DeskSMS developer releases TabletSMS, allows you to send texts through your tablet


If I had seen this a little while ago, TabletSMS might well have been my Uniquely Android pick for today. I could have always waited a while before posting about it next week, but considering the fan following that DeskSMS enjoys, I thought that would be unfair of me.

If you haven’t heard about DeskSMS, here’s a short intro: the app allows you to send and receive texts from GMail, Google Talk or the Chrome extension. I personally prefer AirDroid, but that’s because of the additional functionality it offers. Those who just want the texting capability, DeskSMS would work just fine.

One issue with DeskSMS (and AirDroid) was that, though theoretically it was possible to text via one’s tablet too, in the same manner as with a PC, the experience wasn’t ideal. That’s where TabletSMS steps in, with a nice, clean UI and an experience that actually makes you believe that the texting capability was in-built into your tablet. It’s a great utility for those who spend a significant amount of time on their larger devices, such as for reading. It works great, too, and is automatically in my list of apps I can’t live without.

[Google Play via Android Police]

Raveesh Bhalla

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  1. This app has a great dev with awesome support, but i prefer using Tablet Talk. It is quite possibly my favorite app on my Nexus 7.

    1. I tend to agree with you. I used this app for a couple days now and isn’t as easy to use or reliable as tablet talk.

  2. I just use tablet talk which is the same but works through Bluetooth and the conversation is saved in your phone also. Nonetheless, desksms works great for the PC.

    1. Haven’t tried the app myself, but if it really saves the texts to my phone as if I was having the conversation from my phone, I will definitely try it. That’s my biggest gripe with all these other solutions, I can’t keep a history of my conversations on my phone. (which is then backed up to my email through SMS Backup+)

  3. Trash…definitely looks better than MightyText, but with them I don’t need a bloody yearly subcribtion, and its all free and works just as good. Trashapp.

    1. What’s wrong a with a great dev that makes tons of other free apps (ClockworkMod, ROM Manager, etc) to try and make some money?

  4. I use Google Voice. It’s free and I can use multiple devices. Tablets, phones, Chrome, etc.

    1. ^This. You beat me to it.

    2. Yes, this

    3. Yes but unless you’re a Sprint subscriber, people have to text your GV number, not your actual cellphone number.

      1. I’m a Verizon customer and have no issues giving people my Google Voice number. Barely anyone knows my actual cell phone number. Sometimes when I call into Verizon, I forget myself.

        1. Yes but I would imagine that you had to consciously decide to tell people your GV number instead of your cellphone number. So it did require some getting used to, no? I’m not saying it’s hard to do, but coming from someone who hasn’t changed their number in over 9 years, it would be weird for me to make that change so I’m glad I have the choice of not doing so while still enjoying the benefits of GV. :)

    4. THIS! I’m ready for google to add pic msg to it.

    5. Works great I guess, except I’m not living in the US.

  5. I use tablet talk and I can even use it with bluestacks on my pc so I can text via pc as well as being able to use the mobile apps of slacker and pandora and the like. HAving all that tied to a single program instead of having to keep my web browser open is ideal for me since I am using an older weak single core amd cpu and have the ram maxed out on the board at 2gb all while running windows vista 32bit Home premuim

  6. I use tablet talk and google voice. I can text from 2 different numbers on my tab.

  7. Has anyone here heard of text plus?
    Got it from Amazon market and its free l.
    Can’t tell difference on my tablet from SMS on my phone

  8. Tablet talk and Mightytext are my weapons of choice for this sort of stuff. Use an NFC tag on my N7 case to turn on bluetooth and start Tablet talk on my phone which autopairs with the N7.

  9. I use TabletTalk for this, it is a great app. Very nice.

  10. I use Google Voice. That way I get all my voicemails and texts in one place.

  11. Anyone used TabletSMS to send MMS? If so how did you do it. Also I don’t have the second icon from the top right in the picture above.

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