October 23, 2014

mysms Now Supports Group MMS Messaging

Posted in messaging, mysms news by mysms

We are happy to share some long-awaited news with you. With the latest Android version, mysms supports group MMS (a.k.a. MMS group chat) for Android users on all devices. Group MMS messaging is already live today for Android phone, Android tablet, Android mirror, and the browser version. All other tablet and desktop apps will shine with updates in the next few days.

Compose group messages on your computer and tablet

Compose group messages on your computer and tablet

What’s new?

mysms previously allowed you to send group SMS to 50 contacts at once, but if one of your contacts replied to your message, you would receive the reply in an individual thread (no “reply-all”). With the introduction of group MMS all answers to your message will now show up in one group conversation.

 

Start a group message

Composing a group message is really simple. Open a new message and enter your contacts. Your send button will change to “MMS”.  After you have sent the message, it will show up as usual in your conversation overview showing the names of your contacts.

 

New MMS group with reply-all functionality

New MMS group with reply-all functionality

Reply to group conversations

All replies that you receive to your group message will show up in one combined conversation. Please note that your contacts will only be able to reply via group MMS when this feature is also supported by their smartphones.

 

Choose whether you want to send an MMS or SMS

Choose whether you want to send an MMS or SMS

Bonus: Decide which channel you want to use

You might find yourself in situations where you prefer to send an MMS or a mysms friends message instead of an MMS. For example, you notice that one of your contacts is not able to receive group MMS, you don’t want others to see who receives your message, or MMS are not included in your mobile plan. For these reasons mysms always gives you the choice to choose another sending option. Click on the arrow next to your send button and select another channel if you like.

 

Make sure you give group messaging a try and let us know what you think in the comments!

October 21, 2014

Manage your calls easily on your computer or tablet | mysms Premium

Posted in messaging, mysms news by mysms

mysms Premium includes a set of features that enhances your day to day texting life. Last time we introduced our backup & restore feature to you, today we’re going to pay attention to our call feature.

 

Left your phone at home? Get notified on your computer.

Left your phone at home? Get notified on your computer.

With the mysms call feature you will never miss a call again – no matter if you leave your phone in your pocket or forget it at home. You will receive notifications for incoming calls and can also dial, answer, mute or dismiss a call. If you start a call on your computer and tablet, you will still need to talk on your phone. So now imagine the following situations:

 

Situation 1:

You’re sitting in front of the computer screen the entire day. You manage your work completely on your desktop and don’t want to take out your phone to manage your messages and calls.

Luckily you can use mysms on your desktop for both occasions. Besides sending and receiving text messages, you can overview your calls. It is especially convenient when you use a Bluetooth head set that is connected to your phone. In this case you can even start or answer a call directly from your computer.

 

Situation 2:

It is early Monday morning and you will have a busy day at the office. Today you should receive an important call from a customer. Suddenly you realized that you forgot your phone at home. Bad timing. So what can you do?

With our call feature you only need to log in with your mysms account on your computer or tablet. You will not only be up to date of your messages but also your important calls. You will receive notifications for incoming calls and can even answer with a messages that you forgot your phone at home and that you will call back later.

 

This feature is part of mysms Premium. If you want to activate the remote call feature, please click on the option “Remote call” in the mysms settings in your Android phone app and directly subscribe to mysms Premium. Take a look at our Premium site to receive information on the pricing and the other features.

October 15, 2014

Save your texts in the cloud and restore them anytime | mysms Premium

Posted in apps, messaging by afeiner

mysms Premium includes powerful features that make your texting life complete. We would like to take a deeper look at our awesome Premium features and will start with Backup & Restore:

Save and secure restoring of your messages

Save and secure restoring of your messages

With mysms you have your messages right at hand anytime and on all your devices. From the time you have successfully registered for a mysms account on your Android phone, all your existing messages are saved in the mysms cloud and, of course, also new ones will be added immediately. This means your messages are always kept in sync and up to date on your smartphone, computer and tablet.

 

But what if you lose your phone or need to do a factory reset? No worries when you use mysms. We know that your messages are very important to you. That’s why your texts are secured in the mysms cloud and can be restored anytime. You only need to install mysms once again and login with your existing mysms account as well as the same Google account. If you also got a new number, you can change it in the mysms settings after the restore of your messages has finished. And voilà you will find your last 1,000 messages again on your phone and, of course, on all your other devices too.

