Image SMS

Send very small photos with long text SMS and without MMS or internet

NOTE: This app is no longer maintained, its repo was archived.

Image SMS uses long text SMS to send a very small picture (NOT MMS or Internet). It uses base64 technique (similar to a email attachment) to transfer data. It is a bare metal App and Open Source on github. If you want to enlarge the features, you have to do it by your own!

I love my privacy. Thus I love apps with only a couple of permissions. Image SMS needs only access on:

  • SMS (read and send)
  • Camera

Image SMS does not use access to:

  • Files
  • Contacts
  • Internet

This may be strange to you, because you need a phone number and there is no contact selection. .

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.6 (16) - Added on 2018-12-18

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.

    Download APK 1.7 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.4 (14) - Added on 2018-12-12

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.

    Download APK 1.7 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.3 (13) - Added on 2018-11-20

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.

    Download APK 1.7 MiB PGP Signature