• Faster sharing: Select or take pictures and videos directly from the app and share easily. You can even send audio messages to your contacts.
• Easy search: Search through contacts and conversation threads to find exactly what you are looking for.
• Purposeful design: New, fluid, material design that is intuitive and delightful.
• More control: Ability to block SMS senders. No interruptions when you don’t want them!
• More features: audio messages, emoji support 😃, colored text threads, message archiving and more.
Messenger is supported on devices running Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean, and above.
Leave your phone in your pocket and send/receive SMS text messages on your tablet. Your SMS inbox is synced with your phone.
Your benefits with mysms Tablet Texting App:
- Send and receive text messages on your tablet
- Automatically sync SMS and MMS between your smartphone, tablet and computer (pc & mac)
- Answer, dismiss, mute or dial a call on your tablet (note that you still need to talk on your phone)*
- Free texting / SMS to other mysms users
*** PLEASE NOTE: This app is not self-contained.To be able to use mysms tablet, you have to have mysms installed on your Android smartphone. ***
IT’S THAT EASY:
1) Install mysms on your Android smartphone and register:
2) Start the mysms Tablet Texting App and log in using your number and password.
***** ANDROIDCOMMUNITY.COM: “mysms Tablet will allow you to sync all text messages between your smartphone, tablet and computer. You can also send an unlimited amount of free messages to other mysms users”
MYSMS TABLET FEATURES:
- Tablet texting: Send text messages / SMS on your tablet
- Receive text messages directly on your tablet
- Sync SMS text messages between smartphone, tablet and computer (pc & mac)
- Sync messages and calls between two smartphones (-> download mysms mirror)
- Unlimited free texts to other mysms users
- Remote SMS: Send SMS text messages online on your tablet via your mobile carrier
- Phone calls: Answer, dismiss, mute or dial a call on your tablet*
- Call logs: Display the history of your missed calls, incoming calls and outgoing calls
- Notifications on incoming messages on your tablet
- Multimedia: Send pictures and files
- No new number: mysms uses your existing phone number
- SMS backup
- MMS Sync
- Save texts to Evernote*
This application is your text messenger or messaging app on your tablet. No more annoying typing on your smartphone! Download mysms on your tablet and phone and start texting from your tablet. mysms uses your existing mobile number, contacts and SMS text messages from your mobile phone.
mysms is not only a great SMS texting app, you can even make voice calls on your tablet (Bluetooth headset required). Dial on your tablet, talk on your phone.*
Connect mysms with Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive or Email. Forward your messages to Evernote, Dropbox and Google Drive or save your SMS and MMS in your email account. mysms serves as an SMS backup and archive.
* This is a Premium feature
We’d love to hear from you! Do you have a suggestion, question or comment? Just contact us at http://support.mysms.com. We’re trying to reply within 24 hours during weekdays.
You can also reach us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/mysms, Twitter @mysms and Google+ http://gplus.to/mysms.
Textra features the new Lollipop Material Design look from Google. Fluid, intuitive and delightful!
★ Number 1 ranked SMS app
★ Highest rated at 4.5 stars
★ Smallest resource size at 4M
Comes with a bunch of great extra features like 800+ emoji's, heaps of material design theme colors, dark mode, floating Lollipop style notifications, scheduled SMS & MMS, delayed sending (stop while sending), slide to delete / call, quick snap camera, multi-select picture gallery, quick reply popup, better MMS GROUP messaging, audio messages and SMS blocker / blacklisting.
Plus 'oh so easy' default or per contact customization for bubble colors, signatures and notifications (icon color, led color, sound, vibrate, privacy, repeating and muting).
It's pretty special; try it, tell your friends, shout from the treetops, but most of all enjoy it!
Simple. Beautiful. Fast.
P.S works with Pushbullet and Android Wear for SMS Quick Replying.
Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS replacement app.
Our customers love Tablet Talk! Here's what some of them have to say:
★ "By far my most-used app. When I'm home my phone stays hidden on my desk."
★ "Officially the coolest app I have... Works great with the Nexus 7 and the HTC Thunderbolt phone."
★ "This is one of the most useful apps on Google Play."