 

This feature is exclusively available for mysms Premium users. Activate mysms Premium in the mysms settings on your Android phone to get started right away. You’ll find more information on mysms Premium on our website.

October 9, 2014

Discover mysms Premium for powerful texting

Posted in mysms news by mysms

More than 3 years ago we started enhancing everyone’s texting life with mysms. We have been developing high quality apps for the most popular platforms to make texting more convenient in every situation. mysms has been growing fast and we included uncountable great features to ensure that mysms is the best choice on any of your devices – your smartphone, computer or tablet.

 

Today we are introducing mysms Premium which includes features that are tailored to the needs of people who are looking for a possibility to better organize their messages and calls.

 

Introducing mysms Premium

Introducing mysms Premium

mysms Premium at a glance

mysms Premium includes powerful features that make texting even more convenient – you will never lose your messages, are up to date of your messages and your calls, receive fast and customized support from our customer service and even more. These are our current Premium features:

Backup & restore your messages

Backup & restore

Backup & restore your text messages

Never panic again if you lose your phone, reset your phone or if you simply get a new device. mysms keeps your messages secure in the mysms cloud and restores them when needed.

Manage your calls on your computer & tablet

Call feature

Manage your calls on any device

Stay up to date on your calls on your computer or tablet. Receive notifications for incoming calls or answer, start, mute or dismiss a call remotely (please keep in mind that you still need to talk on your phone).

Mirror your messages to another phone

mysms mirror

Mirror your SMS to another phone

You own two smartphones, but don’t want to carry both with you all the time? Use mysms mirror on the phone you have right at your hand to manage the messages and calls from your other phone.

Archive your messages to the cloud service of your choice

SMS archiving

Archive your messages to your favorite cloud service or email account

As an additional storage to the mysms cloud we integrated popular cloud services to archive your texts. You can secure your texts in your Evernote, Dropbox or Google Drive account or forward them to your email account.

Export your entire SMS inbox

SMS Export

Export your entire SMS inbox

With the SMS export feature all your messages that are saved in the mysms cloud are summarized and exported in one single .CSV file. It gives an overview of all your messages that you can access offline.

Contact our customer service

Customer support

Fast & friendly customer service

For any of your questions regarding mysms, our customer service will have a sympathetic ear. We will take care of your requests as fast as possible and will answer them at least within 24 hours on business days.

You will find some more information in our FAQ, just take a quick look. But we won’t stop here. We are planning to extend our Premium offer with some more enhancing features in the upcoming months.

 

How to go Premium

Everyone who owns an Android phone and successfully registers for a mysms account can become a mysms Premium user. There are several options available to activate the Premium features. You will find one of these options in the menu – just click on “Premium”. The current pricing for mysms Premium is available on our Premium site.

How to activate mysms Premium

How to activate mysms Premium

 

We hope our Premium offer meets your needs. Of course it is still your own choice whether you want to pay for mysms. Our basic feature set is available to you without any costs, and we are not planning to change this.

 

Are you ready to go Premium? Download the latest version for Android phone and subscribe now to benefit from our extended feature set.

September 29, 2014

Use shortcuts to text even faster [quick tip]

Posted in mysms quick tips by mysms

mysms users who are fans of our desktop apps know how convenient it is to use a larger keyboard for texting. But did you also know that you can use several shortcuts on your computer to text even faster?

Shortcuts for the mysms desktop apps

Shortcuts for the mysms desktop apps

These are the most useful shortcuts that are available in our Windows 7/XP, Windows 8, Mac or web app:

 

CTRL/CMD + N = New message (Windows 7/XP, Mac)

CTRL/CMD + ALT + N = New message (web app)

CTRL/CMD + UP = Switch to a upper conversation

CTRL/CMD + DOWN = Switch to a lower conversation

 

Depending on the option you chose in your desktop app or web app settings:

CTRL/SHIFT/CMD + ENTER = Send message

ENTER = Send message (not available for Windows 8)

 

General shortcuts for the Windows and web app

CTRL + X = Cut a text

CTRL + C = Copy a text

CTRL + V = Paste copied text

CTRL + A = Mark all text

ALT + F4 = Minimize app window

 

General shortcuts for the Mac app

CMD + X = Cut a text

CMD + C = Copy a text

CMD + V = Paste copied text

CMD + A = Mark all text

CMD + M = Minimize app window

CMD + H = Hide app window

CMD + L = Unhide app window

CMD + Q = Quit app

 

Have you already been using some of these shortcuts in the mysms apps?