Google voice app SUCKS, any alternatives?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by kettlecorn, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. kettlecorn macrumors 6502

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    I use google voice everyday and a LOT of text messaging. Actually most of my stuff is done through google voice, not because it's cheap but because it's synced to any device with google voice. It allows me to text directly from my browser on my computer which is a godsend, AND it records EVERYTHING. it has a history of all the texts, conversations, etc.
    On the Android app, there is a magnifying glass that allows you to do a search on all the text message or messages in your inbox. For someone who does a lot of stuff including business through texting, if I want to search for "dishwasher, tom", that was from about 3 months ago, I can just press the search button and it will give me all the results.
    I dont see this on the IOS version. Why is this? The official google voice app on iOS has really bad reviews. is it because most of these google apps are new to iOS?

    I have tried 3 or 4 other google voice apps but with one or the other you give up certain features. With the most popular one, (i forget the name) your conversations are not synced to the google voice database. Meaning it's not getting push notifications 100%. If I send a message from my computer to someone, it will not show what I sent on the app. The app has its own storage or records, which defeats the purpose of google voice for me.
    Also none of them have any search features of the text messages.
    however, all of them do the calling just fine.


    I should state though, this is my first iphone ever. I had the iphone 4 for about 1.5 weeks last year but I had to sell it due to getting only edge (barely) through Tmobile. Since then, Tmobile has upgraded their towers and bands so I get full HSPA+ and will get access to their LTE when its done so I made the switch. I love iphone 5 so far, I just wish there were little things that android does well that can also be incorporated into iOS. (kind of off topic). But need help with the Google voice situation.

    Anyone???
     
  2. koreysed macrumors newbie

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    BlackSwan

    This is not an app, but rather a webapp that is just as good. with offline caching and all.

    its one of the best ones out there and despite the website the updates keep on coming.

    http://voicecentral.riverturn.com
     
  3. kettlecorn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. but from what i can see you cant search through the text messages and threads which is what i need the most
     

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