★ "Love it! I've tried almost all of the tablet texting apps and I like this one the best! Most important to me is that It's private and secure - it doesn't use some third party company/website where my conversations are stored, all my texts are between the recipient and myself like they should be. I love the look, the layout, and the optional themes."
★ "I am a General Contractor and Tablet Talk is one of the most used apps on my Android phone and tablet. I will never be without it."
How does it work? Tablet Talk pairs your Android phone to an Android tablet over Bluetooth or WiFi (sorry, iPads, iPhones, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry are not supported). Incoming text messages on your phone instantly appear on your tablet. Start texting from a tablet on the larger keyboard, without having to reach for your phone! You can even make tablet phone calls (Bluetooth headset required).
★ Privacy. Unlike other Android texting apps, Tablet Talk directly syncs SMS/MMS messages between the tablet and Android phone. No uploading or saving on company servers.
★ Speed. Tablet SMS notifications are almost instant. The tablet rings in real-time when you have a call!
★ Flexibility. Text anywhere, anytime, with or without Internet access. No mobile data is used to sync SMS. Easily switch between Bluetooth and WiFi. You can even link your tablet over your Android phone’s Wi-Fi hotspot, or over Bluetooth when Bluetooth tethering!
★ Quick Reply Popups and rich expandable Notifications.
★ Caller ID. Do you use a Bluetooth headset with your phone? Combined with Tablet Talk, you can dial and answer calls on the tablet, including a full call log. The phone stays in your pocket, or in its charger!
★ Android support: Tablet Talk works with newer versions of Android, including Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (used on the new N7 tablet).
★ There's more: MMS & group MMS support, custom themes, DashClock Extensions, Android SMS delivery reports, emoticons/smilies, backup and restore tablet SMS to phone … the list goes on!
Install Tablet Talk on both your tablet and Android phone, but only pay for it once. After you buy the app on your tablet, it will be made free for your phone on the Play Store. Here’s how to complete the installation:
1. Open the Play Store on your phone.
2. Press menu and select Settings-> Accounts. Select the account used to get the app on your tablet.
3. Press the menu button again and select “My apps.” Tablet Talk should be listed and available to install.
Tablet Talk works with all popular Android SMS apps, and does not replace how you text on your phone. If you use Go SMS, Handcent, or MIUI please see the FAQ in Tablet Talk or the Tablet Talk website for a quick and easy fix if messages do not automatically sync to the tablet.
If you would like to try Tablet Talk we use a 48 hour refund policy. Just send us an email anytime after the Play Store 15-minute period.
Visit the Tablet Talk website at http://tablettalkapp.com to see the FAQ and get other tips!
SyncSMS lets you talk on your tablet by syncing sms text messages between your Android 2.1+ phone and 3G or WiFi-only Android 2.1+ tablet. This app lets you receive sms text messages on your tablet which have been received by or sent from your phone. Also, this app lets you send sms text messages on your tablet which will be copied to your phone and sent out by your phone. You will need to sign up for a free Dropbox account, if you don't already have one, in order to temporarily store the sms text messages between syncs.
- Do NOT have to be on same WiFi network, each device just needs a data connection of some sort
- Only need to purchase this app once, and install on both phone and tablet
- For some tablets you will have to force the device type setting to tablet
- SMS Text messages on tablet are sent via your phone (charges from your carrier may apply)
- Send and receive sms text messages from tablet
- Optimized interface for tablet (honeycomb not required)
- Widget for enabling/disabling sync sms
- Customizable sync intervals
- New sms message notifications
- Threaded conversations
- Contact pictures
- Modern UI
- Option to encrypt messages stored on Dropbox
- Option to password lock the app
Please contact me before leaving any negative feedback, as I try to respond to mails within 48 hours. Thanks!
UPDATES: You may have noticed I haven't updated this for ages. Sorry. I bought a Nexus 4 and so I don't need this any more and don't have motivation to update it. A possible alternative is TextSecure which is free and based on the same code as this, plus it encrypts your texts!
This is the stock messaging (SMS & MMS) app from Android 4.1 Jellybean! The biggest improvements Google made in Jellybean are a new widget, photos in the notifications and a better recipient interface.
Remember to disable your existing SMS app's notifications or you will get two notifications for each message.
