We’ve been busy improving our desktop app since the last time we featured it here on our blog. You’ll see what we mean in this video. With some new features rolled out sending and receiving text messages with our app will be an even better experience.

The first thing you’ll see is an example of our read-sync technology. We strive to make sure that our apps make texting across devices as seamless as possible, and that’s why we focused a lot of energy on getting this feature right. It works like this; when you mark a message as read on your desktop, that message is also marked as read on your phone. It’s a simple yet critical feature that we know you expect as a consumer. It will help you keep better track of the status of your messages and improve your overall experience.

By far the coolest function of the app is the MMS feature. I can’t tell you how great it is to see a picture message come in on your screen as you’re pecking away on your keyboard. It’s one of the features that is separating us from the pack. Over the next few months we’re going to continue optimizing this feature to make it even more useful so stay tuned. With our hot-key functions (control+enter to send a message) and Windows key+Z (bring up a new message window) you’ll be even more efficient. Especially considering that when you enter a name/number into the “send-to” box our software automatically starts narrowing your field of contacts.

If you don’t have time to respond to a message right away our sticky-note function will come in handy. All you do is left click on the message and drag it to a different part of your screen. There it will sit until you have time to reply. I like to move mine to the very edge of the screen where I can barely read it. Then when I have a second I just drag it entirely back onto my screen and in-line reply. Done.

Download the desktop app here. 

One last note. If you need to access our app for some reason just look down into the system tray of your computer. You’ll see our logo there. You can right click on it to exit the app, get to our web-app, etc. As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@zipwhip.com. Cheers!

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Zipwhip is the productivity tool that lets businesses and customers text each other like friends. Zipwhip text-enables your existing (landline, VoIP, or toll free) business number. With direct connections to tier 1 carriers, Zipwhip is the trusted, scalable solution to business texting.
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