Finally, a way around viewmymessage.com!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by kas23, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. kas23 macrumors 603

    kas23

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    Seems like there is finally a usable MMS viewmymessage.com work-around. I haven't DL'd it yet, so I don't exactly know how good it is. This may be the closest we get to MMS. Seems like you take a screen-shot of your MMS text, close SMS and open Fetch, Fetch will then use text-recognition software to automatically DL your pic to Fetch.

    http://appshopper.com/utilities/fetch

    Someone will likely be making a lot of money.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    I'm surprised it took this long for someone to make this. It's a very simple concept, but good enough that they'll probably sell a lot even at $5.

    I get about 2 MMS messages per year, so I won't be downloading it, but for someone who needs this, I can see it being a great utility.
     
  3. deenybird macrumors regular

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    Wow great find! Although $5 seems like too much to me
     
  4. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

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    I'll wait for a price drop. I'm that cheap :) sorry
     
  5. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Easily the best 5 bucks I've spent in a long time. It's not perfect, as the OCR isn't dead on, but it makes it very easy to fix its mistakes, and certainly makes retrieving the images on the iPhone 100 times easier.

    Well worth every cent.
     
  6. vandy1997 macrumors regular

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    First there was horizontal texting in e-mail apps that do not link up with the actual e-mail app. Now there is this crazy method of attempting to read the user name and password from an SMS message by taking a picture of it!! What a joke!! Apple approves these apps (which are clever ways of doing things within Apple's idiotic SDK guidelines)!! Why won't it either create a way to send SMS messages and e-mails by holding the phone horizontally and create an MMS app OR allow a third-party developer to do this? It is really moronic that we have to be using these half-a$$ed methods to be doing this stuff!! It can even choose to oversee and scrutinize the development by the third-party developers to make sure that the apps will run effectively. What a bunch of bull this is!! I guess the next generation phone will have some of this stuff, or iPhone users will still be the laughing stock of the smartphone world. This phone can do such great things, yet Apple chooses to cripple the phone and continues not to permit these functions that should be relatively easy to implement. It boggles the mind!!

    :eek: :apple: :eek: :apple:
     
  7. kas23 thread starter macrumors 603

    kas23

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    I fully agree. The most innovative things about the iPhone are these brilliant work-arounds people are dreaming up while trying to patch the iPhone's various shortcomings.
     
  8. senorian macrumors regular

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    I don't think you could have summed it up any better. It's just mind blowing that Apple doesn't have such simply features like MMS, Copy/Paste. I think the worst thing they are lacking is voice dialing. This, coming from a company HQ'd in CA where they just passed a law requiring you to use hands free. I hate that I have to take out my phone, unlock it, find the phone icon, and then locate the person I want to call all while driving. My old cell phone from 2005 had this function yet Apple doesn't?????

    I loved having MMS on my old SE phone. Yes people bitch that it isn't that important but I now have a newborn daughter and my wife loves taking pics of her with her cell phone and sending them to me. sadly I had to tell her to stop doing it because I can't view them.
     

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