Thinking of the need to have text messages and missed calls sent automatically to your inbox?No? Well, i am not alone. There is, however, sligtly, a need for an app that does exactly this, and we’ve got it covered after this break.
You may wonder why would people want to forward text messages or missed call notifications to their personal email account when they already having cell phones with them all the time? The reason why is here.
If you are doing a job in a company, where, for security reasons, they aren’t allowed to use or carry their mobile phones inside though they don’t have regular phones at their desk and are allowed email access. So, they have to leave their phones at home but with the auto-forwarding enabled, they’ll get an email alert as soon as anyone sends them an SMS or calls on their cell during office hours.
This would be handy for people who have recently switched to a different phone number and can keep track of all incoming calls and messages received on their previous phones but without having to carry it all the time.
There’s plantly of apps that offers the ability to forward texts and missed calls to a specified email address, but no app like SMS2Gmail dose it as well. Its only says “SMS” in the name, but forward both SMS text messages and missed calls to your email address. So that you will get the complete message text in your emails and sender’s name as well as the number provided that the number already exists in your phonebook.
From Android Market:
Forward SMS and call information to Gmail account. Activate it remotely as well.
Have you ever left your phone at home? Or temporarily mis-placed it?
This application allows you to forward your SMS messages and missed calls to a user defined gmail account, and you can activate it remotely.
Installation and set up will take only takes just one step to get it up running. Launch the app, provide the credentials of your Gmail account and done. It needs the Google credentials in order to send email notifications but if that doesn’t make you too happy, just create a new Gmail account and set it up to auto-forward messages to your primary email account.
Example – after setting up simply request a friend to send me a couple of messages along with a missed call. Notifications for each of these will be then sent to your Gmail account by SMS2Gmail.
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My only gripe with the app is how it is limited to sending notifications to Gmail accounts only. While everyone who has an Android phone has a Gmail account, there will be plenty of cases where people use a Hotmail or a Yahoo! account as primary.
You turn on email notifications manually but if in a situation where you have been forgotten the phone at home, or have misplaced it somewhere else, you can remotely activate auto-forwarding by sending an SMS from another phone to yours. via
The app lets you assign an Activation Keyword and as soon as a text arrives with that keyword, the auto-forwards will be enabled automatically. The app can be downloaded for free from the link embedded below:
Download SMS2Gmail [Market Link]