November 13, 2013

[quick tip] Get notified on incoming texts using the DashClock widget

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mysms provides you with several widgets that can be used on your home or even on the lock screen. Anyway, if you’re a DashClock user, you might also like to display your incoming messages there.

DashClock notifes you on incoming texts

DashClock notifes you on incoming texts


Basically DashClock is a replacement for your lock screen clock widget and is available for Android phones and tablets that run Android 4.2 or higher. As we have integrated this widget for our mysms services (Android phone, Android tablet and mysms mirror for Android), it can now also show your new incoming texts.


If you’re using this widget already, you need to download the DashClock widget on your tablet or phone first. After positioning on your home or lock screen, open the DashClock settings. Click on “Add another extension” and search for mysms or mysms mirror. After adding it to your list, you can enable or disable options like the privacy mode.


Now you’re ready to go. The DashClock widget displays either a mysms icon with a badge that shows the number of unread messages or the sender’s name with the message content (depending on the privacy settings).  A tap on the notification directly opens the app. So you’re able to to read the whole text or to compose and send an answer immediately.


We hope that this implementation helps you to manage your messages even faster.


November 4, 2013

Compatibility with Android 4.4 KitKat

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Google released the newest version of its operating system last week: Android 4.4 KitKat is out! It comes with improvements and great new features. However, that means that we also need to adapt our mysms app to the changes.

Android 4.4 KitKat


If you’re already on the latest Android version and using mysms, you’re probably experiencing some issues. mysms is currently not working smoothly using Android 4.4. But we’re already working on an update which should be available soon.


Sorry for the inconveniences. We’ll keep you up to date on our social media channels (Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Get Satisfaction).

Update (November 07): Today we released the first update for Android KitKat. mysms is working smoothly now on Android 4.4.

October 31, 2013

mysms integrates with Dropbox and Google Drive

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We’re very excited to share our latest news with you: mysms integrates with Dropbox and Google Drive and adds forwarding texts to email. This enables you to archive your incoming and outgoing messages to keep them safe anytime.

Archive your messages

Archive your messages

With mysms your messages are saved in the mysms cloud and available on any device. One year ago we announced our partnership with the note-taking app Evernote to provide you with the possibility to search, manage and archive your messages. As we have received a lot of positive feedback, we decided to open up our platform other cloud-based services to give you the choice where you want to store your messages. The integration of Dropbox, Google Drive and email should make it even more convenient to manage your texts and multimedia messages. Your messages can be searched immediately and will stay in the message archive even if your mobile phone gets lost or undergoes a factory reset.


How it works:

In mysms on your phone and on the web you’ll find the setting “Dropbox, GDrive, Evernote, Email”, which allows you to connect your mysms account to one of these services. After the successful connection you are ready to go. From this time all your new incoming and outgoing messages will be archived in your Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote or your email account.


If you need help with the set up or in case you have further questions, contact us here.

We’re very curious about what you think of this integration. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

October 22, 2013

mysms messenger comes with a new iOS 7 look

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With the latest update mysms for iPhone is completely ready for iOS 7. The functionality has already been updated since the new version of the operating system, but now the design of the app has been refreshed in order to fit to the new, cool and simple look of iOS 7.


Here are some pictures to get to know what has changed during the last update:

The overview is completely redesigned. Even the menu icons on the bottom have gone and a new sidebar has come.

Previous and new design of the overview

Previous and new design of the overview


The message view comes with adapted bubbles and the new keyboard:

Previous and new design of the message view

Previous and new design of the message view


And of course also every other view got a new look:

New design of the friends view, group view and the settings

New design of the friends view, group view and the settings


We think it’s awesome, but now it’s your turn: Try the update and let us know how you like it so far 🙂



October 21, 2013

Setting a new direction for our future mobile developments

Posted in apps, mysms news by mysms

Here at mysms, we always strive to offer you the best texting experience on every device that you use. At the moment we support seven different platforms and distribute mysms in a variety of app stores.

The mysms Family

For mobile phones we are currently providing mysms for Android Phone, iPhone and Windows Phone. During the last year we have seen fantastic growth for Android Phone and iPhone clearly outperforming Windows Phone. Therefore, we shifted our developments in this direction, to focus on our best performing platforms. Also, when we started with Windows Phone we were planning to support sending and synchronizing SMS messages, as we do for Android Phone. However, due to restrictions of the operating system there was no possible way to implement this feature. As a small team who aims to reach very high quality standards in all our apps, it was clear that we need to take a decision for Windows Phone.

As a result we have decided that we won’t further release updates to mysms for Windows Phone and will remove the app from the Windows Phone Store. However, if you have mysms already installed on your Windows Phone you can continue to use it.

For similar reasons we will remove all mysms Android apps from Amazon App Store, Androidpit App Center, SlideME, Samsung Application Store and Smart Zone in the course of this week.

We are excited to be able to concentrate even more on the platforms where we see the greatest potential for mysms. In the upcoming months we have some great features coming up. Stay tuned and feel free to contact us here.