Many old Palm users miss their threaded SMS on their new BlackBerrys. They find that RIM’s implementation is just not as good as the IM-like look they used to have. 3jam hopes to fix that issue with SuperText. It essentially turns SMS into an IM client by threading your SMS.
NOTE: This is different from the 3Jam online SMS client which requires you to buy SMS credits. I asked 3Jam about it and they told me that their BlackBerry app simply works with your regular SMS by organizing all incoming and outgoing SMS’s into a nice, threaded interface. Nothing else changes. No need to buy credits, no need to have friends sign up, etc. The 3jam Desktop App (SuperText), however, let’s you send and receive messages for free from your computer. We may build in this functionality into the Blackberry app down the road.
I love the feature set:
- The 3jam Threaded SMS app was designed to be super fast, with no-handed access to reading incoming messages. Replies are always only one click away!Just think of the number of clicks and scrolls you go through now in order to read and reply to a new text message, and you’ll never go back to your Blackberry messaging client again!
- Finally, you can experience true threaded SMS on your Blackberry. Conversation lists are sorted by sender instead of a simple listing of all your messages.Best of all, messages are stored in a separate database so you’ll never lose messages to the Blackberry’s “auto-delete” function again! You can even export conversations to email to save space!
- In addition to 1-to-1 messaging, U.S. Blackberry users have the option to pick recipients from your Blackberry’s address book and start a group conversation!It’s easy and useful! Your friends don’t need the Blackberry application nor do they have to have signed up on 3jam.com. All they need is any SMS-enabled mobile phone to reply!
SCROLLING IM VIEW
- In the scrolling IM view, incoming messages automatically show up in the conversation thread!
- You get to decide if you want to show senders and most recent messages on one line or two.
- The app requires no data connection and major features can be easily changed to your liking!