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Six great ways to get more from SMS and your phone

Tips and tools to get more from texting

Text messaging isn't just kid's stuff anymore. Use these amazing online tools to turn any SMS-capable phone into a productivity powerhouse.

6. Archive your messages

Need to save an important message for posterity (or a pending court case)? In an ideal world, you'd simply connect your phone to your PC and copy the messages to your hard drive. Few phones can do that out of the box, however. But the free utility BitPim makes this possible for many models from LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sanyo.

You'll also need a USB cable that's compatible with your phone; check with the manufacturer (or eBay) to hunt down the proper cable.

To preserve only a select few messages (and avoid the hassles of software and cables), check out TreasureMyText. This free web service archives and manages all messages forwarded from your phone. Later, you can visit the Treasuremytext site to review your messages, add notes, and organise them in custom folders.

  1. Tips to get more from texting
  2. Tracking your deliveries and calories by text
  3. Composing SMS messages by voice
  4. Keep tabs on friends
  5. Transfer files to your phone
  6. Archive your messages


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