July 24, 2014

Improved texting experience on your Windows 7/XP PC

Posted in mysms news by mysms

mysms users already know that texting on a computer or tablet is awesome. Once you’ve tried it, you don’t want to miss it anymore. After installing mysms on your Android phone, you can send and receive your SMS messages on any other web-enabled device, like your Android tablet, iPad, Windows 8 PC, Mac etc. Today we are releasing a new version of our Windows 7 app, which you can install right away. We are keen to show what has changed.

 

Why should you use the mysms app for Windows 7/XP?

Our mysms desktop apps are the most convenient way to text while you are in front of a PC. Our apps, which are available for the most popular platforms, allow you to make use of great native features. Modify your notification settings or choose to open the app at the Windows startup and you won’t miss a text and even your calls anymore. We here at mysms want to provide you with the most convenient way to text from all your devices.

 

What’s new in this version?

During the last month we collected a lot of valuable feedback from you in our support forum. Texting from your Windows 7/XP PC is now even better. We improved the speed of the app and it needs less memory space. In addition to performance optimizations, we integrated new useful features:

 

  • Save attachments

    When your friends share their happiest moments by sending pictures to you, you just need to open and right-click on the attachment to save it on your hard drive.

 
Simply save pictures via mysms

 

  • Mute notifications

    Even though texting on your PC and staying up to date all the time is great, there are some expectations. Especially when you need to focus on finishing work on your computer or when you are in a meeting, it can be advantageous to mute the notifications for a specific amount of time. Right-click on the mysms icon in your system tray and choose “Notifications” to mute them for 30 minutes to 8 hours.

 
Mute notifications if you should not be disturbed

 

  • Quickly compose a new reply
    When you left-click on the mysms icon in the system tray, a pop up appears. Clicking on this opens the new message view.

 
Compose a new message faster

 

Now it’s time to have a look at the app. You can use this link to install the app directly on your computer now or you can download it anytime form our website.

 

We did our best to provide a fast and reliable app. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments or on our support forum.

June 11, 2014

mysms detects if you are online or not

Posted in mysms news by mysms

We’ve made a change in our sending process with the latest mysms update for Android phone.

 

When you text with other mysms users, the default sending option is to send free messages (send button turns green). These messages are sent via the internet. But what if you do not have a data connection right now?

 

With the latest update, mysms recognizes automatically if there is no data connection available. In this case the send button will turn grey and you will be able to send a regular text message instead. As soon as WiFi or mobile data connection is available again, the send channels switches back to green.

 

The following screencast demonstrates how it works:

 

This improvement should make the use of mysms even more convenient. Let us know in the comments, if you have any questions on that!

June 3, 2014

mysms and Apple’s iMessage update

Posted in mobile news, mysms news by mysms

As you might know, Apple announced an update for its iMessage application at the WWDC yesterday.

 

Some of our users and supporters contacted us, because they thought Apple’s new functionality looks like what mysms has offered for years, and were wondering if this changes anything for mysms.

 

What’s important here is that Apples messages app is offered only to iOS users. Our goal has always been to bring cloud-based messaging to all your devices, and we don’t want to restrict ourselves to any platform or device. Nevertheless, mysms was often referred to as “iMessage for Android” in the past. Today, Android is still our top smartphone platform and mysms takes full advantage of the Android operating system with custom notifications, themes, plugins, widgets and much, much more. These features allow you to adapt mysms to your specific needs and this won’t change in future.

 

We have a lot more to show you in the upcoming weeks and are already looking forward to tell you more about it :)

Your mysms team

May 30, 2014

How to change the font size (Android phone) | quick tip

Posted in mysms quick tips by mysms

With mysms there a lot of great features to discover. One of the latest features we added is the possibility to resize the font. We integrated this option directly in the mysms Android phone settings.

Resize text font

Resize text font in mysms

 

In case you’re unhappy with the standard font size, you can easily enlarge or minimize it. Go to the mysms settings on your Android phone, scroll down to “Other settings” and tap on “Font size”. On the next screen you can choose from the sizes small, medium and large.

 

We hope you like this improvement!

May 7, 2014

GPS feature: Share your location with your friends

Posted in mysms news by mysms

It’s time to release a new feature many of you have been longing for: GPS location sharing is finally available! If you are an Android phone user, add our new GPS location plugin and share your locations with anyone you want.

Show your friends where you are

Show your friends where you are

What is the feature for?

Have you ever been in the following situation? You want to meet friends in a public place, but you aren’t able to find each other? With the GPS location feature for mysms you can send your current location to anyone you like via a simple text message. The location is sent as a Google Maps link, so both mysms friends as well as non-mysms users are able to view your location.

 

How can I share my location?

 

 

The screencast explains how to set up the plugin:

  1. Please make sure you’re using the latest version of the Android phone app (v. 5.3.0)
  2. Click here to download the plugin or search for “mysms – GPS Location Sharing” in the Google Play Store
  3. Open the mysms app and start a new message
  4. Tap on the attachment icon and choose “Location”
  5. Now your current location should be shown
  6. Press on the checkmark to attach the location to your message
  7. There you go! Just press the send button to forward your location to your contact

 

Please note that it’s not possible to attach another file, when you want to share a location.

 

Sharing the location with mysms friends

For recipients who are using mysms on their Android phone, the location is shown as a thumbnail. Clicking on the thumbnail enlarges the view of the map. In all other mysms apps, the location is shown as a link. By selecting this link the location will either be shown in the Google Maps app or in the browser (depending on the device).

Sharing the location with non-mysms users

Your recipients do not necessarily need to use mysms to view your location. Non-mysms users receive a Google Maps links that opens the location either in the Google Maps app or the browser (depending on the device). However, on Android it is obligatory that the recipients have Google Maps installed on their device.

 

How is the location defined? Is it possible to refine the position?

If GPS is disabled in the Android settings, the location will only be obtained via WIFI. In case there is no internet connection available, the most recent location will be displayed. You can modify the location by relocating the snippet.

 

Is the feature available on all platforms?

Sharing a location is currently only possible by using our Android phone app. As soon as there is news regarding further implementations, we’ll let you know here or on our social media platforms.

 

 

We hope you’re as excited about this features as we are J If you have any questions regarding the GPS location sharing or mysms in general, we are here to help on our support forum.