Textoter is a simple application that sends SMS using a phone connected via Bluetooth
Sends text messages (SMS) from your mobile phone. The mobile phone is connected via Bluetooth. It is written as an alternative to the phone's proprietary interface.
- Use Bluetooth
- Import contacts from phone
- Contact name completion
- Notification on message status
Textoter is a Gnome application, written in Python. It uses bluez stack /via/ DBus. The contacts are parsed using
To detect phone capabilities, textoter uses
First you may need to install dependencies, for instance on Debian derivatives:
apt-get install bluez gnome-bluetooth python3-vobject python3-gi
And then textoter:
pip install textoter
To be detected by Textoter, your phone should have been connected at least one time with the computer using the GNOME's Bluetooth interface.
From GNOME Shell, start to type in the search bar
textoter and click when it appears.
From command line launch Textoter with:
On startup Textoter detects the available phones and list them in
Select the phone from this drop-down list.
To define the recipient, either:
- type directly the phone number in the
To :field, preferrably in international format
- Use phone's contacts
For the latter:
- load the phone contacts by clicking on the
phoneicon-button. Depending on your phone settigs, you may have to confirm that the computer can access phone's contacts.
- select in the drop-down list the contact. You can also type the contact name and Textoter will propose a list of possible completions.
Type the message in the text area under
Click on the
Send button. Textoter then transmit the message to the phone. Depending on your phone, you will have to confirm that the computer can access phone messages.
Quit button. Textoter then save the current phone and exits.
On subsequent launch, textoter will reuse the last phone selected.
Bug can be reported on GitHub
Written by Arnaud Gardelein, using code configuration from oscopy.
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