Pony

The world’s first non-instant messenger

One daily pickup and delivery

View of Pony's home screen

Designed for mindful
correspondence

Choose morning, afternoon or evening, and Pony will pick up and deliver at that time.

  • Get Space

    Escape the constant stream of messages and have thoughtful, intentional correspondence.

  • Be Present

    Enjoy clearly set expectations that give you time to focus on what you want to say.

  • Find Rhythm

    Replace sporadic bursts of messages with steady conversations.

  • Express Yourself

    Go beyond text with images, embedded links and audio.

Why

The Internet has made it easier than ever to stay connected, but the applications we use limit the quality and nature of our communication. Always on and always instant, our apps work well for making plans or checking in throughout they day, but deprive us of the space we need to have conversations that are more than just chat. Receipts, security codes, and notifications arrive constantly and bury messages from people, driving us to respond quickly before it's too late to respond at all.

Pony was created because we need a way to elevate the conversations we don't want to lose. Pony is a place where we can maintain special connections with special people, above the day-to-day noise of our digital lives. It provides a steady, tranquil environment that isn't always changing. It promotes mindful, reflective correspondence that isn't rushed. It's designed to foster deep connections that last. Our goal is to fulfill the promise that technology should make our lives richer and more rewarding.

Inspiration

But lo! men have become the tools of their tools.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

So with a hundred "modern improvements"; there is an illusion about them; there is not always a positive advance. Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end…

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

One further effect of our closer time coordination and our instantaneous communication must be noted here: broken time and broken attention. The difficulties of transport and communication before 1850 automatically acted as a selective screen, which permitted no more stimuli to reach a person than he could handle: a certain urgency was necessary before one received a call from a long distance or was compelled to make a journey oneself: this condition of slow physical locomotion kept intercourse down to a human scale, and under definite control. Nowadays this screen has vanished: the remote is as close as the near: the ephemeral is as emphatic as the durable. While the tempo of the day has been quickened by instantaneous communication the rhythm of the day has been broken: the radio, the telephone, the daily newspaper clamor for attention, and amid the host of stimuli to which people are subjected, it becomes more and more difficult to absorb and cope with anyone part of the environment, to say nothing of dealing with it as a whole.

Lewis Mumford, Technics and Civilization

The way they lay out the streets is the way we must walk.

Paul Goodman, New Reformation