The Best Way to Text From Your Computer on Android

The Best Way to Text From Your Computer on Android

You don’t switch away from your PC to your smartphone to reply to an email or an instant message, so why should a simple SMS message be any different? Thankfully, if you have an Android device, you can continue using your PC (and its full-size spacious keyboard) to read and send text messages. Our choice for this task: MightyText.

Features

  • Syncs SMS and MMS on Android phone and Web
  • Stores messages up to 6 months for free (forever for Pro users)
  • Syncs contacts from phone
  • Syncs photos and videos from your phone’s gallery, with editing and filters
  • Add media from preloaded gallery of popular GIFs, videos, memes, emojis and quotes
  • Favorite texts
  • Default list view, grid-based power view for multiple conversations
  • Battery indicator
  • Notifications for incoming calls
  • Dial a number from the web (needs phone to talk)
  • Ring your phone to find it
  • Chrome extension to send messages from Gmail and Facebook chat windows
  • Schedule text messages to send later (pro only)
  • Save message templates (pro only)
  • Create contact lists for easy group messages (pro only)
  • Send messages to 25 people at a time (pro only)
  • Add signatures (pro only)
  • Block certain numbers from syncing with MightyText (pro only)
  • 11 additional themes (pro only)

Where It Excels

Of all the different PC text messaging solutions for Android, MightyText is the easiest to use. Install it on your Android, sign into Gmail, fire up the webapp and you are ready to go. The app hooks you with the “it just works” charm and then unloads some handy extra features to keep you happy. The big seller is how effortlessly it syncs your text messages, whether you are connected on Wi-Fi or using a data plan. The Power View makes it easy to carry out multiple text conversations simultaneously. Plus, if you use the Chrome extension, it will give you pop-ups when you are in your Gmail or Facebook tabs, much like how an incoming chat message looks in those windows. And you can compose new messages too. The Pro version ($39.99/year or $4.99/month) takes it up a notch with the ability to schedule messages and save templates—both useful features that are worth the money if you text a lot.

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Stand-alone Facebook Messenger app has now the ability to send and receive SMS messages

Facebook social network is trying to replicate another vital cell-phone function: texting. Some users with the Android version of Facebook Messenger were prompted Tuesday to import their text messages, with the ability to send and receive SMS messages added to the app.

When the Facebook Messenger app was activated, this prompt appeared:

Facebook Messenger app

After synching text messages with Facebook Messenger, texts appeared alongside regular Facebook messages. The texts were not imported to the desktop version of Facebook, nor to the native app.
Facebook Messeger App

Text Messaging Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android [via allfacebook.com]