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Mysms, Evernote Team Up on Text Message Archiving Service

Text messages offer a great record of your conversations with friends, family and co-workers. The problem is, when you upgrade to a new device, you can’t take your messages with you, leaving behind important information and notes of sentimental value. But that’s about to change.

Today, Mysms and Evernote announced a new feature that will allow you to archive all your text and multimedia messages to the cloud, so you can view them on any Web-connected device.

Launched in July and built on the idea that text messages should not be tied to just mobile phones, Mysms is a free, multiplatform app that allows you to send and receive text messages on your phone, tablet or desktop computer.

Meanwhile, Evernote lets you digitally organize notes and collect information, such as photos and Web clips, and then store them in a virtual notebook that you can sync and access across multiple devices and platforms.

“We were always looking to integrate with a partner for archiving messages and making them searchable in a Web interface, and that’s what Evernote provides, so they’re an ideal partner,” said Martin Pansy, co-founder and CEO of Mysms, in an interview with AllThingsD. “It’s a real win for anyone who has ever tried to find an old text with an address, a name or a phone number, and realized it was on their old phone or is one of thousands of messages on their existing device.”

With the new integration, Mysms users can sign in to their Evernote account from the app and, once logged in, Mysms automatically syncs and archives all text and multimedia messages to the note-taking app.

Users can then pull up the Evernote app on any Web-connected device and find all their messages sorted in dedicated notebooks by contact name and phone number. As new messages are sent and received, they are added to a contact’s notebook. Messages are also searchable by name or phone number.

Pansy added that he sees the partnership with Evernote as just the first step in the whole evolution of text messaging, and plans to add support for other Web services, such as Google Drive and Dropbox.

But those eager to try out the new Mysms with Evernote integration can do so starting today.

Mysms is available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Mac, Windows and the Chrome Web browser. Evernote supports even more platforms and browsers, including Android, iOS, Mac, Windows 8, Firefox and Chrome, and offers a free app and a premium app.

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