Text messaging isn't just kid's stuff anymore. Use these amazing online tools to turn any SMS-capable phone into a productivity powerhouse.
5. Transfer files to your phone
Savvy users know that the easiest way to move a file between PCs is to email it to yourself. So why not take the same approach for transferring a file to your phone?
Unfortunately, it's not always that easy: many phones balk at email file attachments due to size or format. And what if your phone isn't set up to fetch email anyway? Your only option is a traditional PC-to-phone connection, which usually requires a special cable or a complicated Bluetooth configuration.
Enter Beam It Up Scotty, a free web-based service that leverages SMS to send just about any kind of file to your phone.
Just browse your hard drive for the desired file - document, photo, MP3, movie, or whatever - and then choose a compression setting. Beam It Up Scotty can automatically optimise video and audio files for mobile-phone playback and can compress other kinds of files for speedier transfer.
Finally, enter your mobile number. Within a few minutes you'll receive a text message containing a link to download the file straight to your phone.
- Tips to get more from texting
- Tracking your deliveries and calories by text
- Composing SMS messages by voice
- Keep tabs on friends
- Transfer files to your phone
- Archive your messages