Please test the app to make sure it can send and receive messages correctly before relying on it! Test it a lot! Also if you are upgrading from the ICS version, PLEASE read the recent changes.
If you appreciate this and my other totally free stock apps, consider sending me some money (via paypal)! I'm poor and hungry and it takes a long time to do this!
* Some incomplete phone numbers in the ComposeMessageActivity are deleted when you go to enter the message. I found the cause of this but there is not much I can do.
* Contact photos may not sync properly. According to one user this is expected behaviour and it is basically Facebook's fault.
* Widget is flickery when it loads. I looked into it. Can't find problem; may be Samsung's bug since it doesn't happen in emulator.
* Widget "Show more conversations" button goes to the compose message activity instead of the message list. This is very weird.
* SMS notifications might be unreliable for you. Test it a lot!
* MMS doesn't work at all right now.
Download the app, and create an account. You can then use your account on Apple Messages app. Send & receive text messages on your Mac, using your Android #, just like iPhone users!
★ Different than MightyText, Pushbullet and MySMS since SMS Integration for iChat allows you to text natively on your Mac, using Messages application.
★ Take advantage of native Messages app notifications.
★ No need to rely on browser extensions. Use Messages (iChat) application to send & receive text messages through your Android phone #.
* SMS Integration for iChat (Apple Messages) won't allow you to message with iMessage users.
★ We DO NOT store your text messages in our servers like MightyText, MySMS or Pushbullet. SMS Integration for iChat securely routes text messages between your computer and your phone.
★ Send & Receive up to 5 messages per day, free.
★ Upgrade to PRO subscription for only $12.99/year in order to send & receive UNLIMITED text messages.
Download the app and create an account by entering a username and a password.
Once you create an account, open up Messages (iChat) app on your Mac.
Click on Messages->Add account from the top menu bar.
Select Other messages account and click Continue
Change Account Type to Jabber
Enter your username into Account Name box. Your username should be e.g. email@example.com
Enter your password
Leave Server Options section blank and click Continue.
You will now see all your Android contacts online on the Messages app.
iMessage, iChat, Apple Messages and Messages are trademarks of Apple, Inc.
Using TextSecure, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.
★ Private. TextSecure uses an advanced end to end encryption protocol that provides privacy for every message every time.
★ Open Source. TextSecure is Free and Open Source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code. TextSecure is the only private messenger that uses open source peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols to keep your messages safe.
★ Group Chat. TextSecure allows you to create encrypted groups so you can have private conversations with all your friends at once. Not only are the messages encrypted, but the TextSecure server never has access to any group metadata such as the membership list, group title, or group icon.
★ Fast. The TextSecure protocol is designed to operate in the most constrained environment possible. Using TextSecure, messages are instantly delivered to friends.
TextSecure is not currently compatible with tablets, but support for larger screens is on our roadmap and will be included in a future release!
Please file any bugs, issues, or feature requests at:
Join the chomp revolution now at 10+ million strong!!!
Create your own unique look, or choose from 100's of FREE themes / skins.
Loads of cool features like 800+ emoji's, passcode app lock, privacy options, scheduled SMS sender (reminders, birthday wishes), stop a text while sending, pin to top, backup, blacklisting / SMS blocker, signatures, text snippets, quick reply popup (even on lock screen), multi-select picture gallery, dual sim, better MMS and GROUP messaging and much more....
Plus heaps of customisation options for notification icons, LED colors, ringtones, vibrate patterns, screen colors, font types, font sizes and background wallpapers. Go on give it some bling!
Works with Pushbullet and Android Wear for SMS Quick Replying.
Give chomp SMS a try today! It's pretty special.
Nextplus is the free next-generation communications app from the makers of textPlus. We’re taking your messaging experience to the next level with animated GIF support, stickers, instant delivery, online user status, voice notes and a ton of new features.
Receive phone services without a mobile operator plan (all you need is a WiFi connection). It dials and sends just like a phone!
FUN, FREE TEXTING & CALLING TO ANYONE
Enjoy unlimited FREE texts, GIFs, stickers & calls to any of the 70+ million textPlus/Nextplus users in the world. Nextplus is different from other apps - your friends DO NOT need to have the app!
