What kind of stories are locked up in your Messages app? Love stories? Tales of friendships made, and lost, and patched up once again? What about the story of your first funding, or acquisition?
Txto.io is ready to remind you of those stories, from start to finish, with a clever little service that lets you print out your text history on a miniature scroll. “Unroll your story,” they promise.
We’ve all been there.
You open up a text conversation, and start scrolling up. “Load more messages,” the banner reads, and you click, and click, and click again to find some particular moment in years’ worth of SMS dialogue. You exhaust yourself, and just as you’re about to give up, you realize there’s a special, unique word in one of the earliest messages in the conversation. “To the universal search function,” you rejoice aloud, only to find that you’re sent to the most recent message in the conversation when you click through.
Trying to get to the beginning of an SMS convo is quite literally a pain, both for the thumbs and for the soul. TxTo looks to change all that.
Not only will TxTo print your conversations out on “tomes,” but the service will give you data around your SMS activity, including the number of texts you’ve sent and when, a visualization of your busiest day, daily and hourly distribution of texts and average length, as well as a word cloud of your most-used words and phrases.
Users can also search for specific words in their history, which is something that is ridiculously infuriating on the iPhone.
The project started when co-founder Martin Daniel was interning at Google while his girlfriend was back home in France. After realizing he could export the text conversations on his G1 smartphone, he decided to print out their story and send it to her on paper. How adorable, right?
There are a number of products that let you back up texts, search through them, and a few that let you print out these conversations, but TxTo hopes to be the one-stop shop for all of that, whether you want a fun gift for a sweetheart or to delve into the big data of your conversations.
Learn more here.