email shortcut on desktop

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    Rather than using text messaging which costs money I generally email text messages to friends. I wondered if there was a way of getting an email address as a shortcut on the desktop.
    There seems to be shortcuts for everything except email.
    Maybe there is an app for that..
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    You press and hold on a blank area of the home screen, choose Shortcut, then email. It will let you select which account to make an icon for.
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    I don't see an option for email
    I have applications, bookmarks, contact, direct dial, direct message directions, gmail label, music playlist and settings...
    I could use contact and then get to email address but I was hoping for something even more direct than that, a direct email option..
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    shortcut> Application >Gmail or Email




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    I have that already but that is just going to open gmail application not start an email to a specific contact?
    I want a shortcut on the desktop that says something like wife (text) and clicking on it will bring up gmail new mail with the <phone number>@vtext.com already in the "to" field
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    shortcut>Direct Message>(select contact name)

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    Sorry that's still not right... :)
    That will text message the person directly for sure.
    What I want to do is EMAIL a text message to a person ie. send an email to 217333333@vtext.com
    This way I am using data to send a text message and don't need a text plan. Of course if I get google voice this whole thing goes away anyway
    It would still be useful though to be able to direct email someone and just press a shortcut and have it compose a new email to a contact immediately.
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