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Old Jan 29, 14, 12:02 am
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2014: Favorite iOS/iPad/iPhone Apps

Remote Messages.

This is what I've been looking for for a long time!

Read/compose/respond to SMS via your computer. Very cool.

New iOS 7 version finally out in Cydia today.
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Old Jan 29, 14, 12:02 am
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Let's use this thread for discussion of favorite iOS apps for 2014.

View the previous ginormous thread here.

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Old Jan 29, 14, 12:13 am
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
Remote Messages.

This is what I've been looking for for a long time!

Read/compose/respond to SMS via your computer. Very cool.

New iOS 7 version finally out in Cydia today.
Amazing tweak! Wish there's one for WhatsApp as well.
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Old Jan 29, 14, 3:35 am
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
Remote Messages.

This is what I've been looking for for a long time!

Read/compose/respond to SMS via your computer. Very cool.

New iOS 7 version finally out in Cydia today.
How is this different from iMessage or just sending SMS's from Skype?
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Old Jan 29, 14, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
Remote Messages.
New iOS 7 version finally out in Cydia today.
OT, apologies.
I've held off on JB until Saurik and others had time to update their tweaks. Have you jb already and are most of your favorite tweaks available?
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Old Jan 29, 14, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
How is this different from iMessage or just sending SMS's from Skype?
Some people have telephones or other services that are not Skype or iMessage- in this way you can also communicate with them.
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Old Jan 29, 14, 5:59 am
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But this is an iOS apps. thread.

Apple claims over 80% of iOS devices being regularly used runs iOS 7, so they'd all have iMessage.

And Skype is widely used. Not sure if WhatsApp is more widely used.
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Old Jan 29, 14, 6:04 am
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Naver LINE has a desktop client which makes things easy. And of course iMessage on my Macbook is nice. Today my boss showed that he schedules SMS messages to go out. He is using a 'droid. Has anyone seen this for a non-JB iPhone?
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Old Jan 29, 14, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
Some people have telephones or other services that are not Skype or iMessage- in this way you can also communicate with them.
You missed the point. With Skype you can send normal SMS messages to normal GSM phones.

And this app seems to be iMessage based, from what I can tell.
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Originally Posted by yosithezet View Post
Naver LINE has a desktop client which makes things easy. And of course iMessage on my Macbook is nice. Today my boss showed that he schedules SMS messages to go out. He is using a 'droid. Has anyone seen this for a non-JB iPhone?
I saw the software however have not installed it.

https://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/sms-...646308617?mt=8
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
You missed the point. With Skype you can send normal SMS messages to normal GSM phones.

And this app seems to be iMessage based, from what I can tell.
I use Skype from time to time to send normal SMS messages.

If the app is indeed iMessage based than I also am not sure what issue it is solving.

Normal SMS messages are not nearly as convenient as What's App of course because What's App can also work on wifi.
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Old Jan 29, 14, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
I use Skype from time to time to send normal SMS messages.
If the app is indeed iMessage based than I also am not sure what issue it is solving.
Normal SMS messages are not nearly as convenient as What's App of course because What's App can also work on wifi.
Skype sms costs a few pennies, right?
Line, WhatsApp, WeChat, even Google Voice all free
And of course iMessage but that's not cross platform.
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Skype sms costs a few pennies, right?
Line, WhatsApp, WeChat, even Google Voice all free
And of course iMessage but that's not cross platform.
Yes- the SMS can cost up to 0.20 each which adds up.

The other issue with Skype (or any other) SMS is that if you send a message to someone and they are for example on an airplane where they have wifi however not a GSM signal they can respond to a WhatsApp etc however they will not see nor be able to respond to the SMS. Particularly if flying across the Atlantic where you have services like Flynet you can communicate with people on the ground- although not still through your GSM device on most aircraft.
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Old Jan 29, 14, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
How is this different from iMessage or just sending SMS's from Skype?
It allows you to use control your IM app on the iPhone from your computer. I type a whole lot better on my computer than on my phone.

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OT, apologies.
I've held off on JB until Saurik and others had time to update their tweaks. Have you jb already and are most of your favorite tweaks available?
Yes, it's working great, and 98% of my old Cydia apps are working. And I know this isn't "supposed" to be the case, but my iPhone 4S is running faster on ios 7 than it did on 6.
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Old Jan 29, 14, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
It allows you to use control your IM app on the iPhone from your computer. I type a whole lot better on my computer than on my phone.
If I send message via iMessage via my Macbook, a reply only shows on MacBook and not iPhone or iPad, even though they share same apple ID. Does Remote Message work the same, or does show the original message and keep them in sync with other devices?

PS - going to JB my 5s later today, thanks!
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