With the Android app ReplyASAP downloaded, anytime the phone receives a text from another connected user, the phone locks down until that text is answered or at least read.
If the phone is on silent, the app sets off an alarm to get the user’s attention.
The app was first developed by Nick Herbert, a dad who wanted to make sure other parents never had to wait, worried, while their texts go ignored.
The app has been downloaded more than 75,000 times since it was launched back in August 2017.
While the app is free, a few bucks can unlock even more features.