I love Evernote and the team is always looking for new ways to make their users experience better. I use Evernote as my digital filling cabinet and imagine my surprise when I heard about a new function in mysms that allows you to archive your SMS messages in the wonderfully searchable world of Evernote.
The idea of mysms
The idea is simple yet powerful. You install the mysms app on your smartphone (iphone, android, windows phone) and any sms messages you receive are sent to the mysms cloud. Once in their cloud, you can access (send and/or receive) SMS messages from a mac/windows app or a Chrome plugin. Unlike other third party messaging apps, the other party doesn’t have to download any apps or use any special numbers. They send and receive SMS’ like normal (including MMS messages).
Why archive SMS’?
As a business person, I keep every email I receive and take copious notes during any meeting I attend. Information traceability is good. So the idea of permanently storing my SMS messages in Evernote is very appealing. It means they will always be available and searchable should something come up.
And if your phone ever breaks or get's stollen, no worries about your SMS messages.
How does it look in Evernote?
Each person you message with get’s their own note. Every new message is automatically added to their note which makes finding the right note easy.
It seems the Android integration is much better than the IOS one. That is more a result of Apple’s restrictive policies than the mysms team. Cool idea and good implementation. If this is something you find useful, give it a try and let me know what you think.