mercurysms is a command line application which allows you to send text messages (otherwise known as SMS') via 11 web-based gateways without having to log onto their site. It is command line based so can be easily used in scripts, applications and other situations where a user interface is not required or wanted.
If you are looking for a more graphical user interface complete with sent items, address book and other functionality, then please visit the main Mercury site.
Support for other gateways can be achieved through the writing of an SMS gateway definition file. Take a look at the protocol if you are interested in getting mercurysms working with another site.
mercurysms requires a computer with Perl installed and a number of modules. It is expected that the average user of this application would be someone who runs Mac OSX or Linux but even Microsoft Windows users can run this if they have Cygwin or ActiveState Perl installed.
Required modules are:
mercurysms is released under the GNU GPL. In short, this means that you get the code for free and can modify it and distribute those modifications provided you also release your modifications under the same licence. This ensures that any changes you make can also be modified and redistributed by others.
For more detailed information about the licence, please look in the download.
There is a Google Groups forum available where you can post words of encouragement, questions, problems, bug reports, ideas and anything else which you find helpful. You do not need to register to post.
Please be aware that the majority of comments will be about the Windows version of the application which has a slightly different versioning scheme and substantially more functionality. However, gateway definition files will work in both versions of the application.
If you use an RSS reader or have a fairly modern web browser (in other words, you aren't using Microsoft's Internet Explorer) then you can subscribe to an RSS feed to be notified of new postings.
This software and website are not affiliated or endorsed by any of the SMS providers listed here.
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