Normally I don’t post press releases, but today I’m making an exception. Ever since its release I’ve liked VITO SMS-Chat a lot for the way it looked, and for what it did. I’m not (any more) someone who upgrades my device with custom ROMs, so I don’t have WM 6.1 and if I want threaded messaging, I need to look for third party software.
The one thing I didn’t like about VITO SMS-Chat was that it copied all your messages to a different, VITO SMS-Chat specific, custom folder, breaking compatibility with other programs. However, when I read the press release I received this morning, I saw that this was no longer the case: all messages stay in your Inbox, Sent Messages folder, etc.! That alone was enough reason for me to install and activate SMS-Chat ( already owned it, just never used it), but there are several other good enhancements, so reading the entire press release is recommended, if you’re looking for threaded messaging software. (In fact,
The press release if after the break.
May 8th, 2008 – VITO Technology releases a new version of one of its best-sellers – SMS-Chat. SMS-Chat is a Windows Mobile SMS messenger that organizes your SMS correspondence into threaded SMS conversations. There has appeared the ability to create templates that you can use for quick answers, the ability to switch off popping up alerts. If you’ve received some telephone number in SMS you can click it to place a call or if there is a hyperlink click it to open it in a browser. You will be pleasantly surprised by the ability to change skins in new SMS-Chat.
The new version of SMS-Chat presents a lot of improvements that make big sense for SMS chatting. The most distinctive option is the ability to switch off the onscreen alerts. This way you can hide the onscreen SMS notification and nobody will peek on your incoming message. Other new options include the ability to create and use your own templates for quick answers so that you can send answers immediately, the ability to open hyperlinks and dial phone numbers right from the message with a single tap, the ability to send your contacts’ phone numbers. Now SMS-Chat uses the default folders for saving text messages, therefore most bugs have been fixed, like the problems with full screen notifications.
Other minor changes include:
- The notification window disappears when you tap the screen outside it.
- When clicking the cross icon the notification closes and message shows as unread in chat.
- Quick scroll has appeared for long chats.
- Clicking the name in the chat opens a contact details
- It is possible to minimize the application right from the chat.
- Dates in chats are shown the same way as in the WM system
SMS-Chat is available for $14.95 at http://iwindowsmobile.com. SMS-Chat supports English, German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.
VITO Technology Inc. is known for its high-tech products in the field of Windows Mobile and Symbian software, GPS navigation and custom projects. Introduced in the present article SMS-Chat is an SMS messenger that brings threaded SMS to Windows Mobile.