Jun 28 2016
When working at your PC, it can be distracting to turn your attention away from whatever you’re doing to focus on another device. The scale changes; the keyboard and display are smaller. If you’re at work the distraction can prove costly.
Thanks to the MightyText Android app, a free download from the Google Play store, and its associated web service, you can send text messages – and manage several conversations at once – in your browser, making it easy to switch to and minimise without having to pick up your Android device. This is an unmissable service. You haven’t truly sent a text message until you’ve used your PC keyboard. Here’s four straightforward steps to follow in order to get the MightyText service up and running across your different devices.
- Install MightyText
In Google Play, search for MightyText. Two apps are available, one for smartphones and another for tablets. With the app installed, launch and tap Complete Setup. If you use multiple Google accounts on your smartphone, ensure you select the right option first.
- Complete Connection
After being prompted to confirm the Google App Engine permission request, you’ll be given the URL for your desktop browser. When you visit mightytext.net/app, ensure the Google account matching the one on your phone is selected and click Allow to access the service.
- Send New Messages
Within the MightyText webpage you can create new messages, reply to existing threads and also view your contacts. Two views are available, Classic and Power, with the latter enabling you to chat with multiple contacts simultaneously in a single browser window.
- Manage History
The Settings page enables you to specify how long messages should be kept, your default view and notifications options. For hands-free Zen, you can even remotely instruct your phone to call specific contacts – make sure your handset is close by so you can chat!
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Send From Desktop To Phone
- Begin by installing the Chrome to Phone app from the Play store and its companion extension for the Chrome browser. Sign in to each using the same Google username and password.
- The Chrome to Phone button on your browser toolbar will send the current webpage instantly to your smartphone. You can also send links by right-clicking and selecting Chrome to Phone.
- Shared webpages can be set to launch automatically or be manually opened via the history page on the Chrome to Phone application. Set your app preferences via the Menu>Settings action.