QuickTip – Change the New Text Message Sound

It’s time for anther QuickTip! It has been a while since I have wrote a QuickTip (a very simple tip about the iPhone or iPod Touch) and I thought I better get back to it. I was actually reminded of this quicktip while we were on vacation last week.

QuickTip: To change the sound your iPhone makes when receiving a new text message, you can go into the stock Settings application then the Sounds option and then the New Text Message option. Here you will see seven options in which you can choose from; None, Tri-tone, Chime, Glass, Horn, Bell and Electronic (all iPhones come stock with the Tri-tone sound enabled). You can tap on the name of a sound to get a quick demo of it. Once you select a sound, it will make that sound every time you receive a new text message. [Read more…]

SwirlyMMS 2.1 – 3.0 Support, 3GP Video Support, Folders, Improved GUI

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free Trial, $6.00 Upgrade, $12.00 New  

SwirlyMMS A few days ago, I heard through the grape vine that SwirlyMMS was going to be releasing a significant update to their application. Well, it seems that this is indeed true. SwirlyMMS 2.1 is in the works (actually it’s in the beta testing faze). The update will include some cool new features:

1) Compatible with iPhoneOS 3.0
2) MMSes can now be “categorized” into folders and subfolders. The folders and subfolders are customizable and messages can be moved between folders.
3) Support for 3GP videos on iPhoneOS 3.0.
5) A completely new message browser.
4) The GUI has been optimized leaving it faster and more alert.

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MobileLog – Manage Call and Text Messages

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free 6 Day Demo – $7.49  

mobilelog MobileLog is a very nice application that allows you to manage your calls and text messages. When you open MobileLog, you will get a pop-up asking if you would like to Buy the app (the app is $7.49), Activate the app (which is done after purchasing the app) or Continue Demo (it is a 6 day demo). Once you have chosen your option, you will be brought into the application.

There are a ton of features in this app so, lets quickly walk through them. Across the top menu bar (left to right), you will find Edit, All Calls icon, Missed Calls icon, Received Calls icon, Dialed Calls icon and a Trash icon. Edit allows you to delete specific calls from the list. Note: Any calls that are deleted in the MobileLog application will also be deleted from your stock Phone application on your iPhone. All Calls allows you to view all Missed, Incoming and Dialed calls in once list starting with the most recent. Missed Calls will display all your missed call starting with the most recent and the Dialed Call option will display all your dialed calls starting with the most recent. The Trash option allows you to delete all the calls with one tap. At the bottom of each list you are also given the total number of calls and the total duration of all the calls. [Read more…]

TalkMe – Text to Speech Application

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

TalkMeTalkMe is a text to speech application. The application gives you the ability to listen to your text messages instead of read them. I will say that when I saw this app in Cydia I was intrigued and although it is a great concept, the app itself needs some work. When you open TalkMe, you get a list of all your text messages. I’m not exactly sure what order the text messages are in. The list has no organization and is almost impossible to navigate logically however, there are a few options that you can change in the Settings that do help a little.

If you select the Info-Setting button in the lower left corner, it will open the Settings page. Here you are able to change the Language, change the voice speed (the higher the voice speed the slower they talk, the lower the voice speed the faster they talk) and turn on/off show only unread text messages. One cool feature is that you can test the app right in the Settings page. Just type any text into the blank below the Test button and then select Test and it will read you the text you have entered….it’s funny! I have found that if you turn on the show only unread text messages option, you are able to at least make some sense out of the list. [Read more…]

SMS Counter – View SMS Totals

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

SMSCounter is an application that quickly provides information about the amount of text messages you have, based on a few options. When you open the application, you will get the main screen. Here you will see a few options; Date, Message Type, Person and Message Count. The application defaults to one month, all your messages, from everyone and then gives you your total. However, If you select the Period option, you are able to change the To and From date. If you select Message Type, you are able to choose All messages, only Incoming messages or only Outgoing messages. The Person option allows you to choose a specific person. The Message Count displays the number of test messages you have based on the options you have selected. [Read more…]

SMS2Mail – Backup and Sent Texts to Email

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

SMS2Mail SMS2Mail is an application that allows you to send your text messages to an email account. The application opens to the main menu. The first option on the main menu is Select Phone Number. This option allows you to choose the texts from certain phone numbers…there is also a Select All option which would be basically all your text messages. From here you can select the dates from which you would like the text messages. Just tap on the From option, select a date from the calendar and then tap on Select Date. The same goes for the To option. So, you could display all text messages from September 1st to today. [Read more…]

WinterBoard Mods

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

WinterBoard There are quite a few new mods in Cydia today. There were three very cool unique new themes; AMANA08 (via BigBoss), Umicon (via BigBoss) and L’Amour (via BigBoss). All three of these themes do quite a bit of modding…battery, badges, UI images, keyboards, sliders, chat bubbles…etc. There were two new SMS themes; Christmas SMS (via BigBoss) and Simple Text (via Steffwiz’s Source). There was also one new weather theme; Winter Weather BG (via BigBoss). Check out all of the screenshots below. [Read more…]

txtpedia – Dictionary of Texting, IMing and SMS Abbreviations

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

txtpedia We get a ton of emails everyday from developers of applications asking us to take a look at their apps. While I was spending some time going through our emails this app really caught my attention. txtpedia is a very simple application that is basically a dictionary of Texting, IMing and SMS abbreviations. When you open txtpedia, you will notice a search bar and an alphabetical list of abbreviations. You can either search for the abbreviation you are looking for or scroll down through the letters until you find it. Once you have found the abbreviation you are looking for, you can select it to see what the abbreviation stands for. It will also show other possible abbreviations for the same phrase or if the abbreviation can stand for more that one phrase.
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iRealSMS 2.0

