Nova media on Wednesday introduced message2net, a new Mac OS X utility that enables Macs to send, receive and manage Short Message Service (SMS) messages while connected to a Bluetooth-compatible cell phone. Message2net costs €16.95 ($20.15).
Message2net handles multipart SMS messages, group SMS and also connects to the Address Book application. Integrated phonebook management lets you edit contact information stored on your cell phone’s Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card and transfer that content back and forth via Address Book.
The software supports a number of mobile phones, including models from Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Motorola. A list and a demo are available for download. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3 or later and a compatible phone. Message2net is a Universal Binary application that runs natively on Intel-based Macs.
Nova media spokesman Jan Fuellemann said that message2net will be the first in a series of mobile data management applications for Mac OS X-based cell phone users.
“We are unhappy with the lack of Mac OS X support of the mobile phone manufacturers and hope to fill the gap with our solutions,” said Fuellemann.