Pulse SMS+Tablet Messenger beta - Fully featured text messaging with tons of customization!

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Pulse SMS+Tablet Messenger beta



Pulse SMS+Tablet Messenger beta Last 10 Updates

    Upgrading the Pulse Web App

    I have been working on a re-write for the Pulse web app, for a few months now. It is faster, smoother, more stable, comes with UI improvements and new features. On top of that, it is open source!

    To learn more about it, check out my blog post: https://blog.klinkerapps.com /upgrading-pulses-web-app/
    To start using it, right now: https://pulsesms.app
    To check out the source code: https://github.com/klinker-apps/messenger-web

    This is a great new direction for the app. The web app has always just been a bit of a mess to develop. This means improved features, faster iteration, and better stability. I am very excited for this release!

    As discussed in the blog post, I will start migrating uses to the new version, over the coming weeks. For more info on what this is, how it works, and what you should expect, please take a look at the blog post:

    https://blog.klinkerapps.com/upgrading-pulses-web-app/

    Enjoy the new release!

    Do you want to beta test this app? Check it here


    14 Jul 2018 Google+ Community Update 3902 Community Members

    Version 3.2.0.2160

    What’s New

    This is a BETA release: https://goo.gl/FR3S1p

    In this release, Pulse adds freeform image cropping! When attaching images to your messages, you can now crop them using whatever aspect ratio you want, rather than just the pre-defined ratios.


    13 Jul 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version 3.2.0.2160

    What’s New

    In this release, Pulse adds freeform image cropping! When attaching images to your messages, you can now crop them using whatever aspect ratio you want, rather than just the pre-defined ratios.


    02 Jul 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version 3.1.1.2131

    What’s New

    This is a BETA release: https://goo.gl/FR3S1p

    In this release:
    - UI improvements
    - Display previews of drafts on the conversation list
    - Provide media type previews as the snippet on the conversation list, instead of an empty box
    + Bug fixes, performance improvements, and tweaks


    15 Jun 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version 3.1.1.2131

    What’s New

    In this release:
    - UI improvements
    - Display previews of drafts on the conversation list
    - Provide media type previews as the snippet on the conversation list, instead of an empty box
    + Bug fixes, performance improvements, and tweaks


    07 Jun 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Pulse SMS 3.1.0 BETA

    The new version of Pulse is live in the beta channel, now. The most apparent change is a new look for the message lists. The bubbles are much more rounded and the reply bar at the bottom has changed to match that style.

    Since this is now the default look, I removed the "rounder message bubbles" option in settings. For those of you on Android 8.1 that used the "match nav bar to base theme" option, that has been removed as well. I manage that by default now. When this update comes out of beta and in to production, I will be removing the "rounder message bubbles" preference from the web app, as well.

    Along with these UI changes, this version comes with improved conversation snippet support, for previews on the conversation list. If you save a draft to a conversation, the app will tell you about that draft. It will also tell you what type of media the latest message is. Before, if you received an image, video, ect, the app would just have a blank space in the conversation list snippet.

    Let me know if you see any issues with the new features. Enjoy the update!


    06 Jun 2018 Google+ Community Update 3743 Community Members

    Version 3.0.0.2100

    What’s New

    In this release:
    - Support for creating and accessing folders to help organize conversations
    - Copy one time password codes, from the notification
    - Customize the swipe actions on the conversation list or disable them completely
    - View only unread conversations, from the navigation drawer
    - Mark conversations as unread from the long click, multi-select, menu
    + Bug fixes and performance improvements


    18 May 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version 2.11.3.2097

    What’s New

    This is a BETA release: https://goo.gl/FR3S1p

    In this release:
    - Support for creating and accessing folders to help organize conversations
    - Copy one time password codes, from the notification
    - Customize the swipe actions on the conversation list or disable them completely
    - View only unread conversations, from the navigation drawer
    - Mark conversations as unread from the long click, multi-select, menu
    + Bug fixes and performance improvements


    16 May 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Pulse SMS - v3.0.0 BETA

    I am putting up a new beta this morning, for v3 of Pulse. Lots of great stuff:

    - Support for creating and accessing folders to organize conversations
    - Copy one time password codes (two-factor authentication), from the notification
    - Support for customizing the swipe actions on the conversation list or disabling them completely
    - View only unread conversations, from the navigation drawer
    - Mark conversations as unread from the long click, multi-select menu
    + Crash fixes, performance improvements, and UI improvements

    The biggest feature is improved control over conversation organization, via folders. As phones get better/faster/more storage, I am seeing more people that just never delete conversations and messages. That is a bit of a shift from a few years ago. Better organization can go a long ways. The conversation list still has the same complete and unfiltered list of your conversations. The folders are just extra functionality, to filter your conversations into shorter lists, if you choose to use them.

    Enjoy the new release and let me know if you see any issues with the new functionality. It should be live within the next hour or so, on the beta channel. I guess I was just a few days behind Google for copying one-time passwords, oh well.

    Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.klinker.messenger
    Beta Opt-in: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/xyz.klinker.messenger

    The folder support will, of course, be coming to the web/desktop clients as well. This will be released after the beta testing is complete and this update sees a full production rollout.


    15 May 2018 Google+ Community Update 3637 Community Members

    Version 2.11.1.2072

    What’s New

    With this release, Pulse gets a few highly requested features!

    - I've added a private conversations inbox, with a password protection option, to hide conversations you want to keep a secret
    - The app will display previews of the content within sent and received contact vCards
    - The app will display a location preview, with a map, when an iOS user shares their location with you


    09 May 2018 Google Play Release Update