GET A FREE US PHONE NUMBER*
- Get a FREE +1 phone number (*Local phone numbers in your country coming soon!)
- Unlimited FREE SMS to any US or CA phone number, even if they don’t have the app
- Unlimited FREE calls with any of your Nextplus friends
- Enjoy low cost calls to any international phone number
- Rather not get a separate number? No problem. Texting and calling friends on Nextplus do not require a phone number.
- Save up to 10x on international calling vs. major carriers and other calling services
- NO contracts, NO commitments, NO hidden fees
TURN ANY DEVICE INTO A FREE PHONE
- Works with your phone and tablet
- No SIM or no service you say? To that we say no problem! Nextplus was designed to work over WiFi. Of course Nextplus works great on 3G/4G/LTE too
- Compatible with any iOS or Android phone or tablet so you can sign into your account on any device -- your text messages and call history are always in sync
PACKED WITH STICKERS & ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
- Express your texts with fun stickers
- Step up your texting game and message animated GIFs
- Personalize your avatar with an animated GIF
- Add your #1 contacts to your Favorites list
- Receive push notifications so you never miss a text message or call
- Displays user online status
- Group blast text messaging support
- Record and attach voice messages to your texts
- Text messages are delivered instantly
- Easy to match your friends in the Nextplus and textPlus network so you can text each other for free
- Local phone numbers in your country
- More #swag: Awesome new stickers!
- More animated GIFs
Questions? Email support@Nextplus.me
OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
*Emergency phone calls are not supported
*Nextplus is ad supported so you will see ads from time to time. Ads feed the hamsters that keep Nextplus running. Low cost subscription to remove ads is also available.
Want exclusive access to upcoming releases of Nextplus? Join our Google+ Community and become a beta tester. Visit http://www.textplus.com/androidbeta/ and gain access to new features before everyone else.
ZERO Communication (SMS) is smaller message products on the Google Play to replace your default SMS and MMS app. It supports rich themes, 800+ emojis, dual SIM, private box and MMS Group messaging. Also support popup new messages and block spam messages. Messaging has never been so fast and secure! You can even set individual SMS ringtone for someone. It has matched close in 50 languages.
ZERO Communication (SMS) provides the best messaging experience in your mobile phone.
1.5M size - smaller than similar SMS products, smaller than smaller.
Themes and Emojis
Support rich themes and 800+ emojis.
0.5 seconds - Fast speed with 0.5 seconds to messaging.
Private box, protect your privacy anytime and anywhere.
Supers support nearly 8000+ Dual SIM devices.
Blocker smartly blocks blacklist/keywords and filter spam messages.
ZERO Communication (SMS) users saying:
“This is the best SMS app for my used. If you want a fast and safety SMS application, ZERO is you’re the only choose” – William Hall Clinton
“It’s very fast and useful. It has been better than many of the other SMS app” – Jefferson Field
“Perfect, ZERO is perfect in my dream, small size and more beautiful theme for free; it’s getting better than better.” – Ramon Macadam
“COOL! Can't say how much I love it! Extreme simple it's different from any other SMS application - so impressive-it worth’s 5 stars!!!” – Turner Carter
Dear friends, your feedback even criticism means much to us.
Those all make us better and we are quite appreciating your support.
QKSMS brings a refreshingly beautiful and responsive Material Design touch to the stale state of text messaging. In a world with clunky SMS and MMS apps cluttered with bloat and ads, QKSMS is something to get excited about. We’re making texting magical again.
Here’s why we think you’ll love it
• Material Design: And lots of it. QKSMS is the most beautiful text messenger available
• Themes: And nearly 200 of them available. Each one, hand picked by Google in the Material Design guidelines
• Night Mode: Like to have dark themes? So do we. Control it yourself, or turn on Automatic Night Mode and have night mode turned on automatically when it's dark out.
• Customization: It's your app. Make it yours!
• QK Reply: Reply to messages without having to leave what you're doing
• Group Messaging: So tell all your friends!
• MMS: For when words just aren't enough
• Delayed Messaging: Give yourself a second, make sure you said what you wanted to say!
• Android Wear: Full support for Android Wear, including customizable quick responses!
