TabletSMS: ClockworkMod’s Way to Text from Tablets

TabletSMS: ClockworkMod’s Way to Text from Tablets

Sep 4, 2012

ClockworkMod (not to be confused with custom ROM creator CyanogenMod) has released a new extension for its DeskSMS service for tablets: TabletSMS.

TabletSMS was inspired by Koushik Dutta, member of the ClockworkMod team and creator of DeskSMS, wanting to send text messages from his Nexus 7. So, he wrote an app to do just that. Users install TabletSMS on their tablet, like the Nexus 7, and the DeskSMS app on their phone. Once both accounts are logged in to with the same Google account, it's possible to view and send messages from an Android tablet. Technically, this could be used on another phone or similar device. Want to use the Galaxy Player 5.8 to send texts from that prepaid Android phone? Use TabletSMS. Note that at least in my tests, there appeared to be a delay in getting text notifications on TabletSMS, and through the Google Talk and email notification options. Like other CyanogenMod works, the apps are open-source. The DeskSMS service comes with a 14 day trial, and is $4.99 for one year of service.