The folks at Yahoo have introduced a new digital assistant to help you keep your family’s schedule straight. This chatbot ( a chatbot is an automated program designed to simulate conversation via text messages) will hep you make lists and manage reminders for you and your family members.  For example, you can live update a grocery list while your spouse is shopping or schedule a reminder to everyone that there’s a soccer game at 4 p.m.

The best part is that there’s nothing to downloads and no passwords to remember. Getting started is as simple as texting “Hi” to 773-786.  Captain will text you back with instructions on how to set things up.   (If you’re using Sprint, you’ll need to permit shortened links to be active in your messages.)

~ Cynthia