Available In: cydia       Price: Free Demo – $10.00 ERU  

iRealSMS iRealSMS 2.0 is a SMS replacement application. iRealSMS 2.0 adds quite a few features that the stock SMS application does not offer. When you open iRealSMS 2.0, you will get a pop-up saying that you can use the Demo version of the application or the option to purchase the full version for $10.00 ERU. Once you are past the pop-up, you will be on the main page of the application. On the lower menu bar there are four options; SMS, Conversation, Search SMS and Settings. The SMS option will display your Inbox, Drafts, Templates, Outbox and Sent text messages. The Conversations option will display your text messages as conversations. The Search option will allow you to search for a Name or for text within the messages…or both. The Settings option gives you a ton of options. When you select Settings, you will get three main categories; Basic Settings, UI Settings and Advanced Settings. There quite a few options in the settings all of which are self explanatory or are accompanied by a description of what the setting does.
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MySMS 0.8.6-1

Available In: Cydia       Price: Unregistered Version Free, Registered Version $4.95 or $24.95  

My SMS MySMS is an SMS application that can be used in the place of the stock SMS app (or in conjunction with it). When you first open MySMS, you will get a pop-up saying that you are using an unregistered version of the application. You can register the application for $4.95 or $24.95. You can see what the registered versions offer by selecting Register. Once you are in the application, you will be on the main screen.

On the main screen, you will see a list of all your SMS conversations. The most recent conversation being at the top of the list. You can change the list view by using the arrow icons on the lower menu bar. The first icon with the double arrows will show the individual text messages that you have both sent and received (instead of showing the conversations). The down arrow will display all the individual text messages that you have received and the up arrow will display all of the individual text messages you have sent. The last icon on the lower menu bard, the two chat bubbles, will bring you back to the conversation style list of your text messages.
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SMS Bubble Mods – WinterBoard

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

WinterBoard Yesterday iSpazio added a ton of SMS mods in Cydia. So, I spent some time (ok, WAY too much time) installing and taking screenshots of them all. Until now there were only a few SMS bubble mods but, now there are quite a few you can choose from. So, take a look below and see if there are any you like. [Read more…]

LockDockBar 0.1

Available In: cydia       Price: Free  

LockDockBar LockDockBar is an application that allows you to launch your Phone, Mail, SMS and Calendar apps from your lock screen. When you install LockDockBar, it will automatically add the icons to your lock screen (it does not add an icon for the app to your SpringBoard). You can then launch and use any of the four application right from your lock screen. Once you are finished using any of the apps, you will be brought back to your lock screen. If you select the Home button at any point while using the apps, you will also be brought back to your lock screen. It also displays a badge on the icons (on the lock screen) indicating if you have any missed calls, texts and/or any new email.
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Search 1.0

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Search Search is an application that allows you to search for keywords in your Mail, SMS, Notes, Contacts and even on the web. When you open Search, you will notice a lower menu bar with the options; Mail, SMS, Notes, Contacts and Web. At the top of the screen is a Search bar. You can select any of the options in the lower menu bar and then use the search bar to search within that application. The thing that I like about this application is that once it has found an entry you can then select it to see the full Email, SMS message, Note, Contact etc. The Web option will search Google keeping you in the application instead of directing you to Safari so…that is also nice.
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WinterBoard Mods

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

WinterBoard There are quite a few mods in WinterBoard today and I want to mention a few…one of which I am excited to tell the ladies about!! I always try to post about any mods that are aimed toward us females, only because there are not a ton of them and so it is nice to know about the few there are. Well, I honestly have not found that I am overly impressed with but, I really like a new theme called KillSignCarbonPink the other mods are titled; Sun and Moon SMS, Icon Shadow and Icon Glow.

KillSignCarbonPink is a very complete theme. It contains icon, slider bar, keyboard, dialer, wallpaper, system, badges, SMS Bubbles, loading screens, battery and many more mods. It is pretty clean and nicely put together. There are a few things I’m not huge on but overall, a decent theme you will want to check out. The next mod is an SMS mod. It changes your SMS Bubble to an yellow and a pearl color. The yellow sms bubbles have have a star and the pearl have a moon. It also has a star wallpaper. It sounds like it could be cheesy but, it is actually a decent design. [Read more…]

WinterBoard Mods

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

WinterBoard There were are quite a few mods via Steffwiz’s Source in Cydia today. I thought I would touch on a few of them. I just had a person email me yesterday asking if I knew of any SMS bubbles that were available in Cydia and then today there were some! Steffwiz has released both Purple and Auqa SMS bubbles. I know there are more than that in Cydia but, for the life of me I can’t remember the titles of the packages. If you know of any…let me know in the comments.
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