Mac users have the luxury of having an iMessage client on their OS X machines, but Windows users don't. And another thing – neither Mac users nor Windows users can easily read and send SMS messages from their iPhones right from their computer. Well, not without a jailbreak tweak called Remote Messages by iOS developer iBeast Soft, that is.
Remote Messages 3.0 has just been released in Cydia with full support for iOS 7. It's a $1.99 upgrade from Remote Messages 2.0
, and for new users that haven't ever owned Remote Messages before, it's $3.99.
This tweak allows you to keep both your iMessage conversations and your SMS conversations in sync between your iPhone and your Web browser on any of your personal computers that are running a supported Web browser – this works for multiple operating systems, Mac OS X and Windows included. It works by using your home Wi-Fi network, and a little networking magic.
Once installed, you'll find a preferences pane in the Settings application where you can configure a few options, as well as find some information that you're going to need to use the tweak:
You'll be able to enable or disable the tweak on demand, and you'll use the IP address and server port to view your iMessages and SMS messages on your Web Browser. You'll type the IP address, then a colon, then the port in your Web Browser's URL bar, and you'll be able to sign in with your username and password, which you set from the tweak's preferences pane.
Remote Messages 3.0 for iOS 7 includes full support for file attachments, access to your Camera Roll, drafts, Emoji, message searching, notifications for typing, themes, and more. The tweak is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit iOS 7 devices, and works on Web Browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and even some mobile Web Browsers.
For a detailed look at all the features of Remote Messages, little has changed from our original post, so you can find everything you need here
Want to give Remote Messages (iOS 7) a try? – It's available right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository.
Remote Messages (iOS 7)
$3.99 ($1.99 upgrade from Remote Messages (iOS 6)