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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#11 Post by namida12 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:38 pm

uncle mark wrote:
zarg2 wrote:If I'm sending from my desktop I just use my email program and address the recipient as their phone number then the gateway for their phone carrier: put the phone number in front of the @ and discard the carrier identity that is there now.
Beat me to it. I don't do text (phones are for talking, and get off my lawn), but do sometimes use those email addresses to contact people who are into text more than email.
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zarg2 & uncle mark,

There are many cellular companies. How do you know what phone carrier the person uses? Send a text and ask?

On the other hand, pushbullet might be simple, with the door to door encryption feature.

Many different suggestions, thanks

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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#12 Post by uncle mark » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:19 pm

namida12 wrote:There are many cellular companies. How do you know what phone carrier the person uses? Send a text and ask?
Uhm... call them?
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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#13 Post by m_pav » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:03 am

Airdriod for me and note to D.O., airdroid does not require a rooted phone. Been using it for years and I prefer it because it does a whole lot more than just texting. Never once used their web based service to connect through, always used a regular wireless Lan.

However, there's an easier way, much easier cause you already know how to do it. Now that Googles voice to text has improved so much, with the proviso that you have an active internet connection, it's almost entirely possible for you to do most of your messaging by dictating to your phone in natural speech.

Open your messaging app, start as you would to begin typing, but instead of typing, have a hunt around your tiny keyboard for a microphone icon. If you don't see one straight away, it may be hidden under a gear or a T key with some extra tiny things on the same key. You could also just install and switch to the Google keyboard and do away with the clumsy keyboard jammed in there by the phone manufacturer cause the google keyboard has a permanent microphone icon at the top.

Anyway, once you find it, tap it, wait a second or 2 and start talking, but don't robotise your voice, speak normally, but clearly and annunciate your words. Provided there's not too much background noise, your words will be converted to text with amazing accuracy. However, with such a great tool, there's always a caveat, it doesn't know how to abbreviate or accent what has been translated, but that's dependent on android version, learnt patterns and other variables.

When finished speaking, press the stop button or an x in the listening window and edit or send your text.

Here's a vid on how to do it
https://youtu.be/kJ885WYj3uM
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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#14 Post by richb » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:00 am

Good tip. Voice recognition has improved, and I occasionally use it. A friend of mine uses it exclusively when sending email. Half the time I need to ask him what the message is, since it is confusing or undecipherable. He does not take the time to review and make corrections. If using voice recognition I believe a review is essential.
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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#15 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:17 am

a bluetooth keyboard for your phone would be another solution.
m_pav wrote:Airdriod for me and note to D.O., airdroid does not require a rooted phone. Been using it for years and I prefer it because it does a whole lot more than just texting. Never once used their web based service to connect through, always used a regular wireless Lan.
hmmm.... I know I tried this on my galaxy. maybe its was just the mirror feature that required the rooted phone. sorry for any mis-info on that point.
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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#16 Post by namida12 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:44 pm

PushBullet, is not in the Antix repositories. Or do in need to download directly?

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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#17 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:53 pm

It's a browser extension for Firefox, Opera or Chrome. The Firefox extension can be installed from the Firefox Add-ons menu.
For Chrome or Opera you add the extension from pushbullet.com
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