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.

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

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

Google Voice SMS Email Notification

I’ve just put up the beta version of Google Voice SMS Email Notification.  When you get a SMS to your google voice number, it will be forwarded to your registered email address.

It’s very simple. Just login with your google email adress and password.  New SMSs will be forwarded to your email account.