - the other person will have to just wait... Instead, you can make fun of it! Make different messages, audio, video, pictures, just text. Making "Too early message" the thing you can be super creative about. Just imagine...!



So, download and install DatedBox Studio, it is free. Run it, then make On Date Message, add Too Early Message and set the Unlock Date and hit the button, Studio will make Dated Box!

Time flies...

Ever wanted to send something to the future?!

Or, send someone a gift, which should be locked till some special date in the future?

Or, simply lock several files till a date in use to use archive?

Or, say something secret, which should be kept as secret till the date?!

Or, share your thoughts, your present-day thoughts, with someone in the future?

...there is a very simple solution.


DatedBox Studio and make your box in few clicks.

How it works

To cut the long story short, Dated Box is a small program or archive which has got a file or message packed inside and also has got a date lock. When you receive it you can only open it and get inside - pretty much the same as when you receive a parcel by post. Plus the date lock - if you try to open the box any earlier then the sender wanted, you will get a "Hmmm too early!" message (or something like that) . .... and only after the date, you will get the message packed inside.


It can be a dated gift box for a celebration, something you want to share but cannot wait to share. ... Or, some secret thoughts which you really want to share but cannot do so right now and have to wait - this happens often... for whatever reason. So now you do not have to wait, you can just say want you think and then lock it! Till the time is right!


And the last but not least important - you keep you future messages private! You do not have to store your message on any web server or within any e-mail program. Of course you can do that, but you do not have to! Your message is archived into a DatedBox - a single, self-contained, which is only yours.


Dated Box Studio

This is also a small program, which lets you create a DatedBox. You define your message to be shown on date. The too early message, which will be shown if the box is opened any earlier then the date. Set the lock date - that's it.


Optionally, you can add the sender\receiver information and also customize the look of your box. You can add your own background picture and the box color. The complete tutorial (which in most of the cases will not even be needed is... coming soon)

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