SwirlyMessage for iPad 3G

SwirlyMessage is synonymous with SMS, MMS and SwirlyNet messaging on the iPad 3G! The SwirlyMessage application is easy to use and contains numerous features, from basic sending and reception of SMSes, to the killer feature: send and receive SMS and MMS for free to and from friends within SwirlyNet™! Yes, messages sent and received within SwirlyNet™ really are free! Gratis

SwirlyMessage for iPad 3G is the follow up of the popular SwirlyMMS for the iPhone. SwirlyMMS for the iPhone has been downloaded more than 3 million times and is actively used in well above 400 carrier networks in more than 130 countries all over the world! SwirlyMessage for iPad 3G is a complete re-write, bottom up, of SwirlyMMS to fully utilize the power of the iPad with its large screen and different form factor.

The suite of messaging apps from SwirlySpace includes the following: SwirlyMMS, SwirlyMessage, SwirlySMS and SwirlySMS free. To compare these apps please have a look here.


To be able to use SwirlyMessage on your iPad you must consider the following:

  • You must have an iPad 3G, ie your iPad must have a built in 3G modem
  • Your SIM-card/carrier plan must allow for sending SMSes (and MMSes if you want to do that as well). If you are unsure about this please contact your carrier and tell them to enable SMS and/or MMS.
  • Your iPad 3G must be jailbroken. Jailbreaking is nothing dangerous, read all about how to jailbreak here.

Download and Installation

SwirlyMessage is available for jailbroken iPads with a built in 3G modem. It is very easy to download and install SwirlyMessage via Cydia. Cydia is the installation program that is automatically installed when you jailbreak your iPad.

Just $12 to buy!

SwirlyMessage for iPad 3G only costs $12! The purchase is made from your iPad via Cydia Store and you can pay using major credit cards like VISA and MasterCard.

The rich feature set includes:

  • Send and receive SMSes
  • Send and receive MMSes consisting of pictures, video, audio, text … just about anything actually
  • Send SMS & MMS messages for free to your SwirlyMessage and SwirlyMMS² friends via SwirlyNet™
  • Message alert via alert box when SwirlyMessage isn’t running
  • Instant Reply - answer a received message without leaving your current app
  • 3gp video encoding
  • Built-in voice recorder.
  • Save received audio clips (mp3, amr, caf, etc) as a SwirlyMessage alert sound.
  • All messages are backed-up by iTunes
  • Customize the message alert sounds to any sound of your choice.
  • MMS & SMS delivery notifications - visualized with a green badge - selectable
  • Attach a signature of your choice to every message you send.
  • Attach your current GPS location automatically to the messages you send.
  • When receiving a GPS location, it can be viewed in .
  • Save your draft messages to the Drafts folder.
  • Bulit-in media viewer
  • Animated GIFs
  • User controlled resizing of sent pictures
  • UserAgent emulation (pretend being one of: SwirlyMMS iPhone, Apple iPhone, Motorola V360, Nokia N73, Nokia N95, SonyEricsson W800i, and Samsung Black Jack 2
  • Separate folders for received (Inbox), sent (Sent), queued (Outbox), erased (Trash) and Draft messages
  • MMS settings wizard, which allows for automatic configuration of your MMS settings.
  • Possibility to receive automatic OTA (Over The Air) settings (More info here…).
  • Up to 50 different media parts when composing a new message
  • Up to 50 different media parts in a received message
  • Address book integration
  • Possibility to browse the iPad file system and include any file when composing a new message
  • Possibility to save individual message media parts anywhere on the iPad file system
  • Reply to sender, or forward the message
  • Send to multiple recipients
  • Save a message media part image to your camera roll and view it with the Photo or Camera application
  • When composing an message with several media parts, you can easily rearrange and remove any part.

SwirlyMessage for iPad 3G screenshots (click image to see it larger)

Springboard with the new SwirlyMessage icon.
The startup screen showing the folders and how many unread messages there are in the Inbox.
Inbox view showing all parts in one of the messages. The Inbox itself is being edited to remove messages to the Trash folder.
Compose view with five different parts. Text, image, sound clip, binary file and a movie clip.

When pressing the send button all message parts are moved with a nice animation into an envelope which is then folded and finally sent off and placed in the Outbox queue.
The settings view. Very familiar for those used to SwirlyMMS.
The message viewer showing the details of each message part. Here an image part.
an audio clip part in the viewer
a movie clip part in the viewer
Message alert with possibility to reply directly
Instant reply without leaving your current app
SMS delivery notification