MAXS Alternatives

    MAXS is described as 'allows you to control your Android device and receive notifications over XMPP. You can for example write SMS on your desktop/laptop by sending a command over XMPP to MAXS running on your smartphone' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are three alternatives to MAXS for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Tablet, Firefox, Google Chrome and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is altdrag, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MAXS are DeskSMS (Paid) and GTalkSMS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 30, 2017

    1. AltDrag allows you to move and resize windows much easier. When you have it running you can simply hold down the Alt key and then use your mouse to drag any window, and it doesn't matter where in the window you click.
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      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      DeskSMS forwards your text messages to your GMail, Google Chat, and DeskSMS Chrome and Firefox extension! And if you reply back, the recipient gets a text from your number!


      The app seems no longer maintained: it is no longer on Google Play Store and the site doesn't work. The APK can be downloaded from and the source code can be found at

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      GTalkSMS enables you to control your android phone through Google Talk/XMPP (send/receive SMS, make calls, locate your phone via GPS, activate WLAN or Bluetooth, etc.). It can be useful for those who prefer typing sms on a real keyboard.
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