October 9th, 2007
If you are an Outlook user and often find yourself needing to text message a friend or business associate, you should check out the Outlook plug-in from Joopz. Joopz users can send SMS messages from the web to any mobile number, allowing them to utilize an actual keyboard instead of poking away at their phone keys. The plug-in allows you the same freedom, but allows you to use Outlook.
You need to got to Joopz and set up an account. Once you have finished that and entered the activation code that was emailed to you, it is time to grab the plug-in. Go to the bottom of the Joopz page. Click the plug-ins link.
Beneath the description for the plug-in, click the Download Now! link. The download process should begin. Once downloaded, install the plug-in by double-clicking the msi file. The installation is quick and painless.
Now open Outlook. Go to the toolbar at the top of the application and find and click the Joopz.com button. Select Log On to Joopz.com.
Input your login information (your mobile number that you used to register the account and the password). Click the Log On button.
Now you can SMS any mobile number from Outlook. To do so simply follow these steps:
- Go back to the Outlook toolbar and click the New SMS button (next to the Joopz.com button).
- In the new window you can either input a phone number and click the Start button or select from your Outlook contacts (any contact with a mobile number will be listed).
- Go to the bottom portion of the Message window and type out your message. When you are finished, click the Send button.
- Your message will be sent. It will also move into the upper portion of the message window. If the recipient responds, their message will appear in the upper portion as well.