Sending SMS through cellphone from mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by scubasteve3715, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. scubasteve3715 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    Is there any way to send and receive text messages on my mac while using the bluetooth connection in my cellphone? I want to be able to send and receive on my mac screen, but instead of using ichat, i want to use my cellphone. If this is unclear i will edit this question so give me some feedback. Thanks.
  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008

    In 10.4 you could do it directly from Address Book, just click the bluetooth icon in the icon bar of Address Book to connect the phone with Address Book.
    Then control-click any phone number and select Send SMS.

    In 10.5 Leopard, for strange reasons, this functionality is gone. Bummer. But there is a Dashboard widget, which gives you this functionality back. On the developer's site you can find everything from download to installation instructions.

    Alternatively, you could also use Skype's built in SMS function. Sometimes their rates are even cheaper as those of the phone operators.

    Hope this was helpful.

  3. markfc macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    google of the greatest os x apps out there!

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