Official Republic Anywhere Feature Request Thread

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Soon as the anywhere App has a black or Dark theme…i can use it. White is just terrible on the eyes.

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Please make the RA menu available in program window rather than the task bar.

  1. Can be difficult to find initially.
  2. Prevents windows from recalling email requiring it ti be reentered at each log on resulting in more work and a waste of time.

Provide the option to select another phone number rather than having to log out and back in.


I love it, because another app which may not be named wouldn’t put Republic on their carrier list. Consequently, I couldn’t send mms.

What that app did have, however, was the capability to upload of pictures taken on the call phone into the windows app, for quick attachment to an outgoing text. That would be nice.

I’d like to be able to attach a video to send via mms in the phone app. I’d like to be able to attach an already captured video. This feature is included in Android Messages.

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I request an API (secure of course with credentials) that allows one to obtain and archive the messages.

  1. One obvious way would be to impart an IMAP overlay (read only) to the message database that would create a folder for each conversation, with the list of messages in the folder corresponding to the text messages. Secure IMAP access using existing Anywhere credentials should be sufficient to protect it at last as well as the Anywhere app.

2)) A simpler way might be a RESTful interface which allows polling for contents (perhaps using RSS.) With this (properly credentialed and secure) I could create a local app that implements an IMAP overlay and integrate it into my already existing email archival process.

I am willing to help if necessary - if using method #2, I would make the companion app available under some suitably unrestricted FOSS license, as necessary.


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Respectfully requesting that Anywhere support icon badging on those phones whose manufacturer bundles a launcher that badges icons. Both Samsung’s TouchWiz and Huawei’s EMUI do so. When using those skins, Google’s Android Messages’ icon (and other apps) is badged. Anywhere should do the same.


I would love it if Anywhere worked in tandem with third party text messaging apps.
I’m very partial to the features I have with textra and wouldn’t give that app up for the current features Anywhere has currently.


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Currently, there’s no way to delete individual messages from the desktop app. When I delete the message on my phone, it doesn’t disappear on the desktop app. This is a problem when your significant other sends you lewd photos and they pop up on your work computer. Oops.


Anywhere 1.1.8 for Mac, Windows, Linux was released on 7/10.
From the Release notes:
Better image composing. Drag and drop an image onto the current conversation. Paste (Ctrl+V or Cmd+V) a copied image onto the current conversation from another app.
“Copy image” right click menu option is now available for MMS media.
“Copy” right click menu option is now available when selecting message text.
Start a one-on-one conversation by clicking on a contact in the “People in this conversation” drop down list.

I’ll mark any posts in this thread as DELIVERED if they suggested any of the above features.


I would like to submit a feature request: to be able to connect more than 1 phone to the Republic Anywhere App on a single computer. If I have two phones that I use for different purposes, I would like to receive texts for both of them in one app. Thank you!


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Two-factor authentication


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On the Windows program it would be nice if the icon disappeared from the taskbar when minimizing to system tray.


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