With Group Text! you can easily send mass texts (on iPhone) or mass iMessages (on all devices) to groups, to handpicked set of contacts or to distribution lists. Once you create a list, you no longer have to select contacts one-by-one for a group message. Simply tap on the list or group name and you are ready to send! And if you need to send the same message many times, just save it as a template and pick it later to auto populate the text of your message. You can also easily attach a photo (iOS7 required), the address and maps link of the current or a selected position and contacts information.
Group Text! uses your text plan to send messages and replies are received on the Messages application as usual or uses the iMessages service depending on your settings.
With the Share Extension (iOS8 required), access Group Text! while you're using other apps to share content easily.
User's guide available on the web site www.redbits.com. If in doubt, send an email to support ! We reply to every request the same day.
- send mass text messages / iMessages
- easy and quick interface
- use address book groups;
- handpick set of contacts from address book
- select / deselect single recipients in groups and lists
- create and manage distribution lists from address book or manually entering recipients information
- optionally create and use message templates
- insert photos (iOS7 required)
- insert contact information in message text
- insert the current location (address and maps link) in message text
- insert a picked location (address and maps link) in message text
- send in batches
- personalized texts when sending in batches of one recipient at a time
- setting to show all or only mobile numbers
- setting to show email addresses (for iMessage)
- alert manager to schedule up to 60 one shot or recurring alerts with pre-set lists/group and text; when an alert fire send a message with only a couple taps (in-app purchase)
- optional char counter with total used chars, size of the texts, number of the texts and remaining chars before an additional text is required.
- save or load recipients from / to csv documents
- exchange csv documents by E-Mail or iTunes
- print lists
- works on iPhone, iPad or iPod (iPad and iPod can only send iMessages)
- visually impaired users can fully control the app with VoiceOver+
- landscape support
- uses iCloud to sync lists and templates to all your devices
Note: the app can't use your existing groups when syncing with Exchange. You can however create lists in the app and use them.
IMPORTANT NOTE :
Check the FAQ to verify the settings to use when sending to large groups.
The applications Group Text! was published
in the category Productivity on 2010-06-21 and
was developed by Andrea Vettori.
The file size is 8.69 MB.
The current version is 3.4 and works well on
7.0 and high ios versions.
- iPhone 6 and 6 plus native screen resolution support
- bug fixes
Does not show contacts on iOS phones and is not listed under Privacy —-> Contacts to even allow it. App should pop up requesting access like all others however doesn’t do that either.
App will not request access to contacts. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times. I have asked for support several times with no answer
As of January 2019 this app no longer works. I have emailed support twice and have not received a response. When I send texts now I get a failed message and have to repeat. When it finally goes through and someone responds everyone sees the message as if group message was turned on, but it is not. Every time the app gets updated all of my templates erase even though they are supposed to be saved. I have over 2,000 contacts on several dozen lists and it will be a nightmare if I have to use another app and start over. I hope someone sees this message and contacts me to help trouble shoot. I’ve been a user over 5 years and it really was an awesome app at one time.
This was once good, but now it doesn’t work. A serious upgrade is needed!
How do I get my money back? This app will not show so I can enable the contacts. I emailed support and all I get is cricket sounds! Don’t buy it...stay away!!!
I used this app seamlessly before but with recent updates I can’t sync my contacts to the app. It’s not even giving me the option to allow the contacts to be shared with the app through my phones privacy settings. Not sure what changed but I’m a bit disappointed.
Loved this app but got new IPhone and now get error message every time and can’t get it to access my contacts.
I couldn’t even enable my contacts.
The app does not update quickly enough to stay compatible with the iPhone updates, which makes the app inefficient. Also, at times, it acts as any other group text, where all recipients end up receiving each other’s replies, which is an overwhelming nuisance and inconvenience. I purchased this app so that I could protect my group text recipients from that nuisance.
I upgraded to an iPhone XR and every time I open the app I get a message telling me to enable the app in my Privacy settings to be able to access my Contact. The problem is the app never asked to access my Contacts so the app doesn’t show up in Privacy->Contacts to be enabled. I have uninstalled/reinstalled and nothing happened. The most irritating thing is that I reached out to support via email TWICE and no response!
Hasn’t been updated to work on iphone7 and developer doesn’t respond to support questions. Was a great app that’s been neglected. Needs to be updated with a function to turn off iMessage. I want to send texts as SMS not iMessage but it has a mind of its own. Turning off iMessage in iPhone settings does nothing. Very dissatisfied!
