04-25-2015 06:22 PM
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  1. BioFanatic's Avatar
    I love how you led it with "hear me out" in anticipation of backlash. Lol.

    Ok so what if I'm an android guy when it comes to cell phones but iOS guy when it comes to tablets? Do they have that app for the iPad?
    Haha, that's exactly why I said "hear me out." Textra really is amazing and I have no problems with it either, except for this syncing feature.

    To answer your question, it looks like you can, indeed, get an iPad app. The link below is the download options page and if you scroll down on that page, you'll see "Text from your tablet" and it has an iPad button.
    https://www.mysms.com/download
    04-22-2015 06:16 PM
  2. jj t's Avatar
    Does my sms have the ability to mark messages private?
    04-22-2015 06:27 PM
  3. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Does my sms have the ability to mark messages private?
    I'm not sure what you mean... if you mean, can you hide the message from displaying on your screen when they come in, I think so, I BELIEVE I saw that setting available.
    04-22-2015 06:29 PM
  4. jj t's Avatar
    Can you mark message private in my sms?
    04-22-2015 06:33 PM
  5. BioFanatic's Avatar
    I just use mighty text for that.
    I tried Mighty Text for syncing across devices in the past, but I actually get a little frustrated with the following issues:
    -The notification wasn't clearing on all devices
    -The PC implementation was browser based (while mysms has a standalone app that will give notifications)
    -There were too many features for my personal needs. I just want texting, not photo syncing, etc.

    These things may be improved now, not sure, and I'm sure some people will still really like what Mighty Text has to offer.
    04-22-2015 06:33 PM
  6. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Can you mark message private in my sms?
    I'm not sure, to be honest, I don't use that type of feature. Sorry.
    04-22-2015 06:34 PM
  7. DavidTechGuy's Avatar
    Pinger/Textfree worked for me, but I don't use it anymore since I have a phone.
    04-22-2015 06:34 PM
  8. 6thSense's Avatar
    Haha, that's exactly why I said "hear me out." Textra really is amazing and I have no problems with it either, except for this syncing feature.

    To answer your question, it looks like you can, indeed, get an iPad app. The link below is the download options page and if you scroll down on that page, you'll see "Text from your tablet" and it has an iPad button.
    https://www.mysms.com/download
    Thanks man! I ended up finding it shortly after I posted and have been playing with it. Looks really good on the iPad. I can see this being beneficial as I work from home a lot and get in moods where I don't want to look at my phone. As a result I miss texts often. Lol. Guess this would remove that excuse.

    My only question would be the setup. I used my google acct at the initial setup...which seemed easier. But the one I used doesn't have all my contacts. I have a coaching gmail I use that has additional contacts. Not sure if that will even be an issue. Just trying to figure out if I should go back and use the mobile number or leave as is?
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    04-22-2015 06:47 PM
  9. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Thanks man! I ended up finding it shortly after I posted and have been playing with it. Looks really good on the iPad. I can see this being beneficial as I work from home a lot and get in moods where I don't want to look at my phone. As a result I miss texts often. Lol. Guess this would remove that excuse.

    My only question would be the setup. I used my google acct at the initial setup...which seemed easier. But the one I used doesn't have all my contacts. I have a coaching gmail I use that has additional contacts. Not sure if that will even be an issue. Just trying to figure out if I should go back and use the mobile number or leave as is?
    No worries, I hope it works well for you! I'm not sure what to say regarding contacts... I'm not having any issues. I don't often delete message threads with people I regularly text with, so they stay listed in the app (and I can just continue with that message thread). That may work for you if you message them from your phone once, then it will stay synced with the app on other devices?

    This is a huge help from constantly picking up my phone, I never realized!
    When on the tablet, it feels exactly like I'm using my phone, so I don't need to swap devices every time I need to respond to a text.
    When on my laptop, it gives me notifications. If I'm having a text convo with someone, I'm just using the split screen Win8 functionality to have mysms app take up the right 1/4 of my screen while I continue with my desktop on the left 3/4s.

