Last Updated: August 1st, 2011

Update 8/1/11: DesktopSMS is now just DeskSMS.

There are quite a few "remote SMS" apps on the Market, but none quite like ClockworkMod's DesktopSMS. Instead of the usually browser plugin, or dedicated web interface front end, DesktopSMS takes a versatile and familiar approach: Gmail. The app will intercept your incoming SMS messages and forward them to either Gmail, Gtalk, or both, so you can reply from your computer or tablet. Once the sent message hits the receiving end, it looks as if it came directly from your phone, so there's no confusion.


DesktopSMS is currently in open beta, so there may be some bugs - hit up ClockworkMod's official Facebook page if you run into any issues!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • creliandobi

    couldn't get it to successfully forward to my gmail/gTalk on the pc. great idea & been wanting this for a while. hopefully it's a simple fix. (Thunderbolt)

  • ste_b

    Didn't work for me either :-(

  • Jake

    Does nothing at the loading push notifications screen.. loading and loading and loading... Thunderbolt

    • Coldman

      Koush said there are some issues with the Thunderbolts and Droid Xs.

      • Jake

        Actually, he fixed the loading issue! :)

  • PatrickB

    Using eBuddy chat client and works perfectly. Great app! Nexus One on at&t.

  • ClassickWorld

    Doesn't work on the Epic.

  • ste_b

    Working now!!! Sweet.

  • vijay

    All type of Android Applications, Wallpapers, Thames and os Available in following blog spot http://androidapplications2011.blogspot.com/ its free try it now

  • Momentai

    There's already an app that does the gTalk / JABBER IM sms type thing called gTalkSMS. It also lets you view contacts, call people, delete messages and read message streams and is always updated. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.googlecode.gtalksms
    Although it's not from the clockworkmod guys...

  • anthony

    When you say tablet it must mean windows tablet as I cannot get it on my wifi android tablet

  • Loops

    Not working :( Droid Inc.