• Search: You care about your messages, so you should be able to find them. Now you can
• No Ads: Ever. We don't believe in ads, we want to give you the best messaging experience available
• Anything else you want: We work on QKSMS every single day, and we're always looking for feedback. Let us know if you have any suggestions!
Most phone manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, LG, etc.) build their own messaging apps with brand specific user interfaces. The Nexus 5 has also removed Messaging and now includes Google Hangouts instead. Installing this app allows all Android 4.1+ owners to use the classic SMS/MMS app from Google.
This re-compiled version is maintained by SoftCoil Development for the benefit of the community. Please report any issues so that we can resolve them quickly. (Note that MMS may not work on your 4.2 device until we have fixed an OS bug. We are working on it though. :-) )
IMPORTANT Note For Moto G and Moto E Users: If you disable the default messaging app that comes with your phone in System -> Apps no other SMS messaging apps will work. You need to leave the messaging app that came with your phone installed and active for other messaging apps to work or you will experience errors sending and receiving messages.
We're always excited to hear from our users. Please send us feedback through our websites if you run into any issues so we can fix them ASAP.
Also, check out our other SMS app (Chattr) for free messaging with your friends!
1. This is not a standalone app, you need to download the LATEST version of GO SMS Pro app in order to apply this theme. (Search “GO SMS Pro” to download)
2. How to apply the theme in GO SMS Pro,Application center->Theme shop->Installed themes, click and apply it.
GO SMS Pro theme gosmstheme
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♥ Special Features ♥
* You will find a wide range of SMS categories
* Each category offers a wide range of SMS suiting your requirements
* You can enjoy the systematic view of the SMSs
* The Navigation through the different categories is smooth
* SMSs are regularly updated in each category
* Each category has different quantity of SMSs
* New SMSs are frequently added
* You can make share your SMS via Messaging and social media apps installed in your phone.
List of most popular forward categories in app:
☆ Angry SMS
☆ Anniversary SMS
☆ Broken heart SMS
☆ Christmas SMS
☆ Cool SMs
☆ Husband-wife sms
☆ Moral SMS
☆ Best Love SMS in hindi/english
☆ Diwali SMS
☆ Good morning SMS
☆ Good night SMS
☆ Hindi SMS
☆ Festival sms greetings
☆ Sad Shayari SMS
and many more categories .
Like whenever you want to say Good Morning or Good Night through SMS to your friends, Love One or your dearest & nearest. you don't need to search SMS in your SMS or Internet just open Shuffle SMS application and select the Good Morning, Good Night, Friendship, Quotes, Love SMS or any category and select SMS which you want to send.
mysms mirror is a handy SMS extension for everyone who uses two or more smartphones. The app forwards SMS to another phone so that you are always up to date even if you are reguarly texting with two or more phones. No missed texts, no missed calls, no worries which phone to take. It will feel like you have your other phone with you, even if you leave it at home/at the office.
HOW TO GET STARTED:
1) Install mysms on your Android phone you want to mirror and create a mysms account. You need to activate mysms Premium for this account to mirror your texts and calls.
Android Phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mysms.android.sms
2) Install this app to forward texts on your phone and log in with your previously created or your existing mysms account.
FEATURES YOU'LL LOVE:
★ Forward SMS from to another phone
★ Sync SMS text messages between two phones
★ Send & receive texts using your second phone’s number
★ Text notifications for your second phone
★ Notifications on incoming/missed calls from your other phone
★ Phone calls: Dismiss, mute or dial a call
★ Call logs & call notifications: Forward the history of your calls
★ SMS transfer to another phone
★ Manage two SMS accounts on one phone
★ Save your texts securely in the mysms cloud storage
★ Group chat with up to 50 participants
★ Share pictures and files
★ Send texts on any device with the mysms tablet, desktop & web applications
mysms is not only a great SMS texting app, you can even control voice calls from your other phone. This SMS forwarding app stands for simple and easy texting when you possess two or more smartphones.
This app is not self-contained. To be able to use mysms mirror, you have to have the regular mysms phone app installed on your other Android smartphone.
We’d love to hear from you! Do you have a suggestion, question or comment? Visit our support page at http://support.mysms.com.
Hotel My Phone lets you temporarily borrow a friend's phone & use it as your own!
