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Dinamotxt - Tablets now have SMS

Loie Favre (translation)
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 Thanks to their larger displays, tablets are in principal easier for writing than smartphones.However, some messaging services, like the good old SMS, aren't available on tablets. In the last little while, an entire gamut of free instant-messaging services, like WhatsApp, have surfaced on tablets, since these are indeed well-used methods of communication; not everyone owns a smartphone.

The question is this: why isn't there a pre-installed app for tablets that will send SMS? There are already several apps on the market that will do the trick, one of which is Dinamotxt. We've tested this app today to see what it can do!

3 ★★★☆☆

Rating

Tested version Latest version
2.05.01-official 2.12.41

Features & Use

Test devices:
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4.2.2
Asus Nexus 7 with 4.2.2 Custom ROM

Setting up Dinamotxt is as easy and requires few steps. First off, the app must first be downloaded onto the smarthone and the tablet, where it then automatically asks you to activate Bluetooth. After this is done and both devices have been paired, the app can be successfully set up and used. Thankfully the Bluetooth only needs to be used for the inital pairing process. Afterwards, every SMS can be sent via internet. It also works the other way around: if the devices don't have access to an internet connection, messages can be sent via Bluetooth.

Before you start using the app, you need to accept the information privacy statement. I read it through and discovered a few questionable elements:

You agree that we [...] collect and use technical data and related information, including but not limited to technical information about your device, [...] to improve the App or to provide services or technologies to you.

Though it isn't clear which personal information will be used, they will likely employ it to personlize the ads. It goes without saying that you should read all conditions before installing the app. What's more, you should maybe think twice before using the app, since the permissions (which surely have a function) do request access to a lot of your personal information.

At first glance, the app will show the main page with the usual listed SMS, that display the sender's name. Clicking on it once will open up the entire conversation and you can answer without problem. Even sending an SMS to usual numbers or contacts worked problem-free and was well received. Receiving an SMS will prompt a notification and an optional pop-up window, which appears simultaneously‎ on the smartphone and the tablet. So far, there's not too much to complain about.

What makes Dinamotxt special are its various themes, like paper, different colors and the standard Android theme to name a few. The first ones look very chic and also offer a few cool animations.The settings are comprised of a few interesting points like the optional delivery notice, the choice of shutting off animations, pop-ups for new notifications and a password protection. What's more, the app is ''backup and restore'' ready, so that you can save your SMS on your tablet and restore them if need be.

Bottom Line

Dinamotxt is practical, with a wide range of functions, like easy-to-send and receive SMS from smartphones to tablets. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer all the same features like other apps from this category. That being said, this app does exactly what it's meant to do.

A welcome diversity is produced by the various designs and you're able to customize the app to give it your own personal touch.

Screen & Controls

Like I mentioned earlier, Dinamotxt comes with a huge variety of designs, though unfortunately not all of them are really that well-suited for tablets. The entire layout and text is much too big and doesn't offer a two column view, where one side would show the list of text messages and the other, a preview section.

I think it's too bad that you can only use this app on tablets. This should definitely be improved.

Speed & Stability

There was absolutely nothing to complain about in terms of Dinamotxt's speed. As soon as you've set up the connection, you can send and receive SMS quickly and problem-free.

Price/Performance Ratio

Dinamotxt can be downloaded for free, however it does contain ads. For 99 cents, you're able to buy the ad-free version.

(originally by Ludwig Hubert)

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Comments

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  • Dinamoxt 11 months ago Link

    Thank you for taking the time to review Dinamotxt and we appreciate your comments. We would like to point out that the disclosure of a Privacy Statement is standard practice for most App Developers, including Viber, WhatsApp etc. There really isn't anything nasty in there. A messaging App needs to be able to access the user's messaging inbox, so that we can replicate this onto the Tablet. Note, we are bound by strict legislation regarding the protection of Consumer Data and we go to great lengths to ensure the privacy of our users' data, our servers have no visibility of the content of any messages. Our App is built on our telco-grade platform that is deployed with mobile operators all over the world, where data protection and compliance with strict regulation is commonplace, we have extended this to Dinamotxt. We are also working on some great new features, which will be released soon!

    Thanks,
    Lorraine, part of the Dinamotxt team.

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  • Cheryl McNamara 11 months ago Link

    Awesome does what it says love it

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