TxtForward is a very simple application with a huge potential. The software takes incoming SMS messages and forwards them to the email address of your choice. Now many people wonder “Why in the heck would I want to do this?” Well, there are many reasons!
- Great way to permanently archive your text messages by forwarding them to a Gmail account where they will be archived forever.
- If you have multiple devices, you can get all your SMS messages delivered on one device.
- If your place of business doesn’t allow you to have your cell phone at work, you can forward messages to your email and never miss an important text.
- Maybe you have a completely different idea up your sleeve. 😉
This software is not perfect however, I do have a few gripes. When you receive an incoming text message, the “From” field displays; “txtForward”. I would much rather see something along the lines of “txt-406-555-555″ or something that let you know who was messaging you. If you reply to one of the messages using the “r” key, the address you reply to is firstname.lastname@example.org rather than the actual phone number of the person who texted you. There is also no form of threaded messages, which is particularly annoying when a message is longer than 160 characters, as the application splits those texts into two separate emails.
- Easily archive messages to your email.
- Receive SMS messages via email when you don’t have your phone handy.
- Small program and incredibly simple to use.
- No threaded messages.
- 160-character max limit.
- Reply-to address issue.
- Kind of pricey for as simple as it is.
All in all, the application has enabled me to archive my text messages in case I ever need to look back at them for work. And for that reason alone it is worth the $8 bucks. After all, this is only version 1.0 of the application. I’m sure that, with a bit more interest from you folks, the developers will be back to work and make it better! This program has all the potential in the world and I hope the development team realizes that!