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Mac Users Get New Tool For Clipping Text From Popular Applications to Mobile Phones Using SMS

(PRWEB) June 7, 2005

smsZap enables Mac users, for the first time, to clip text from popular applications and send to any mobile phone, anywhere in the world, with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Bayham Systems today announced the immediate availability of smsZap 1.0.0, a powerful tool for Mac OS 10.3 (Panther) and 10.4 (Tiger) systems. After installing smsZap, users can select text from within their favourite applications (e.g. Apple Mail, Safari and Microsoft Entourage), press the key combination Shift, Command, ‘W’, and be prompted to choose to send the text to their own phone, select a number from their Apple Address Book, or type in a new number.

smsZap does not have to already be running on the Mac in order to take advantage of the services it offers. However by double-clicking the application icon, smsZap’s interactive mode allows a text message to be typed in directly. It also provides a real-time message tracking screen where sent messages can be checked for delivery status (this screen can be used to tell whether a message has actually been delivered to the handset or if it is still in the network).

A key feature of smsZap is that a mobile phone does not have to be connected to or synced with the Mac to make this work. Instead messages are sent via the Internet to the smsZap Service Centre, where they are then passed to the mobile networks. Messages can be delivered to 471 mobile networks across 165 countries.

Consider these scenarios: have you ever had to run out the office for a meeting but forgot to print in advance those “how to find us” instructions? No need to wait for the printer to warm up, simply select the text, press the smsZap key combination, and choose “Send to My Phone”. Or have you spotted an alert on your favourite news site that you just have to tell a friend about? Then select the text and choose the “Send to Another Number” option, and pick your friend’s number from the Address Book.

“smsZap is a great tool to have on your Mac,” said Bill Turley, Director of Channel Marketing for Bayham Systems. “Whether you are a business user looking to communicate with colleagues and customers, or a home user simply keeping in touch with friends and family, the ‘clip’ feature is a massive productivity enhancer and the low cost messaging will save a small fortune on your phone bill.”

Additionally smsZap provides:

Significant savings on national and international SMS messaging.

Ability to choose your own “Sender Identifier”. Use your own mobile phone number so that any replies will be sent to your handset, or enter a name, perhaps useful for branding an official company announcement.

Only a 276 KB download that uses minimal hard disk space, and will go unnoticed from a CPU / memory usage point of view.

Bayham Systems also revealed that it is in discussion with some service providers and mobile operators to license smsZap as a white label product in order to support their drive to increase SMS messaging and bring their brand to the desktop.

smsZap is a freeware application. Messages can be sent in exchange for credits which can be purchased on the smsZap website.

To download or find out more about smsZap, please visit http://www.smszap.com.

Apple, Mac, Mail and Safari are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Microsoft and Entourage are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

About Bayham Systems Ltd:

Bayham Systems is a leading developer of mobile messaging and content systems. Its customers include mobile operators, service providers, international consumer brands, media and entertainment companies, broadcasters, large enterprises and web portals.

The company was created in 2003 through a management buyout. It was previously a division of Ericsson (Ericsson Mobile Applications), and is headquartered in Guildford, UK.

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