Microsoft has launched (in preview) an SMS Organizer app for Android devices.
Why? Well, other messaging apps like WhatsApp are really good at things like sorting messages and adding some intelligence but plain old text/SMS apps don’t get any love… Until now..
Microsoft originally released the app in India last year but its now popped up in early release mode in the Play Store here in the UK…according to sources it’s only available today in UK, USA and Australia today.
Why should I care?
SMS Organizer uses machine learning to automatically analyse and sort messages and then organises them into different folders for you.
For example, any and all messages recognised as spam or sales promotional messages get filtered into a “promotions” folder, while real messages live in inbox.
Microsoft also generates contextual reminders in your SMS inbox for things like flights, trains, and appointments or bookings and there’s also a whole bunch of customisation options including ability to block senders, star/favourite messages, and even archive/backup older messages.
Once you install it, it asks to take over as the default messaging app.
That’s it… Download it here… ANDROID ONLY.