Over the years, there have been many different solutions to texting through your computer.
A couple of carriers would allow you to text over their web interface, but it was usually very unreliable and, well, bad.
Google Voice allowed you to get a phone number that could be used through your computer, phone, or any other internet connected device – but this required you to get a completely different phone number.
iMessage allows you to text from your computer if you have an iOS Device, but this only works for Macs and iOS.
Well, there’s finally a solid solution for us android users: MightyText.
It’s really simple. Install the free app on your android device, install a browser plugin, and you’re good to go.
The entire system works through the cloud. When a text is received on your phone, it pushes the information to the MightyText servers, which then push it back down to your computer. This means that the system will work even if you aren’t anywhere near your phone, as long as your phone and your computer are both connected to the internet.
The computer interface is web-based, and the browser plugin allows notifications to pop up when you receive a new text. The interface isn’t half bad, and if you decide to sync your contacts with Google, then you can get all of the names in the text interface as opposed to all of the phone numbers.
As I said, it’s completely free, and all that you need is an android phone running 2.2+ and an internet connected computer.
Install Browser Plugin (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE (but hopefully not))