Showing posts with label SMS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SMS. Show all posts

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Why I finally believe Microsoft is a changed company

The media has been talking about how Microsoft is a changed company. I never believed that story. I have seen many large companies trying to change and eventually fail. There are examples of Motorola, Bell Labs, HP, Nokia; all of them trying to change but failing at it.

Yesterday one of my friends introduced me to this new app called "SMS Organizer". The name could have been better but leaving that part aside, it looks like a typical thing that you expect Googles and Apples of the world to do, not expected from Microsoft at all. The fact that they built an app that solves a key problem and released it on android indicates to the fact that it is a changed company.

The app itself is fantastic, it takes a "Inbox by Gmail" approach to the SMS. I believe this is something that Google should have done years ago but they chose to ignore it. Following are the key features of the app.

  • You have Bill reminders right on top
  • Messages are categorized as personal, promotional, transactional. 
  • You can block SMS messages. 
  • You can put rules to delete messages like OTP and promotions to be deleted after a certain period. 
  • You can backup your SMS messages to Google Drive
It is a great app, I am still playing with it to see if it completely replaces the native messaging app but as of now, it looks promising.

Friday, February 20, 2009

SMS Backup: Application review

Here is an interesting useful application that I got after I asked a question on android developers group. I had almost started developing this application that would backup the SMS messages on the device to the GMail account.

Essentially the application is called SMS Backup, one can search this application with this string in android market. Once downloaded and installed you need to setup your google account in the application and make sure that google account is IMAP enabled.

After this simple setup, your SMS messages would be backed up to the GMail account under a label SMS. This also can be changed from the application settings.

Currently it seems that the restore functionality is missing. I would have liked to have that functionality as well.

I would still recommend this application to everybody.