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EasySMS - Desktop SMS Free

Jay O.
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You're sitting in front of your computer and hear your Android phone calling to you: it's an SMS. "Should I get up, fetch my Android, write back, or is that too much of a hassle?" Sending an SMS via the web browser saves a lot of time—and that's precisely what EasySMS - Desktop SMS Free promises to offer, even if the app's name is a bit of a mouthful. Find out more in today's review.

3 ★★★☆☆

Rating

Tested version Latest version
1.5.38 1.5.53

Features & Use

Tested using: HTC Desire
Version: Android 2.2


First things first: you'll need internet connection in order to send anything. Choose between W-Lan, Bluetooth, and USB. W-Lan only works if both devices ar linked to the same router.


Configurations can be seen to in the app: select a connection and ensure that the URL isn't accessed without authorization. You can set EasySMS to start up as soon as you turn on your Android, or else manually decide when the service should begin and when it should end.


If you've taught your router port restriction you can enter the port manually. There's an update intervall responsible for web-interface updates can also be adjusted. There's also an option that displays all your contacts, and special functions for HTC devices with HTC Sense can be activate via the check boxes combined with “Alt”. I recommend alternative sending for HTC devices with HTC Sense. You will also need your Android's IP address for W-Lan. EasySMS creates an icon for your status bar and displays the required IP which you should then insert into your broweser's address bar. Don't forget to enter the port which you just configured. What is then displayed in the address bar could look like this: “ http://192.168.178.33:2511”.


The options for establishing a connection via Bluetooth or USB are good alternatives for the intuitive W-Lan mode, but they're also still very much in the early stages. Configurations aren't exactly a walk in the park and there are lots of crashes. If you're eager to make use of them nonetheless click here for more information.


The browser displays functions which allow you to send and delete text messages, display contact pictures, and inform you if an SMS was sent successfully. A pop-up informs you whenever you receive new SMSs.


The donate version supports Chomp SMS codes, meaning you can send text messages for less money.


Advantages

  • No further software required when using W-Lan connection
  • Send SMS from web-interface
  • Pop-up informs you when you receive new messages

Drawbacks

  • Configurations for USB / Bluetooth connections iare complicated
  • Instable connection via USB / Bluetooth

Bottom line:
I don't know that I fully agree that EasySMS - Desktop SMS Free is all that easy, seeing as configurations are complex if you decide not to go for a W-Lan connection. Once the connection is established, however, the app provides you with a few fun and useful gimmicks, such as the pop-up notification. Aside from configurations this is a pretty neat app that can definitely prove to be useful.

Screen & Controls

EasySMS - Desktop SMS Free may have “easy” integrated into its name, but controls aren't all that easy. It requires a lot of settings and the user is not provided with quick instructions. You have to wade through the FAQ in order to figure all the different configurations out. It will take you at least a half hour to get the app running.
The web-interface design is basic and while it serves its purpose it's nothing fancy.

Speed & Stability

EasySMS - Desktop SMS Free (or should I say Google Chrome) ran smoothly during the testing phase; stable, too. The Bluetooth connection wasn't that great, however.

Price/Performance Ratio

EasySMS - Desktop SMS Free can be downloaded free of charge in the Android Market. The donate version, which helps support the developer, can also be found in the Market.

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    NetQin Mobile Inc Dec 30, 2010 Link

    Dear EasySMS Team,

    This is NetQin Mobile Inc., a leading global mobile security service provider. Your apps on Android Market have caught our attention. We’d like to outline a collaboration: promotion exchange or NetQin advertises in your apps. Please kindly check and inform us of your thoughts on the collaboration.

    NetQin Mobile Inc.--
    Founded in 2005, backed by Sequoia, Mayfield, Fidelity and Ceyuan VC, NetQin Mobile Inc. (refer to “NetQin” hereafter) is a global leader in mobile security services - holding 64.8% of the Chinese mobile security market share (2010 H1 Whitepaper on China Mobile Security Market by Frost & Sullivan). NetQin delivers proven mobile security solutions based on the cloud-computing model, including anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spam, privacy protection, data backup and recovery, as well as data management - to more than 60 million users in more than 200 countries and regions worldwide - to protect them against mobile security threats which will result in financial loss and privacy compromise. Backed by an R&D team of more than 180 highly-skilled professionals, NetQin owns multiple patented technologies and relentlessly delivers the technology advancements crucial to improving mobile security. NetQin mobile security services cover the OS of Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BB and iPhone.

    Please kindly check and share your thoughts with us on the collaboration. For more information, please visit http://www.netqin.com or search “antivirus” on Android Market.

    Faithfully Yours,
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    Tracy BLAS
    International Online Business Development

    NetQin Mobile Inc.
    Address: Building 4, 11 East Hepingli Street, Dongcheng District,
    Beijing, P.R.China, 100013
    Tel: +8610-85655555 Ext. 3116
    Cell phone: +86-13810026474
    Fax: +8610-85655518
    Website: http://www.netqin.com

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