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Rating: 4.2 (2,754) Cost: Free Downloads: 100,000 - 500,000
DeskSMS forwards your text (and MMS!) messages to your GMail, Google Chat, and DeskSMS Chrome extension! And if you reply back, the recipient gets a text from your number!
You can use your favorite IM client (Beejive, Trillian, etc) or email client to send text messages from your phone number!
Download DeskSMS on your phone, and then use your an IM or email client from your PC or tablet to send text messages!
Step 1) Install DeskSMS on your *phone*.
Step 2) Install a chat client or use gmail on your desktop PC or tablet (like a XOOM)
Step 3) Have a friend send you an SMS, and respond from your desktop PC or tablet!
View your conversations on the DeskSMS Website:
DeskSMS Chrome Extension:
DeskSMS Firefox Extension:
DeskSMS Tablet Extension:
We recommend using Gmail filters to keep your inbox organized!
Use the DeskSMS widget to quickly toggle which notifications you get!
For incoming Google Talk messages, remember to approve the contact from firstname.lastname@example.org!
Not getting your message on your computer? Try logging in again. Verify that your default SMS app is enabled.
Phone not syncing? Try relogging back into the DeskSMS android application.
Issues? Email email@example.com
Brendan - 2011-07-16
No joke. This is what sets android apart from all of the other mobile phone Operating systems. This is a must have feature if you forget your phone at home like me. Personally I dont like having my 4.3in Droid X in my pocket all the time, this app allows me to remotely send texts to people WITH MY OWN NUMBER. The only place you could improve is in google voice support. If it is at all possible you should add support to forward texts to google voice while replying with my Verizon number not g voice number.
HaKr - 2011-07-15
It's force closed. I can't send my message
Black Sideburns - 2011-07-16
Finally a simple and easy solution to sending and receiving texts through a computer or tablet. Make sure you read troubleshooting guide before rating
ImmaDroid - 2011-07-21
Having problems with the 2 check boxes. They will either stay checked all the time or they will not check at all. This occurred when the UI changed.
Chris - 2011-07-16
Neat app! Love to see feedback is noted. Outgoing messages showing up is great. :)
Josh - 2011-07-15
Epic Sweet. Keep up the awesome work
George - 2011-07-16
Love clockwork mod but this is just too late in the game and not even that good.
Manny - 2011-07-18
Nick - 2011-07-19
This has great potential but as already mentioned it becomes redundant. To be perfect it needs two things. 1. If GTalk were to somehow incorporate all the contacts already and sync it in, so I would not have to add friends each time. 2. If this were to replace the text messaging to Gtalk bypassing text messaging completely so you don't have to pay the ridiculous carrier fees this would be awesome. Ergo 4 starts, because it is an awesome app but not perfect.
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