Don’t waste your money! No support for this app! Have been having issues for over a year now - will only send via iMessage even though iMessage is turned OFF, so it doesn’t send any messages. All emails sent for support have not been responded to. Pity this was once a very reliable app - used for emergency service paging
How is this different from regular messaging? Well this app allows you to create set distribution lists or create groups for bulk mail out with preset message creation. For regular reminders or updates to a group this works really well. Try it for yourself!
Didn't work. Refund
This app has served me well for the last couple of years. Very handy and easy to use. Making groups is easy and manageable
I cannot get this app to work on iPhone 6 Plus - period. I would like a refund please.
I used to always have to go through and do new group texts due to slight changes in people and not finding the lady group text. NOT ANY MORE! This is sooo much better. Once I figured out how to add and subtract people from the group it is a piece of cake to use. Can temporarily remove people from a group text but they remain in the group. Thanks guys!
Not all SMS in the groups get to clients so I'm not yet happy with it. Once the initial 2hours of uploading all your contacts into groups is complete its a concept that seems to work more efficiently, however as not all people in each group get the SMS you Miss out on business or whatever your intention. It's Not yet clear if this is an application problem or a network problem, however I did explore this with my network provider and they assure me everything is working fine on their end.", so I assume it's the app. Please find a fix and make 100% of SMS in groups work and then I will be very happy as I initially expected.
Thanks to this app!
I stops after the second batch of messages every time and always groups messages together even when group message is off
I downloaded this app because it was recommended to use when sending text to a large group without a group response. I need the responses to only come to me instead of littering everyone else’s text inbox. I turn off group messaging in my messenger app and follow the recommendations for settings (which, I have bookmarked on my web browser) and it still send the messages as a group message and not everyone receives them. I can can not find an email for support either. I am beyond frustrated for the recipients and myself. It worked perfectly only twice out of six messages so far. Please fix this!
I am having a hard time deleting and adding users
I have to manually enter all contacts into the application even if they’re in my contacts list. Once you add them to one group if you create another distribution you still have to manually add them again. But ever since the iOS changes I cannot send mass texts without iMessage on. I do not want to utilize iMessage because I don’t want the group to respond to the mass text but to me individually. This worked prior to all these iOS upgrades.
I have used this app for over two years and it has never let me down. It’s great
This app worked. Now it sends to about half of my list. I contacted support with no reply. Needs serious updates! If iPhone 6 is the updated version we have a problem! Please fix this great app.
I’ve used it for several years to message soccer teams and scout troops. It’s reliable and easy to use. Thank you for providing it! Sheri
I use this app to contact 24 people every week to play croquet. Makes it easy for me and gets around the 10 person limit on iphone
This has been great as a tool for our 4H club. I like that individuals reply only to sender & not to the whole group. The only issue I have (and it could just be me) is I cannot add a new member/contact to the Group through my iPhone... I need to do so on my iMac and it then updates the Group via the Cloud. UPDATE: left this review over a year ago and recently only half or less of our group reliably receive texts. Wondering if this app is no longer working well with latest iOS? Plus now, when folks reply to a text (IF they get them) it replies to the whole group which I don’t want. Sadly need to downgrade my rating & hope developers update... please!
I got this app because I need to regularly send a text to over a hundred people for a group that I volunteer to serve. When I got this app, it let me send to all of them, yet each one looked like an individual text to the recipient. Now, however it does what I can do with the iPhone: it shows the whole list and everyone’s number to everyone. What the heck? That is NOT an improvement. That was exactly why I gave you $2.99, to NOT DO THAT. Such a disappointment. Now I have to start the hunt all over again for what should be the simplest thing. I want to send the info to everyone without sending everyone’s number to everyone. It should look like an individual text. It used to do that. Now it doesn’t.
Good app. Does exactly what it says it does. Easy to use and manage.
Do not download it is useless. It does not work.
Put 45 people on the list it sends 41 messages. Can't handle iMessage so you have it turn iMessage off every time it's used. Avoid
This used to work perfect with iPhone 3. I now have an I-phone 5s and this app can't even send 2 messages together whether I have batches on or off or group text on or off ! Waste of money in its current format
Use all the time to group text my Camogie teams. Would be lost without. Brilliant. Easy to set up and easy to use. Makes my life easy. Thank You!
This app is the business once you get to know how to use it and the suppose team were very help full.
This app is very hit and miss with what contacts it sends texts to. It will not send texts to all contacts in your groups
This app was a complete waste of money. It does not work! Would not even let me write a message never mind send one!
Very easy to use and reliable. Makes testing far far easier.
Very useful App once lists are setup it's a real timesaver