The DeskSMS Android app allows you to send text messages from your phone number through Gmail, Gtalk, or an internet browser.
Size: 670KB (apps2SD enabled)
Price: Free ($4.99/year license after trial)
DeskSMS works by forwarding your text and MMS messages to your Gmail, Google Chat, and/or DeskSMS Chrome extension platforms. Then, when you reply back via any of these methods the recipient will receive the message from your mobile number, as if you replied directly from your Android phone. This would prove especially useful if you work at a computer all day without much access to your phone, since you can now send/receive messages from friends/family via the computer (and they won’t think you’re ignoring them anymore).
To get started, just install the Android app and link it to your Google account. Then open the app and select which services you prefer to have quoted text message notifications sent to. Be sure to check out the corresponding Chrome extension, Firefox extension, or go tohttp://www.clockworkmod.com/desksms to view your current conversations.
DeskSMS was created by the same developed behind ROM Manager, one of the most popular Android apps for rooted devices. With that said, the high quality and dependability of this new Android app come as no surprise. The $4.99/year license is a small price to pay (less than $0.50 a month) to support a dedicated developer and benefit from the convenience of such a service.
Send/receive SMS & MMS messages with Gmail, GTalk, or an internet browser
Recipients receive messages from your mobile number
14-day, full-featured trial
$4.99 yearly license
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“How it works” or installation documentation might help some less tech-savvy Android users
Conclusion: DeskSMS lets you consolidate your text and MMS messages into frequently used platforms like Gmail and internet browsers. More convenient, more productive.