Use SMS on iphone through computer?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Nrwrit3r, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

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    I can't find anything good to do this with.

    Why isn't there some kind of cool UI program where you can have texts pop up on your computer, kind of like Adium or ichat or skype notifications do in the upper right, and you can just reply right back on the computer? Then through bluetooth or something it could send to your phone and send it through the phone?

    I know I'd be willing to pay $5+ for that.

    Is there any such program? (For mac)
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Probably because noone wants to receive their text messages on the computer:D
     
  3. Nrwrit3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It would just be so useful for many things, including texting during class or business meetings from your computer.

    Or when you're at home (in bluetooth range).
     
  4. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to receive them on the computer.
     
  5. tman1425 macrumors member

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    ditto
     
  6. Th3d0ctor macrumors member

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    I use Notify Pro to do this along with notifo.com and growl. Works beautifully and the package is only 1.50.

    I leave my phone laying around the house a lot so its nice to just see my text on my monitor so I don't have to go grab it
     
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  8. Nrwrit3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, I tried to install it and I don't have notify pro...can you respond to texts through your computer? Or just see them? And why is notify pro required?
     
  9. cs0373 macrumors member

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    I use Veency through Cydia and TightVNC Viewer on my PC to do this. I can hook my computer to the phone remotely and view my phone on my computer screen. It will show the screen and incoming texts on my phone and I can respond from the computer. Also I can open the apps and everything on my pc.
     
  10. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    I got it to work, but the SMS reply didn't work..
    Was wondering why?
     
  11. Nrwrit3r, Dec 13, 2010
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    That's so laggy though

    EDIT: Just tried it again - too laggy. Takes 5-10 seconds to register on phone that it's appeared :(
     
  12. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I used GVoice for that, and Chrome GVOICE extension, works pretty cool, I get my SMS forward to the Gvoice number when I am on a metting or class.
     
  13. Nrwrit3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah but I don't want to have to texts from a # different from my real phone #
     
  14. Nrwrit3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also you don't need chicken VNC, you can use on finder go --> connect to server --> enter phone's IP. This is a little faster connection than chicken vnc
     
  15. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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  16. Th3d0ctor macrumors member

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    I think the dev said that responding to texts worked when you were having the notifcations sent through notify.io but I wasn't getting some of my texts so I started using notifo.com instead. And I don't think you can respond to them when using notifo.
     
  17. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    Yeh, I can't respond either..
    Was driving me nuts lol
     
  18. veew macrumors newbie

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    Maybe I won't buy one

    This is amazing, such a basic finction and a £500+ phone won't do it !

    I have an old sony erriccson and I just plug it in when I get to work, I can send and receive messages via my phone and no one know's I am doing it as I am using the PC, and not having to look at or use the pnone in any phisical way.

    So, in conclusion this feature is needed in these situations.

    Still can't understand why it is not available....
     

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