1.) Sending SMS – to quickly send an SMS, press the green Send key (green) instead of going to Options – Send.
2.) Adding Recipient – adding a contact to the To field is faster if you switch the input mode from numeric to alpha (long press # key) and type the required name. After you typed the name, press the Selection key. If the selected contact has more than one number asigned, you’ll be presented with a pop-up window to select the desired number.
3.) Save Draft – quickly save an unfinished message as draft by pressing the End key (red).
4.) When you receive a new message, long press left softkey Show. Your message will be read by a voice reader. Very useful when you are driving a car! This works even with the keypad locked. (Thanks to papudrun and unwired for this tip)
Do you have more SMS tips? Share them in the comments!
Do you keep your old SMS messages? I do but they take too much space on my phone. A few days ago I received an email from a company called Psiloc. They were announcing a new application that does exactly what I need. It’s called GSync and it archives all the SMS messages on my GMail account.
Psiloc GSync allows you to automatically archive all your SMS messages on the Gmail™ account. The SMS messages appear as e-mails, are marked as read and labelled as SMS. Messages exchanged with same people are grouped into threads. You can configure how often messages are archived.
Threaded conversations! Sounds familiar? This is something that many Symbian users have been waiting for. Now you can have SMS messages grouped into threads on your GMail. Picture on the left shows Gsync in action on the phone and picture on the right is from GMail (SMS label created automatically):
Hi guys, there are couple of posts around the mobile blogs which caught my attention lately. I thought I would highlight them here:
- Antony shows how to read Bible in S60 phone
- according to the Tommi’s poll, Nokia default ringing tone causes physical pain to the 38% of people
- did you wonder if you can upgrade your Nokia E50 to Feature Pack 1? Well, the answer is no and Tommi explains why.
- Darla Mack looks closer at the pull email – a feature almost forgotten
- Daniel from e61life created a list of Nokia blogs, the best thing is that you can subscribe to this list and get the latest news from the Nokia blogosphere in one feed
- Nico wrote a very good review of Nokia E50 a few days ago, check it out
- write your text messages faster with these messaging tips
I’ve seen some very fast texters. Some of them can type a message without single mistake twice as fast as me. Now, I’m not the slowest guy also but I still can’t beat James Trusler from Shoreham who is the world’s fastest texter.
James sends about 500 messages from his phone every week. He has used his mobile phone to send messages for eight years, for everything from booking appointments at the hairdresser to wooing the woman in his life. James has his own website where he offers some tips and the SMS trainer.
He is able to type the following text in 67 seconds:
The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.
Tricky, isn’t it? James made this record 2 years ago. I’m sure there are some skilfull texters out there who are able to beat him. If you think you are faster than James try it out and post your best time in the comments under this article. We will then announce the winner. Let’s see if we can beat James!