Parents - Mobile
Whether you're at home or on the go, the OurFamilyWizard mobile app keeps you connected to your messages. No need to worry about missed messages or lost correspondence. All of your messages are thoroughly documented and saved indefinitely.
Get to know how to use the Messages section on the OurFamilyWizard mobile app using the tutorials below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Understand how to send, receive, and review OFW messages via the mobile app. Here are some common questions about messages.
I archive a message I sent to my co-parent. Will they still be able to see it?
Yes. Once a message is sent, there is no way to move it on the recipient's end.
How can I tell if my co-parent has opened a message I sent to them?
In your Sent Messages folder, look for the message in question. Open that message, and look to your co-parent's name in the "To" field. Tap "Details" to see whether or not your co-parent has viewed a message.
If you see a date and time, this indicates the first date and time that your co-parent viewed the message. If it says "Never Viewed", then your co-parent has not yet opened and viewed that message.
How do I know if a message has been sent successfully?
Review your Sent Messages folder to see a list of every message you have sent successfully on OurFamilyWizard.
To send a message, tap the Add Item button, then tap Message. Add recipient(s), enter a subject, write your message, and hit Send.
Not ready to send your message yet? Tap Cancel, then tap Save to save your message as a draft.
It's easy to send photos and other files as attachments to messages. Via the mobile app, you can attach one or multiple files from your phone's camera roll or iCloud drive. You can also attach one or multiple files that you've already uploaded to MyFiles.
Understanding your Archive folder
On OurFamilyWizard, every message you send and receive is saved indefinitely. Even if you move messages to the Archive folder, you'll always be able to recover them within your account.
Analysing your message with ToneMeter
Co-parenting communication can be a challenge, especially if conflict and miscommunication are issues you feel that you're constantly tackling. ToneMeter can assist you in drafting clear and concise messages every time. Like an emotional spell-check, ToneMeter will review the content of new messages you draft, flag any emotionally-charged phrases, and offer insights as to how your tone may be received. You'll always have a chance to edit any aspect of your message prior to sending.
Sorting messages into folders
You can organise your messages just the way you like them with custom folders. Once created, sort messages by clicking on the 'Folder' icon located at the bottom of your screen when viewing a message.