Mysms, the popular cross-platform SMS application is now available in an Android tablet optimized version. With My SMS you can send and receive text messages on your Android device (as well as other popular platforms) or your desktop running Windows or Mac OS -- complete with desktop notifications. There are even versions that run inside Evernote, Chrome or Facebook. It's a full service SMS application for just about any screen in your house or office.
It's done by syncing from your phone (you use your number as a username) to the mysms cloud, and from there your messages get synced with all of your devices. It's something we have seen from other desktop SMS programs, but few offer this many connection options. Because it uses the cloud, you can send pictures and files as well. The tie in with Evernote makes media available for everyone, as well as provide SMS backup to your Evernote account.
Maybe the best part is that messages are free to other mysms users, regardless of where you (or they) are in the world. You can send messages from your phone as normal, and be charged the normal rates, or use the mysms app on both ends and save a few bucks. The OS support makes this a real option if you have family or friends in other countries.
There's a reason a half-million people have downloaded mysms for Android, and now with a tablet version, there is even more of one. If you're not a Google Voice user (we had issues getting Google Voice to work with mysms) you really need to have a look.
It's absolutely free, so grab it by clicking the ink above. There's a short video, a couple screenshots, and a press release after the break.
Update: There was bit of confusion on our end. The Phone and desktop applications are free, the tablet edition is available at an introductory price of $1.99.
MYSMS ANNOUNCES ANDROID & IOS TABLET-OPTIMIZED APPS FOR SENDING & RECEIVING FREE SMS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
December 18, 2012 – Graz, Austria – mysms™ – a world leader in cloud-based SMS communications – today announced immediate availability of its new Android® Tablet app for creating, sending and receiving free SMS messages anywhere in the world that are cloud-synced with their mobile phone. Optimized to take full advantage of the larger screen and CPU cycles offered by tablets, mysms users can now take full advantage of a full-sized portable keyboard for easy texting.
mysms is a platform-independent SMS service that has synchronized more than half a billion text messages in the last 6 months between a wide range of mobile, Web and desktop platforms – all through a single Cloud-based account. Evernote® integration is also included with this upgraded app, allowing texts to be archived and searched directly within Evernote for easy discovery of phone numbers, names, addresses and more (as well as moving texts to a new phone or tablet).
Available immediately from the Google® Play® store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mysms.android.tablet mysms also has an iPad® optimized version which will be available from the App Store® by the end of December. mysms is on track to becoming the worldwide standard for full-featured cross-platform messaging and already far surpassed platform-specific alternatives such as MightyText™.
mysms is based on an open API, allowing 3rd-party services to integrate with mysms and create unique features on top of SMS communication (as was accomplished with Evernote). The app is available on a wide range of platforms, including:
- Windows Phone 7 and 8 (Beta)
- Mac® OS
- Microsoft Windows
- Facebook® app
- Chrome® Web browser app
- HTML 5 app (available at app.mysms.com)
“The creation of tablet-optimized apps for mysms is a real win for our users,” said Martin Pansy, CEO and co-founder of mysms. “Who wouldn’t want the ability to use a full-sized keyboard for texting – supporting both Android and iOS™ gives our users the most SMS tablet platform options out there.”
mysms may be downloaded from Google® Play®, iTunes®, the Mac® App Store™, the Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace, the Evernote Trunk, Facebook, or the Chrome Web Store directly – links at https://www.mysms.com/download
About mysms: mysms™ is a leader in multi-platform SMS services, enabling unique cloud-based synchronization, alerts and seamless creation of multimedia and text SMS. The company is headquartered in Graz, Austria with a satellite office in Sunnyvale, CA and is a division of Up to Eleven™ Digital Solutions GmbH. The company may be found on Twitter® as @mysms in addition to its Facebook® fan page at www.facebook.com/mysms