December 19, 2013

Time for celebration: Get our tablet & desktop apps for free!

Posted in mysms news by mysms

We’ve got breaking news for you here at mysms: This year will soon come to an end and we want to celebrate with you! For a limited time we provide all our tablet and desktop apps for free. Thanks for your support throughout the whole year.

Get our premium apps for free!

Get our premium apps for free!

The year 2013 has been a great one for us. We made it to more than 1M users, launched several cool apps, and with your contribution we were able to implement awesome new features, like the MMS integration or the call log.

At this point we’d also like to thank our greatest users. This thank you is dedicated to the ones who supported us with buying our premium apps, to the ones who took part in our beta testing and to those who constantly assist us in translating the app to make it possible to provide our service in several different languages.


To celebrate our success with you, we provide our tablet & desktop apps for free until year end. So you can use mysms for free on any device. Here are the links to download the apps:


If you are a new user, please install mysms on your smartphone first to set up an account:


So go and get mysms for all your devices and feel free to share this news with your friends! We hope you like our early Christmas gift and are looking forward to an awesome year 2014 🙂


A short hint for our Windows 8 users: Existing users of our Windows 8 app, who are currently in the trial phase and haven’t purchased the app yet, need to uninstall and re-install the app to make use of our promotional offer.


Update October 9, 2014: Starting today we are introducing a new Premium model. We are switching from on-off app purchases to a subscription based model. What does not change is that it’s your decision to pay for mysms or not. We offer the basic version of mysms for free and are not planning to change this. Find more information about mysms Premium here.

December 18, 2013

[quick tip] Send & receive regular MMS on any device

Posted in mysms quick tips by mysms

The latest update for Android phone includes the full integration of the MMS support, which means that you’re now also able to send attachments as MMS on your smartphone, tablet and computer.

mysms now fully supports MMS

mysms now fully supports MMS

mysms serves as your default SMS app on your smartphone giving you a much richer messaging experience than you are used to from your preinstalled SMS app. We have already supported sending and receiving attachments, but with the version 5.1.0 we added the last piece of the puzzle  – the option to send regular MMS.


These are the two possibilities that you can choose from in the mysms settings when using the latest update:

Send attachments via MMS

We’ve included an option in the mysms settings which is called “Send MMS”. This enables you to send regular MMS on any device. Depending on your operator, you can define the maximum MMS size in “Advanced settings”.

We’d recommend activating the option “Auto-retrieve” in the advanced settings, so that incoming MMS are downloaded automatically. If you receive a picture, you just open it to save it in the mysms folder in your Android gallery.


Send attachments via SMS

This is the way of sending attachments which you already know from earlier versions. If you disable the option “Send MMS” in the mysms phone settings, multimedia files are sent as a link as part of a normal text. This means you will only get charged for an SMS instead of an MMS. You can send four pictures or files per text message and 10 MB maximum per attached file.

If the recipient uses mysms, your files will be displayed directly in the message. If your recipient is not using mysms, she/he will receive your files as a link. After clicking this link, she/he will be shown the full picture/file.


This feature should be an enhancement for you, if you love to send and receive MMS and if you use mysms with Android KitKat 4.4. In case you have any feedback for us regarding the MMS feature, we’ll be there for you on our feedback platform.

November 27, 2013

[quick tip] Mirror your calls from one phone to another phone

Posted in mysms quick tips by mysms

Do you own two phones with two different numbers? Isn’t it annoying to take both phones with you all the time? Imagine how convenient it would be to manage all your messages and even calls from both devices on one single phone. This is possible with mysms mirror!

Manage calls from two phones on one single device

Manage calls from two phones on one single device


mysms mirror is an SMS extension for mysms on your second phone. As you might already know, it allows you to manage your texts from two phones. With the latest update we’ve added a great feature to manage also calls from your other phone. So mysms mirror makes it obsolete to take two phones with you and allows you to handle messages and calls from one smartphone.


How to get notified on calls

Please make sure you’re using the latest versions of both the mysms app for Android phone and mysms mirror for Android phone (the feature will be available for mysms mirror for iPhone soon. Update: It’s already available on the Apple App Store). You will notice that mysms mirror shows a phone icon. Tap on this icon to show your complete call log from your other phone and to start a call. When someone calls you, a popup will be displayed, where you have the options to mute (yellow button) or dismiss (red button) a call. Additionally you can start a callback or respond with a message.

By using this feature you will never miss a call or a message from your other phone. The call feature is also available for Android tablet, Windows 8, Windows 7/XP, Mac and the web app.


A short hint: To make use of the whole call feature set on every device, go to the mysms phone settings and enable the option “Remote call” in addition to “Call log”. This option allows you to start calls directly from your tablet and desktop in addition to notifications on incoming and missed calls.


Have you already tried the call feature on any device? We’d be curious what you think about it. Feel free to share your experiences in the comments.


Update October 9, 2014: Starting today we are introducing a new Premium model that will be different to the Premium that we presented in this post. mysms mirror is one of many features that is included in the newly introduced Premium offer. Find more information about mysms Premium here.

November 14, 2013

Manage your calls remotely, make phone calls locally

Posted in mysms news by mysms

We know you love to be able to manage your texts on any device. Imagine a feature that adds even more value to your synchronized conversations. We’re very proud to announce our latest feature: mysms now also syncs your calls! That means we notify you on incoming and missed calls and enable you to start, mute or dismiss a call remotely from the tablet, desktop, the web or a second smartphone.

mysms now also syncs your calls

mysms now also syncs your calls


Having remote access to your phone’s features can be very handy. As you know with mysms you are able to send and receive text messages from your tablet and desktop, like you’re used to from your smartphone. With our latest update we provide you with the possibility to also manage your calls on any device. No matter which device you’re using, you stay on top of both – all your text messages and calls.


Using the up-to-date versions of mysms, the app syncs your phone’s call list to the cloud and notifies you on incoming and missed calls. When you receive a call, you can mute or reject directly on your computer or tablet. When you activate the option “Remote call” in the mysms settings on your Android phone, you can also start or answer a call from any device.


Please take in mind that even if you have remote control over your incoming and outgoing calls, you still need to make the call itself on your phone. That means if you pick up a call e.g. via the web app, it’s only possible to answer the phone call using your smartphone or a headset which is connected to your phone.


Manage your calls remotely


The feature is very useful especially for people who sit in front of the computer all day (using a Bluetooth headset) and also for the ones who use our mirror app. The call feature makes it obsolete to take two phones with you and allows you to handle messages and calls from one smartphone.


The call feature is available for Android phone, Android tablet, Windows 8, the web and mysms mirror for Android. The other supported platforms will follow soon.

Here you can access frequently asked questions. What do you think of this news?



Additional information:

The integration of this feature requires the additional permission “Phone calls” on your Android phone (read phone status and identity, reroute outgoing calls). Of course we respect, if you do not want to make use of this feature. Disabling the option “Call log” in the mysms phone’s settings removes all call log data from our servers.


Please note: Due to restrictions of the operating system, we cannot provide this feature to our iPhone users.

November 13, 2013

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

Posted in mysms news by mysms

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.