Like any other app, you can use mysms directly via your home screen.
Installing the widget:
Go to the Android menu and click on the tab “Widgets”. Search for the mysms widgets and longpress on it to put it on a free space on your home screen.
There are different widgets available:
The 4x2 widgets display the number of unread messages. You can access the message view in the app by clicking on the message or conversation and you can compose a new message directly via the widget. In addition you can choose from a light or dark theme. They can both be used on the lock screen (> Android 4.2):
- The mysms (Messages) widget allows you to choose, whether you want to display the messages of a specific or all contacts. Moreover, it is possible to only show the unread messages and you can mark these messages as read by tapping the check box.
- The mysms (Conversations) widget shows the overview of your conversations directly on your home screen (requires Android > 4.0).