Organising your life is now simple. Introducing gText: a new innovation in the world of Group Texting!

Macworld Australia Staff
5 May, 2011
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gText is the latest and most innovative platform for group texting. It is fast, simple, affordable and easy to sign up. You can start texting straight away in as little as 10 seconds.

Why use Group Texting?

gText is an innovative platform allowing users to send a text message to multiple people in one text. gText provides businesses, non-for-profits, event managers,  promoters, students and the general public the ability to access affordable, and immediate go-to-market solution for sending text messages to their customers, employees and more using a simple and easy “One Number to Remember.”

How does it work?

It works by signing up for free via the gText website (only takes 10 secs to join). From there,  you immediately receive 25 credits to start with that never expire and can be used at anytime. Start creating your group, fill in the details and start inviting. You can Mobile Invite or Email Invite, it’s entirely up to you.  Once you’ve invited your members they simply reply to the SMS they have received from their mobile with ‘gYES,’ to join your group. They will receive a welcome message, their password and all they need to do is go to the website, click the sign in tab, put their mobile number, password and away they go.

With only “One Number to Remember,” all text messages that are created by each member of your group can now reply and receive from the one number 04479 gText or 04479 48378 by typing the group name before the message. Your members will have access to the group they have joined, check out the entire thread and conversation and they even have the option of writing a message online to their group. It’s that simple!

“For years I have been waiting for a good group SMS product.” Says Aron Steg, Managing Director at BcDE Investments and SMS Diagnostics.  “I have seen plenty of products that have some basic group functionality within it (including most of my own) but not many that focus entirely on group texting. gText is a great looking beta (I love the Facebook integration!) and it’s a great sign of things to come.” Says Aron.

gText is also compliant and understands about privacy You can choose your group/s to be private or public allowing you to protect your thread activity. gText provides you with a safe and innovative environment by changing the way SMS messaging is being used by giving you the opportunity to market your business, brand, event etc in a the most cost effective way. You have control of your thread and can delete and moderate anytime.

“One number to remember” the gText motto!” Ila Arumugam Director of gText and Mobileroo Pty Ltd.. It is a “proxy” number that stores which mobile phone numbers are important. The host sends a text to that one number and from there it is sent to all recipients on the database. Businesses can choose to purchase a corporate package to help the flow of information run smoothly and the unused message credits never expire so you will always have available credits on hand,” says Ila.

gText the easy way is groundbreaking technology now available (beta) to everyone. It is user friendly, easy and there are not hidden costs or contracts involved. gText does not discriminate, therefore it is user friendly on all mobile phones and the users must be over the age of 18, and groups can immediately be formed and start communicating. gText is: sending a text message to multiple people using only one number  04479gText. With “One Number to Remember” gText is really the easy way.

For more information: http://www.gtext.com.au

Contact: Louise Alicandro (PR and Communications)

Email: louise.a@1house.com.au

Phone: (03) 9415 7289

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  1. Introducing layout themes and styles in FileMaker Pro 13

    FileMaker Pro, help, inspector, macworld australiaIf you are reading this, you are most likely aware of the benefits offered by FileMaker Pro 13, from streamlining your business’ data to organising projects, but how do you make your FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go database solutions look the part?

    This is where layout themes and styles come in.

    Would you like the layout to show your business logo when your employees are entering data into the database? Would you like to create conformity across all pages, maybe with a colour theme that matches your business?

    In order to increase usability for your database, a well-designed layout will make the solution both appealing to look at, but also more efficient – as those entering or viewing data will be able to easily navigate the fields in front of them.

    What is a style?

    In FileMaker Pro, a style is the way a layout object, layout part and the database’s background appear. This encompasses the colour or transparency of objects and backgrounds, the style of line used within the layout, the borders of objects and parts, the shape of objects, the shadows outside or inside an object’s border, and the display state of an object.

    For example, when your draw a square on your layout, the initial appearance of the square will be determined by the theme currently being used by the layout. The colour of the square, the lines that define it and any shadow that appears are all differing styles that add up to make a theme.

    The initial theme is called the default and ensures that all objects added to the layout carry a similar look. So, if you add a second square to the layout, it will have the same colour and borders. Though this does not have to be the case if you would like to differentiate them.

    And a theme?

    A theme is the collection of a number of styles used in a layout. Themes are the full picture of how your layout or report appears, and encompass all of the individual styles applied to objects, parts and the background. The theme does not affect the way a layout functions, but when you apply a theme to a layout it will alter the way it looks and feels.

    Making alterations

    Adjusting a style in a theme is very simple. If you click on the object, layout part or background you would like to alter, open the Inspector and head to the Appearances tab, you will see the Style label field at the top. This indicates the current style.  If no changes have been made, it will likely read as ‘Default’.

    Alter the style of the object, layout part or background by editing the property settings on the Appearance tab of the Inspector. Once you have made your layout look the way you would like, select the red arrow that will have appeared as you were making your changes and click ‘Save As New Style’.

    Type in a new name for your style and press OK. Continue to create as many additional styles as you would like in your layout. If you would like to apply a style to multiple objects or modify a style slightly between two objects, your previous styles will be available in the Styles list on the Style tab of the Inspector.

    Once you have made all of the changes you would like, you have the option of creating a new theme or saving the changes to the current theme.

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