There’s a new Android app that’s a better version of Apple’s iMessage. It’s called MightyText and it’s a product of guys who previously worked for Google.
In simple words, MightyText syncs your phone messages and calls with desktop browsers. This functionality is very useful in a lot of situations. For instance, picture yourself accidentally leaving your phone at home and feeling helpless since you will not have access to your message and will also not know if someone has been calling you. Or yourself in the office with a no-cellphone policy in effect. MightyText is useful in these kinds of situations.
What MightyText does is lets Android users use desktop browsers like Chrome or Firefox to send text messages and monitor calls. So even if you don’t have your phone with you, you can still send and receive text messages and make calls. What’s good with this app is that it uses your mobile number, so you don’t need a new number or new contact details. You text your friends and receive texts through your mobile number. MightyText is both an Android app and a web app, so you can start search for it in the Chrome app store.
Unlike Apple’s iMessage, MightText is cross-platform. It is not confined to Android devices. Users can send and receive text messages to and from other platforms like iOS, Blackberry or Nokia’s Symbian.
The Android app and the webapp are both free. However, sending text messages is not. Since it goes through your mobile network, you are charged the way your network charges you. I have searched for it in the Google Play store and in the Chrome web store. The mobile app and the browser app are now both available.