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emitSMS plugin bug fix

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Here’s a new version of the Address Book plugin for SMS sending, with a small bug fix intended to stop it hanging after sending an SMS. If you’ve seen this problem with earlier versions, please let me know if this version has fixed it or not 🙂

emitSMS Address Book Plugin updated

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The emitSMS plugin for Address Book has been updated to use native Mac OS methods to access the phone over Bluetooth, rather than using an emulated serial port. This should make it less flaky when used under Snow Leopard. You can get the updated plugin here, and the new source code is here.

emitSMS plugin for Mac OS X Address Book.app

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In the distant past, the Address Book app in Mac OS X Tiger could send mobile SMS messages directly from within the app, if you paired your mobile phone with your Mac via Bluetooth. Along came Leopard, and the feature mysteriously vanished without trace or explanation, and hasn’t reappeared since. Missing the feature, I found a roundabout replacement in the emitSMS dashboard widget. It offers SMS sending via Bluetooth and can also search the Address Book for phone numbers. Having seen that the source code for emitSMS was released, I adapted the backend into a plugin for Address Book.app to provide the missing former functionality.

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