Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Type SMS messages on your Mac and send them via your iPhone.
The Wi-Fi connection is used, SMS client for iPhone is required (available free on the App Store). Your iPhone and the Mac computer must be on the same network.
- auto connecting to iPhone SMS client
- reading recipients directly from Apple Contacts
- sending messages to an individual recipient or to a group
- import a group from a csv file
- creating message templates
- history of sending
- recent recipients list
Sending the SMS message must be confirmed on the iPhone due to security reasons - this confirmation is a feature of the Apple developing environment, in which the "SMS client" application is written. It is not possible to send a message without such a confirmation.
!!! Important connection information !!!
Both your Mac and your iPhone must be on the same Wi-Fi network.
SMS sender and SMS client use a standard Apple Bonjour service for discovering devices on the network, applications use an arbitrary port number between 49152 and 65535 (as any other third-party application).
If SMS sender is not able to find your iPhone on the network, it seems that ports 49152-65535 are blocked in your computer or in the router. Then, restart the router, the computer and relaunch the application on your iPhone.
Bonjour service (Multicast DNS) MUST be ENABLED in your router.
What's New in Version 1.3.1
- fixed an issue if the CSV import file contains empty fields
Does what the app description says
All these reviews knocking this app for not doing something it never claimed to do in the first place. The description is clear that it sends messages through the iPhone, not through the mac itself. Read the description of an app before buying, folks. That's why it's there.
Anyway, I gave it four stars, not because it is spectacularly useful, but because it performs as advertised. However, for typing into your iPhone from your Mac, I'd recommend something much more flexible and useful, Like type2phone or iKeyboard. These apps turn your mac into a Bluetooth keyboard for your phone. You can type into any app, not just text messages. Both are found here in the Mac App Store, and don't require a companion iPhone app. They are more expensive than this app, so if you only need to type text messages this way, it gets the job done nicely.
while it works, its a little bit difficult to figure out how to enter the number you want to send to. Also, requiring the iphone to be running the client and always on is a bit of a battery drain. But, it does work, quite well. I like being able to type on a keyboard big enough for my hands, and I can get past the battery problem by plugging the phone into the mac for charging so leaving it on w/o locking a a bit less of a hassle.
Don't Waste Your Money
This app DOES NOT allow you to send text messages from your desktop! It simply transfers written text to your iPhone from where you ultimately have to transmit the SMS message. What's the point?!! If you must send the message from your iPhone anyway why not just type it on the phone in the first place? This doesn't save a step, it adds one. I thought this app was going to be very innovative and useful allowing me the functionality of sending text messages right from my workplace computer, instead it was a HUGE disapointment!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Apr 23, 2013
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 0.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: MacMedia
- © 2013 MacMedia
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later