Ghostly SMS

Ghostly SMS


Ghostly SMS is meant to be a temporary workaround to a nasty bug in Android where the stock SMS/MMS app seems to lose some messages. It really receives them but doesn't save them, so they're kind of… lost forever!

This app listens for incoming SMSs, saves them as fast as it can in an internal database (not the INBOX) and shows a notification.

If you see a "ghostly notification" from this app, but not from the stock SMS/MMS app (check screenshot #2), you can open the app, read your lost message and -if you wish- you can move it to your INBOX to store it or reply to it.

If you don't want to move it to the INBOX or if the stock SMS/MMS app didn't lose the message (check screenshot #1 and... good for you, by the way!), you can safely delete it from the internal database: no message from the INBOX is EVER deleted.

More informations can be found on the homepage: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=12765846

If this app helps you recover a precious message you would have hated to lose, consider a small donation as a token of appreciation ;-)
Donations are handled as In-app payments and enable the following OPTIONAL features:
- Remove Ads
- Use delayed notifications

If you lose your donation information (i.e.: you reset your device or you move to a new device) just open the app, hit the "Menu" button and select "Donations". The app will synchronize with the Market and restore every donation you made.

Permissions:
- SMS permissions are needed to write to the INBOX.
- Read contacts is needed to show the contact name in the list.
- Internet/Network is needed to show Ads. No other network communication is done.
- Billing is required for donations.

If you have any issues with the app, before posting a 1-star comment, contact me on G+ (https://plus.google.com/115133497526444505927/posts) and I'll try to help. If I can't help you, go ahead and post a 1-star for the benefit of everyone else!

What do people think of this app?

"Works wonders! Wonder how many messages I missed before this app. It caught 10 messages in a couple weeks that my android missed or didn't notify." - M., Jul 13th, 2012

"Thx u Thx u" - R., Nov 13th, 2011

"Love this App! I thought that people were just not responding but in reality there messages were just getting lost and with this App it helps me recieve those messages that get lost." - S., Jan 3rd, 2012

"Does exactly what it says it does. A nice quick-fix for an annoying problem." - C., Apr 10th, 2011

Recent changes:
Sorry for the long and overdue update! However… KitKat is now properly supported!
Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 5.0 Lollipop support!
Fixed small bugs reported through Play Store.
Translation updates.
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4.3
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100,000+
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About Ghostly SMS
Ghostly SMS is meant to be a temporary workaround to a nasty bug in Android where the stock SMS/MMS app seems to lose some messages. It really receives them but doesn't save them, so they're kind of… lost forever!

This app listens for incoming SMSs, saves them as fast as it can in an internal database (not the INBOX) and shows a notification.

If you see a "ghostly notification" from this app, but not from the stock SMS/MMS app (check screenshot #2), you can open the app, read your lost message and -if you wish- you can move it to your INBOX to store it or reply to it.

If you don't want to move it to the INBOX or if the stock SMS/MMS app didn't lose the message (check screenshot #1 and... good for you, by the way!), you can safely delete it from the internal database: no message from the INBOX is EVER deleted.

More informations can be found on the homepage: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=12765846

If this app helps you recover a precious message you would have hated to lose, consider a small donation as a token of appreciation ;-)
Donations are handled as In-app payments and enable the following OPTIONAL features:
- Remove Ads
- Use delayed notifications

If you lose your donation information (i.e.: you reset your device or you move to a new device) just open the app, hit the "Menu" button and select "Donations". The app will synchronize with the Market and restore every donation you made.

Permissions:
- SMS permissions are needed to write to the INBOX.
- Read contacts is needed to show the contact name in the list.
- Internet/Network is needed to show Ads. No other network communication is done.
- Billing is required for donations.

If you have any issues with the app, before posting a 1-star comment, contact me on G+ (https://plus.google.com/115133497526444505927/posts) and I'll try to help. If I can't help you, go ahead and post a 1-star for the benefit of everyone else!

What do people think of this app?

"Works wonders! Wonder how many messages I missed before this app. It caught 10 messages in a couple weeks that my android missed or didn't notify." - M., Jul 13th, 2012

"Thx u Thx u" - R., Nov 13th, 2011

"Love this App! I thought that people were just not responding but in reality there messages were just getting lost and with this App it helps me recieve those messages that get lost." - S., Jan 3rd, 2012

"Does exactly what it says it does. A nice quick-fix for an annoying problem." - C., Apr 10th, 2011

Recent changes:
Sorry for the long and overdue update! However… KitKat is now properly supported!
Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 5.0 Lollipop support!
Fixed small bugs reported through Play Store.
Translation updates.

User reviews of Ghostly SMS
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 2, 2014
Works Sometimes I dont get the messages people send me but this app gets them.
A Google User
Nov 19, 2014
Does not work No sms has been received by the app
A Google User
Nov 19, 2014
🔟 🌟 Dev everyone should install this App Nexus 5 Hangouts just decided to stop getting sms. Installed this app BOOM.. got all my missed sms. Dev you are the bomb 💣. Donation made...works excellent in Lollipop 🍭 5
A Google User
Nov 16, 2014
Miss few basic functionalities Awesome app for what it does. I get all of smses, but love to be sure in case if anything would ever go wrong. + I like to keep kind of backup in case if someone would delete any of the last messages I received... But, once there are a lot of them, I miss search filter, to delete only from certain contact / all except certain contact/-s; I also really miss the option to "Ignore all except" instead who to ignore; I'd like to only keep this ghost messages of a few contacts... Update anytime soon?
A Google User
Nov 12, 2014
Doesn't work Simply doesn't do what it says; I receive SMSs but this app doesn't have them. Nexus 5.