I couldn’t use Geoff’s email to text message solution because my cell provider doesn’t have email to text anymore. Sending Text Messages From Xojo Apps – Xojo Programming Blog
So I figured out a workaround. I have an app that monitors a Dropbox folder and lets me know when new files are added.
I created the macOS shortcut “Send New Files Text Message” shown below:
In my app I run the following code when I need to send a text message to myself:
Var s As Shell s = New Shell Var a As String = "shortcuts run ""Send New Files Text Message""" s.Execute(a) Exception Var e As String = "Exception Error'" MessageBox(e)
This only works if you have the Apple Shortcut on the same Mac the app is running on.