MightyText Hopes To Be iMessage for Android
MightyText wants to make sending SMS messages easier for Android users by letting them send those messages through other devices.
According to TechCrunch, MightyText opened in Beta last August as a Chrome extension but is launching today with more extensions and a new version of the Android app. The idea of MightyText is simple: it lets users send text messages from their Android phone’s number through a web browser without having to interact with the phone.
MightyText essentially gives users remote access to their phones so they can send the SMS or MMS messages from the web app. Users can even use the service to place calls from their laptop or desktop without having to pick up the phone.
While MightyText lists “iMessage for Android” as a feature on its website, it’s actually a bit more powerful. Apple’s iMessage also lets users send messages from their desktop, laptop, or iPad, but only to other iOS users. MightyText lets users send messages to anybody that can receive them. That includes other Android users, iPhone users, Windows Phone users, BlackBerry users, and even feature phone users.
MightyText seems like the best way we’ve seen so far to bring text messages to the desktop for Android users. It helps users keep their phones in their pockets instead of taking them out every minute or so to answer a text. It’s great for students who want to text in class or business employees who don’t want to pull out their phones in meetings. We’re not saying users should text at those times, just that this makes it easier for them to do so.