MightyText: A Mighty Solution For A Tiny Inconvenience

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time at a computer. Though phones and tablets have come a long way, something about a 24-inch monitor and a mouse and keyboard just feels like home.  So, naturally, when I’m working at my computer, I don’t usually want to switch to using a tiny screen and keyboard to respond to a text message.   Fortunately, there’s an easy way to send and receive texts right from you desktop, laptop, or tablet.

MightyText is a free app that syncs phone information with a browser app on your computer.  The primary function is to send and receive text messages from the browser app, but there are several secondary features as well.  To name just a few, the app also allows you to view phone contacts, photos, videos, and installed apps, dial on your phone from your browser, and even call the phone from the browser app if it’s lost.

Of course, this isn’t the only app out there like this.  Other apps like mySMS, Pinger, and AirDroid accomplish the same primary goal of sending and receiving texts from a computer.  What’s nice about MightyText, however, is the that it’s so easy to set up and use.  You sign up through your Google account, and once it’s set up, you can just start sending texts.  All of those secondary features you may or may not use are intuitively organized on the sidebar menu.  Plus since it’s a browser app, so you don’t have to switch windows and interrupt your Facebook browsing.

Another really cool feature that makes this app worth while is it’s power view feature.  Since you have well over 3 inches of screen space to work with, MightyText allows you to view all of your conversations at once on the same screen.  This is really convenient when relaying information from one friend to another, or even when you just don’t want to keep switching between conversations.

I will say that some of the secondary features feel like they were just thrown in as an after-thought (namely the dialer), but the primary feature is executed exceptionally well.  I would highly recommend it to anyone who lives on their computer like I do.

Setup

In order to use MightyText, just follow the steps on the install page.

You’ll, of course, need the android app.  Once you install it, you just start it up and pick which google account to sync with.

It works the same way with the browser application; install the add-on/extension/etc and sign in with the Google account you picked on your phone.  There is support for five different browsers so unless you exclusively use some obscure browser no one’s ever heard of, you should be good to go.