    I'm sure I sound a bit overdramatic, but it's kinda gamechanging for me right now, haha.
    04-22-2015 06:53 PM
  10. DaHui623's Avatar
    Another vote for Textra. All things being equal, Textra does this one thing that makes it better than the stock app -- if I swipe away the notification after reading it, Textra will clear the badge count. The stock one won't clear the badge count unless I open the app and open the conversation. I wasted so much time with that.
    With Textra: Swipe left or right on the notification pop up to clear. Swipe up to dismiss but keep unread.

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    04-22-2015 07:17 PM
  11. 6thSense's Avatar
    Google messenger if emojis are not your thing.
    Hangouts is nice, but would be nicer if any of my friends used it as there are times I have access to Wi-Fi but a weak phone signal.
    I use hangouts and haven't had any issues with SMS/MMS.
    Yeah I actually like the new Samsung texting app this year, except as you stated the themes are prohibitively ugly, so I use Hangouts instead.
    How do you change the notifications for Hangouts? I don't see a way to turn the notifications off.
    04-24-2015 02:01 PM
  12. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    How do you change the notifications for Hangouts? I don't see a way to turn the notifications off.
    . Just slide out the menu and tap settings. There are separate settings for SMS and your Google account. You can also snooze notifications for a set amount of time too.
    04-24-2015 02:07 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I use ChompSMS (made by the Textra guys).
    04-24-2015 02:18 PM
  14. 6thSense's Avatar
    . Just slide out the menu and tap settings. There are separate settings for SMS and your Google account. You can also snooze notifications for a set amount of time too.
    I'm having a blonde moment. I'm under settings. I tried sounds & notifications and apps. Don't see it under either.
    04-24-2015 02:28 PM
  15. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I'm having a blonde moment. I'm under settings. I tried sounds & notifications and apps. Don't see it under either.
    Go to settings and click the top one. It should be your Gmail account. Then click Best text app?-uploadfromtaptalk1429973262667.jpg Then you'll have these options Best text app?-uploadfromtaptalk1429973318999.jpg That's for your hangouts notifications, but it'll also turn your SMS notifications on and off too if you use it for your SMS app. If you would like the notification sound or something like that to be different for SMS, then go to settings, SMS and then click Best text app?-uploadfromtaptalk1429973435386.jpg That'll let you change the notification sound and if it vibrates or not specifically for SMS.
    04-25-2015 09:51 AM
  16. maverick96's Avatar
    Does Textra allow for sending MMS/SMS via wifi if cell signal is weak? I'm looking for good texting app that allows this. Verizon Messages app does but not a huge fan.
    04-25-2015 10:49 AM
  17. chezm's Avatar
    Use Google messanger app, love it...have been using it since I had my nexus 5.

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    04-25-2015 10:57 AM
  18. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Does Textra allow for sending MMS/SMS via wifi if cell signal is weak? I'm looking for good texting app that allows this. Verizon Messages app does but not a huge fan.
    Verizon messages is the only one I know of that does that. They're the only ones with access to their servers though. Knowing Verizon, they'll never let anyone else have that type of access.
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    04-25-2015 11:01 AM
  19. maverick96's Avatar
    Verizon messages is the only one I know of that does that. They're the only ones with access to their servers though. Knowing Verizon, they'll never let anyone else have that type of access.
    You're probably right. Didn't think about that.
    04-25-2015 11:02 AM
  20. erasat's Avatar
    Does Textra allow for sending MMS/SMS via wifi if cell signal is weak? I'm looking for good texting app that allows this. Verizon Messages app does but not a huge fan.
    In Textra under MMS Settings you can find a Wifi Preferred, it may or may not do what you want, try and see.
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    04-25-2015 02:40 PM
  21. maverick96's Avatar
    In Textra under MMS Settings you can find a Wifi Preferred, or may or may not do what you want, try and see.
    I think that's exactly what I'm looking for. This way MMS messages will go through much faster.
    04-25-2015 06:22 PM
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