Persistent text messaging déjà vu can be one of the greatest annoyances to stem from such convenient technology. One may often find themselves typing up and sending out the very same messages over and over, making the task rather monotonous and unnecessarily time consuming. Luckily, with Texto SMS Favorites by TunedOn, LLC, users can pre-program frequently sent messages, even indicating which they use specifically for certain individuals.
Texto features a simple layout that is as easy to use as it is easy to send quick text messages. When you start up the application, you will find yourself on the ‘People’ tab where Texto will present a pop-up bubble that indicates the plus sign icon in the top left corner of the screen allows you to add any member of your contact to your ‘People’ list. Those contacts that you text most frequently can then be customized, allowing you to indicate which pre-programmed messages you may send to that specific person most frequently.
Simply tap the plus sign icon to be taken to your list of contacts. Once you find who you are looking for, tap on their name and you will then see a list of messages already pre-programmed into Texto. You may choose from any of these by tapping the message or use the ‘Add New Message’ button at the top to create your own. Tap ‘Done’ in the top right corner when you are finished to add this person to your main screen’s list of contacts. If you ever need to remove someone from your list, use the ‘Edit’ button in the top right corner of the main screen.
The second tab, labeled ‘Favorite Texts,’ is where users may customize and edit their list of pre-programmed text messages. Users may create new messages of their own or delete entries from the existing list using the ‘Edit’ button in the top right corner. To send a text directly from this list, tap the message you would like and you will be taken to the usual texting template as in the Messages app. Just type in the contacts name and hit send. (Note: Texto utilizes the iPhone’s built-in SMS function, meaning it does not currently support the iPod Touch.)
Not only does Texto present a simple, intuitive interface, but it also provides the convenience it promises, literally making those frequent texts just a few taps from sending and saving you both time and strain on those over-texted fingers of yours!
Texto [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.