The mighty text messaging For a long time in the past, Apple has been enjoying an advantage over Android in terms of text-messaging on the go. When iMessage became available however flawed the service was at the time, and perhaps is still it was well-loved by iOS users. The reason is the fact that, with iMessage, it is possible to connect with your contacts via text messages on devices like your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and, of course, your Mac. The best part is that SMS can be sent using Wi-Fi, and not only through a data connections.
However, this advantage could shortly be gone because a brand new Android application has made it available on Google Play. Even though it’s in beta right this moment, the Android app we’re talking about is able to compete with Apple’s iMessage the run of its money.
We tried MightyText for a test drive and, as expected, we found it to be a quite capable messaging app that is a perfect match with its desktop counterpart. Here’s a quick review of MightyText’s Android app. MightyText Android app.
MightyText Android App Features and Functions
The first thing to note is that the app is featured in Google Play as SMS Text Messaging for PC and Tablet. To simplify things we’ll refer to the app in this review as MightyText because that’s what the desktop version is referred to as. Thus, MightyText can be best described by its capabilities and features.
The app allows you to send SMS messages and receive them through your computer by using the MightyText desktop application. The app syncs with the Android number. It also provides you with SMS messages to your PC right after the messages from you via your Android phone. Call alerts that are missed or call logs, as well as a SMS pop-ups are other functions.
However, the most significant aspect of these features and functions is that with MightyText it is capable of sending messages via SMS (and MMS) via your computer to the Android telephone’s numbers. It is important to remember that MightyText sends messages to your Android phone, so your phone’s carrier will bill you the same as if you had sent SMS through your phone.
How to set up MightyText Android Application and Desktop Client
To begin making and reading SMS on your PC it is necessary to install and download MightyText (or SMS Text Messaging for PC/Tablet). Once you have this installed, just fire it up, and you’ll be asked to choose which Google account you wish to connect with. It is the Google account will be the one that’s associated to your mobile number.
MightyText Android App Permission Screen
After you’ve chosen your Google Account that the app will connect to, you’ll be asked to authorize permission to access Google App Engine. Google App Engine. After that you will get an alert message stating that the app is in place and has started syncing SMS messages between your mobile and your computer.
How to send SMS (MMS) from Your Computer
To send SMS via your computer with the number on your mobile phone all you have to do is open the MightyText web application.
If you are Chrome as well as Firefox users, you will need to install the MightyText extension or add-on. After that, start the MightyText web application by opening your browser to MightyText web application.
To use the MightyText web app for Safari users, all you need to do is must launch the MightyText web application. For Internet Explorer users must first follow the steps below prior to starting the web application:
- In IE you can click the Settings icon, and then choose Internet Options
- Select the Security tab.
- Click on the Green Trusted Sites icon, then click the Sites button.
- Under “Add this website to the zone:”, type in textyserver.appspot.com, then hit Add. Add mightytext.net to the same list. After that, click Close after which you can click OK.
- Check that you check the box “Require server verification” is checked. (https :)…” is UNCHECKED
It’s the same display you see with the Android phone’s messaging application. The left-hand sidebar displays your inbox, while the main screen shows the SMS thread for the selected numbers in your inbox.
You can not only send MMS or SMS using this interface, you can also call through this interface and it will instantly execute the call using the Android phone. It’s pretty cool, isn’t it?
If you decide to download the MightyText Chrome plug-in, you’ll receive notifications on your computer to alert you of an incoming SMS or MMS that you can send via your Android phone.
It’s not a question that MightyText Android app as well as the web interface it comes with as well as the Chrome plug-in are a great solutions. When you’re working at your computer and aren’t interested in being interrupted by an incoming text message from your Android phone and having the app on your phone together with the desktop browser as well as the Chrome plug-in in place is a great arrangement. You can also quickly respond to important messages in a matter of seconds without the need to look to your phone.