Reply to Google Voice SMS for Prowl users

Prowl notifications from GoogSMS now include a email link to send a response to the SMS received.

This will open the iPhone mail app with address pre-populated.  Just type your response in the body of the message and send.

Prowl Reply Link Shortcut

For both non-Prowl and Prowl users: you can also send a reply by replying to the email notification.

Using the alternative email for GoogSMS

In your profile on GoogSMS, you can enter an alternative email address.

GoogSMS profile

If this is populated, all communication with GoogSMS will be sent to this email.  Your email notifications will be sent here and you can reply and send SMS from this address.

I use this on my iPhone to handle all my SMS.  I turn on the iPhone push notification so I get push alerts.
This also separates all my SMS from email.
This is also helpful it the email associated with your google voice number isn’t your primary email.

Let me know if you find this useful.

How to set up Google Voice SMS push notification to iPhone via Prowl

Here is a step by step on how to set up Google Voice SMS push notification to your iPhone using Prowl and GoogSMS.com

1. Sign up for Prowl
2. Generate an API Key from the Prowl Settings Page

3.  Download Prowl from the app store ($2.99)
4.  Login to your account on GoogSMS and add your API key to your profile

GoogSMS profile

That’s it.  You will get a Prowl notification of your next SMS.  It should also show up in your inbox.
Don’t forget, you can reply to the SMS via the email.

* Some notes
– Prowl costs $2.99.  However it can we used for many other services yet to be written.
– There is a redirect feature for Prowl to open up the mail app on the iphone when you view the notification.  It takes you to a blank mail instead of your message.  It’s a limitation of Prowl.
Sept 9, 2009 – We have implemented a new link in the prowl notification for easy response.  See blog post