Answer Machine replies pre-made custom messages via SMS to people that message you. All auto-replies can be logged in the application for future viewing and can be cleared when no longer needed.
Custom Away Messages can be created to notify your recipient of why you are not available and when you can get back to them. You can make as many Away Messages as you want. Messages are saved to your phone and can be set in Answer Machine's main application menu.
Recipient Filtering allows you to filter who receives the auto-responses. The three current filtering options are "Just Contacts", "Blacklisting", and "Whitelisting". Just Contacts will only reply to an individual, who's number appears in your Contact list. Blacklisting will NOT respond to registered recipients on the Blacklist. Whitelisting will ONLY respond to the registered recipients on the Whitelist.
With Answer Machine you are in control of how a recipient views your messages. With the "Inform Recipient" option, an [Answer Machine]: prefix will be added to your messages to let the individual know that what they are getting is an Away Message.
For those who don't want the application to seem like a service, Response Delay will delay auto-responses for either 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, or 5 minutes to make responses seem more natural to their recipients.
Repeat Responses is for when you really cannot be bothered. You need your recipients to leave you alone and know that now is NOT the time. With Repeat Responses enabled, if a recipient messages you multiple times while the app is running, it will respond as many times as they inquire.
Notes for Answer Machine on Some Devices:
Some Application, such as but not limited to, custom dialers and custom text messaging applications may impede how Answer Machine works! If you are using a custom dialer or custom text messaging application, your experience with Answer Machine may vary. This may also be the case with HTC's, Motorola's, and Samsung's custom OEM Overlay text/phone applications.
It is always recommended to backup your information USING Answer Machine's Backup procedure and uninstall Answer Machine completely. Then install the application off the market and use Answer Machine's Restore procedure to restore your preferences/messages/filters/etc.. However...
A highly configurable Android application created for traveling and hands-free convenience that can automatically answer incoming calls and can auto-reply to text messages based on your preferences.
The idea started mainly as a way to present alternatives to fumbling to answer your phone/texts while driving. When your phone rings it picks up the receiver and uses headphones, speakerphone or blue tooth based on your choice. It can also answer text messages automatically.