mysms – Text anywhere: Cross-platform SMS messaging service

by: Paul NuñalAugust 23, 2012

Apple’s iMessage is arguably one of the best messaging applications for iOS devices. Introduced in October of last year, iMessage has been the prime choice of many users. It’s known for being able to send and receive messages faster in a secure environment compared to other platforms. The iMessenger is so reliable that it has been chosen by many users for its simplicity and service.

The iMessenger is certainly a great application if you own a Mac, iPhone, iPod, or iPad, but what good is a service if it remains an Apple exclusive? For Android users out there, there’s an application that provides similar functions as iMessenger. Introducing mysms – Text anywhere,  an SMS service that synchronizes texts across mobile platforms, desktop computers, and through the Internet.

The service is available to a wide variety of platforms. The only platforms that are not yet supported are Windows Phone and BlackBerry, the latter of which has prided itself with its very own BlackBerry Messenger Service.

Using the mysms – Text anywhere app on your Android device is easy. When you first run the application, it will grab your entire SMS history and then you are required to signup to its cloud service by using your mobile number.

Once logged in, all your messages will be stored in the cloud, so whenever you receive or send a new message, it will automatically be updated on all platforms like Facebook, Android, Twitter and its web application service.

Send free text messages to other users using mysms, and it doesn’t matter if you are using an Android phone, tablet, computer, or iOS device.  Never miss out on an important message ever again. With the app’s cloud service, all of your messages will be synchronized between your Android phone, tablet, and computer.  This eliminates the burden of manually checking every device you own just to keep you updated.

The app isn’t limited to sending messages, users can also send pictures, files, and multimedia. The app works on both PC and Mac platforms and is compatible with a wide range of browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Other features of mysms – Text anywhere include automatic SMS backup, remote SMS text via your mobile carrier, and desktop notifications. The app also lets users customize their experience through themes and plugins that they can grab for free from the Google Play Store.

The app’s features could likely topple Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Messenger Service, as well as threaten the popular WhatsApp messenger, which currently connects Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone users with one application.

Overall, mysms – Text anywhere is a great alternative to traditional SMS messaging. Not only is the app jampacked with features; the service is also free of charge and more people are already signing up for an account to stay connected.

You can download the mysms – Text anywhere application absolutely free by heading to the Google Play Store.



  • VicMatson

    Not looking good. It looks like every time you text someone from your Android or PC you are charged by your carrier anyway. If they do free PC sending and don’t let the carriers take a bite out of you this app would have value! I’m assuming that receiving is free in all cases, but their FAQs are silent on this.

    Hopefully I’m wrong, but if not this could, by saying, “FREE” be the biggest false advertising scheme of the decade!

    • Are you sure you’re charged by your carrier??!! I thought it uses the internet, not the cellular…

      • We use both. Internet for messgages to other mysms users. Carrier texts for contacts that do not yet use mysms.

    • This app uses your data plan and connection, it has nothing to do with your carrier in terms of billing UNLESS you exceed your data allowance while using it then of course you will be charged by your carrier.

    • With mysms you can text for free to anybody who also uses mysms. On top of that you can send your carrier texts (also on your computer and tablet), in case one of your contacts does not use mysms. Both ways we won’t charge you for that.
      Receiving texts is also free on all your devices.

      • VicMatson

        But if you send a text from your PC to a non-
        mysms users phone, will you get billed by your carrier? You use your phone number as a key, and that suggests bill-o-rama! I won’t ask if you get a cut that the carrier bills me!

        It’s OK, but full disclosure, or lack of, makes the world turn.

  • travla

    ChatOn by Samsung is also a great app and is available on iOS and Android.

  • Alex

    I still prefer Google Voice.

  • Russ

    I tried the app, the performance on my Samsung tab 2 was awful. It lags to the point of not being usable.

  • mystro2b

    great app on my rooted Kindle

  • NavinJay

    I integrated it on my phone with my Google Voice acct. Just use your Google Voice number instead of your actual cell phone number and verify with the pin sent to your Google Voice account. Works great for me. Love the app. Sprint Galaxy S3

    • Ron Ingram

      How do you do that? New user.