Download the app with your closest friends. Next time your battery dies or you forget it, simply borrow a friend's phone and log-in with your profile. You'll temporarily access to your contacts, messages and even call with your number. When you're done, log-out permanently, with peace of mind that all your information has been removed.
Hotel my Phone is the only peer-to-peer phone sharing solution, that lets you Text & Call with your regular number from a friend’s phone, when you forget your phone or your battery is dead.
Call & Text from a Friend’s Phone
Temporarily log-in on your friend’s phone to Text & Call with your number! Instantly see your own phone contacts, send/receive your text messages and make phone calls all with your regular phone number. Even send SMS when your phone is dead, from a generic number.
Free Unlimited Check-Ins
Make sure, you and your close friends install the app, to benefit from free unlimited hotel check-ins on each others’ phones. The more friends join, the more you benefit from the ability to temporarily log-in on their phone, when needed. Earn more stars, as your friends join!
The Safety Net of Your Close Friends
Whether you forgot your phone or have a dead battery, it doesn’t matter anymore. Have the safety net of your spouse's phone or your best friend’s available, when you log-in with your profile on their phone. Stay in constant contact with your trusted network now that you are all on Hotel My Phone you’ll never miss a message or a call.
Temporarily Log-in On a Friend's Phone
Peer-to-Peer phone sharing is a completely new concept that can save you when you are stuck without access to your phone. Install the app on your phone & ask your closest friends/family to do the same, and benefit when:
• You forgot your phone? Log-in on your friend’s app to see if you missed SMS & Calls and reply
• Your smartphone battery is dead? Borrow your friend’s phone send a text message or make a call with your phone number
Free Messaging with Friends!
Hotel My Phone also lets you send/receive free messages with friends, in the app, when logged-in on your phone or as guest on a friend's phone. This means, you can always message your close friends and family in Hotel my Phone! Stay in constant contact with your best friends now that you are all on Hotel My Phone you’ll never miss a message.
Security of your Information
This is the first time that phone sharing is made easy & safe for both the person lending their phone (host) and the person temporarily borrowing a friend's phone (guest). Here’s how.
Security for the Host:
• When you lend your phone to a friend, your phone will switch to “hotel mode” hiding your profile and personal communications
• When your guest logs out of your hotel, a 10 second timer will appear, closing the session and notifying them to return the phone to you
Security for the Guest:
• When you check-in to a smartphone hotel, your communications are secured and kept anonymous from the host
• You can log out of a smartphone hotel at any time, which permanently closes the session
• If you forget to log out, you are automatically logged out after a 4 hour period
• None of your personal information remains on the host phone after you log out
Have fun hoteling your phone to friends and benefiting from free check-ins on their phone when you need it! When you and your close friends install Hotel My Phone, you both win & provide security to each other!
We love hearing from you at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Receive all your Android notifications right in your browser. Each time a new notification appears on your Android smartphone, a pop-up window with that same notification will be displayed on your computer as well. Without moving away from your computer, read your latest SMS, see who is messaging you, receive incoming call notifications, view upcoming calendar events, see smartphone battery updates, and much more.
No Desktop Extensions or Web-Apps Needed. Yeah!
Receive all your Android notifications right in your browser. No need to install ANYTHING beyond the PPLNOTIFY smartphone app on your phone.
1. Open PPLNOTIFY app & create account
2. Login on your computer at: http://www.pplnotify.mobi”>www.pplnotify.mobi
And receive all your live Android notifications on your computer!
Even Without your Phone
Receive live call notifications and see who is texting you even when your phone is on silent or in a different room. PPLNOTIFY keeps you up-to-date on all your smartphone notifications.
PPLNOTIFY Works on Computer & Tablet
PPLNOTIFY also works seamlessly on your tablet. No need to install anything, simply login at: http://www.pplnotify.mobi”>www.pplnotify.mobi in your browser and see your full smartphone notification feed there.
PPLNOTIFY helps you be more productive and ensures you never miss an important Android notification.
Security of your information is important to us. We do Not store any content of notifications or information about.
PPLNOTIFY: your android notifications on your desktop computer, PC, Mac, Tablet (phone to PC). The name PPL NOTIFY originates from ppl (shorthand for people) and notify (for notifications).