Is there a messaging app that supports connecting to a computer and reading/composing text messages on the computer? I’m looking for something that is reasonably compatible with the /e/ philosophy, of course. I’ve gotten very used to that feature in the goolag messaging app…
Why don’t use telegram? It’s available for every OS
Why not telegram: 'cause everyone here is on SMS, and businesses send me SMS alerts, not telegram messages…
Ah ok, you are talking about SMS. That was not clear, sorry. I thought you are talking about a messenger.
So if you are talking about SMS, you can use Signal. It’s also available for most OS and on eOS you can use it as default SMS app.
Yes, Signal can handle the sms on the phone, and you can also connect a desktop device to that account, but I remember that you cannot read sms from the computer but only the signal network encrypted messages.
Maybe you can try (but really I don’t know it) this app on the /e/ store, that works via Matrix:
pulse does this for SMS
for data messaging: Element, Telegram, or any of the many XMPP apps
Thanks for pointing to pulse, looks exactly like what I need!
Sadly it looks like one can’t sign up for a Pulse account without a true goolag phone… Using microG when I choose the plan it just does nothing…
Using /e/ phone OTB (without any added app), I tested 2 methods :
- using scrcpy with adb-over-WLAN : works very well, but needs some manual steps to get it run (as activating adb over WLAN); easier with adb-over-USB
- /e/ Cloud “Phone Sync” app (should be available for everyone, soon …) : works fine but slowly (have to wait a SMS sync), needs some steps to start a conversation (phone number retrieval), easy for answers. No MMS !