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BeyondSMS

Posted: September 29, 2011 in Mods, Reviews
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The Native SMS app is one my most modded parts of my phone. I’m always looking at ways to tweak and enhance it any way I can. Be it installing alternate SMS apps (biteSMS) or adding features and functionality to the native app.
I’ve added “Chat Pic,” “Ask to Send,” “Quick Dismiss.” “Quick Reply,” and of course I’ve used “biteSMS” and “tLert,” last three of which add the most sought after feature of SMS tweaks. Replying to SMS while keeping apps running in background. (I prefer Quick Reply.)

Beyond SMS does none of these things, but it does add a few really nice features and one really cool novelty.

BeyondSMS allows you to lock and/or hide textversations. Now what you decide to use this for is up to you. There are many reasons one might want to hide a conversation from someone, and if you can find one then BeyondSMS is just a click away.

The most useful feature of BeyondSMS is the “Lock SMS app” switch. This allows you to place a passcode which is required before launching your SMS app. It is compatible with Locktopus and even adds a little more security where Locktopus fails. If you search for an individual text in Spotlight you will be prompted by BeyondSMS for passcode, where Locktopus only locks the app itself.

BeyondSMS is configured in Settings and doesn’t require Respring after changing your settings.

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After you have all BeyondSMS set up the way you like it you’re ready to use it. Open SMS app and you’ll see a new button option while editing texts.

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BeyondSMS is not just a tweak for locking and hiding your SMS conversations It also gives some old school text a new school appearance. Text to Emoji.
Instead of switching that keyboard over to make that face. Just type :O . Youll be  after you see this next feature.

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The most unique feature in BeyondSMS is definitely “Add Camera Background to SMS.” Great for watching tv and texting, texting while talking to someone, and of course now you can see that on coming car you are about to hit while replying to your girlfriends text that reads “Hi.”

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The only “bug” I found was that if you have a textversation “Hidden” and you delete all other conversations you can not “show” hidden conversations until you receive another text from a different number. At that point your “Edit” button returns to top left corner and after tapping Edit your Hide button appears in top right. Also if you use the search bar at the top of SMS app you can find hidden text, which is good if you need to relocate a conversation but bad because it’s not “completely hidden,” But if someone is snooping around your phone that much they’re going to find what your trying to hide anyway.

And this week Tyler Calderone
@tyr0
(the dev behind this cool tweak) is having a SPECIAL – THIS WEEK ONLY SALE!!! –
Get BeyondSMS in BigBossRepo for just $1.99.

If you have any questions or feedback please leave comments or as always hit me up on twitter @j7fk13

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