smsZap
smsZap 1.0.1
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Highlight text in your current Mac application and send it as an SMS (Short Message System) text message to any mobile phone, anywhere. No need to connect or sync your own phone to your Mac. Messages that you send with smsZap are passed over the Internet to our SMS service centre.

Enjoy the upgrade of going from your cramped mobile keypad to the full keyboard of your Mac, or avoid touching the keyboard altogether and simply launch smsZap from within your favourite Mac application (e.g. Mail, Safari, Entourage, etc) sending the currently selected text with the hotkey combination
What's New
Version 1.0.1:
  • Fixed some networking issues that affected a few users whilst creating an account in the Setup Assistant.
  • Some minor enhancements to prevent smsZap from freezing when launched (a problem found to affect a minority of users).
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.7 or later



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dayglow_uk reviewed on 29 Apr 2008
I used smsZap for a couple of years, but became disenchanted with it. Customer service is woeful with no response received to the emails I've sent them when their service appeared to be down.

The price per message hasn't dropped despite most carriers now providing much cheaper text rates than they did a couple of years. I currently also have a few credits left (enough for a couple of messages) which the software refuses to let me use.

It feels like this app has been abandoned by its developers. They are happy to take my money but don't seem to care whether I continue to use their service or not.
[Version 1.0.1]


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ROMcB commented on 18 Jun 2006
You must purchase credits for continued use.
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Nicecaman commented on 07 Jul 2005
After I downloaded the app. and before trying it, I did a price comparison with my and my wife's existing mobile phone arrangements. I have a subscription and the wife has a pre-paid account. I could only save on buying 4500 credits and even then not much at all. For the wife it was much cheeper sending it over her phone. We can send SMS to the UK and Ireland for the same amount as a national SMS. (we are in Sweden at the moment, using Tele2Comviq) So all in all, no or very low savings and quite difficult to work out the actual cost involved. Promising app, for when the cost to send a SMS drops.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jul 2005
Does anybody got this app after build 1.0?
Can't download and access their webpage!
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Jul 2005
Works for me. What is the problem you are experiencing?
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jun 2005
Excellent application. Dead easy to set up and use. Would thoroughly recommend to any sms using Mac owner.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jun 2005
Brilliant App... Just what I have been looking for. Hate having to use a phone pad for sending messages. Brilliant... and works!!!
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Anonymous commented on 21 Jun 2005
I can't download. Any tip??
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Anonymous reviewed on 31 May 2005
Just downloaded this and tested it. Works beautifully. It stores your messages, integrates with your address book and tracks messages so you can monitor their progress! Slightly different feature set to SMSmac, but seems better value (difficult to be absolutely sure because this app is free, whereas you have to pay for SMS mac and of course the cost varies depending on where you are sending the message). But the pricing for SMSzap is much more transparent, plus you get ten free credits to test the app. So this is the one I'm going to use. Sending SMS is a real rip off on mobiles, particularly abroad. How much profit does the network make on an sms? I've been told it only costs them £0.001 (yes that is the right number of zeros!) So how much does it cost using smsZap?

You can buy either 500, 1000 or 4500 credits. Sending sms to different countries costs different amounts, but lots of places seem to need three credits. So if you buy 500 an average sms will cost £0.098, if you buy 1000 the cost is £0.084 and if you buy 4500 the cost is £0.078. That last is about half what it costs me to send an international sms, so it looks prety good value. But of course, I'd like it to be even cheaper!

What could be improved? Be good if you could type a name from your address book into the number box and it would find the mobile number.

Give it a try, you have nothing to lose (and just to be cautious, use a throwaway email account).
[Version 0.9.3]


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Downloads:5,299
Version Downloads:3,138
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:30 Jun 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Highlight text in your current Mac application and send it as an SMS (Short Message System) text message to any mobile phone, anywhere. No need to connect or sync your own phone to your Mac. Messages that you send with smsZap are passed over the Internet to our SMS service centre.

Enjoy the upgrade of going from your cramped mobile keypad to the full keyboard of your Mac, or avoid touching the keyboard altogether and simply launch smsZap from within your favourite Mac application (e.g. Mail, Safari, Entourage, etc) sending the currently selected text with the hotkey combination SHIFT-COMMAND-W.

Rushing out the door with no time to send those appointment details to the printer? Just highlight the text in either Mail or iCal, hit the smsZap key combination and watch the message arrive on your phone.

smsZap is FREEWARE but does require credits in order to send out messages (these can be bought from smszap.com).

Key Features
  • Low cost mobile messaging. Save money on international text messages (you may also make considerable savings on local / national text messaging too) and send messages whilst you are travelling without paying any roaming charges.
  • Send messages quickly from your computer without having to awkwardly type them on a mobile phone keypad.
  • Integrates with the Apple Address Book. Access all your contacts from within smsZap: click their name and the number you want to send the text message, type your message and hit send!
  • Track the progress of your messages in real-time as they are sent and get delivery confirmation when the message arrives.
  • Use SMS even in areas where you can't even get a mobile signal.
  • Send official SMS messages that need to be stamped with your company name as the sender.
  • Copy and paste information from Safari, Mail (or any other application) to your own phone or a friend's.
  • Keep messages off your phone's memory for security or privacy reasons.
  • Very resource efficient: only a 276 KB download that uses minimal hard disk space, and will go unnoticed from a CPU / memory usage point of view.


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