What are some good text messaging apps that work from a PC?

Benjamin Tiessen December 31, 2012
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Most of the time I am on my computer at home, and it doesn’t really make sense to type with my phones touchscreen instead of a full QWERTY keyboard.

Does anyone know of a good instant messaging app that allows you chat from your computer and mobile?

So far I know of

Facebook Chat

Thats all I got!

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  1. vipul varkar
    January 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Use an enumalator for running whatsapp in windows eg. Bluestacks its free and good ...hope this helps

  2. Ahmed Musani
    January 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    google voice may suit your needs. try it.

  3. glen
    January 7, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Mighty Text work great

  4. Réy Aétar
    January 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Nimbuzz,watsapp,fring,ebuddy,skype (available for all platforms)

  5. Jo
    December 31, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    If you use Gmail you can send sms to your contacts from your chat feature.

  6. Daniel Tanner
    December 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I use one called mysms at http://www.mysms.com
    It links phone desktop and web. And if you change phones just re-install the app and all your old texts are back.

  7. Timmy Jones
    December 31, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    If you have an Android you can use Zipwhip. Not only can you text from the desktop, but you tablet as well. They also have a web version for when you are away from your desktop/laptop.

  8. Andy Brown
    December 31, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Mighty Text and Chrome is my app of choice.


  9. glennb007
    December 31, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Mighty text for Android and PC Chrome extension. Works very well

  10. Andy
    December 31, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Mighty Text for Android

  11. Antonio Ruiz Mateos
    December 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Try Line. It is a "Whatsapp meets Skype" kind of application, and allows you to chat from Windows and OSX too.

  12. Anonymous
    December 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    App called Mighty Text

  13. Anonymous
    December 31, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I use Mighty Text at http://mightytext.net.
    Send/Receive SMS from your computer or tablet
    Uses your current Android phone number
    Instant notifications on computer/tablet
    See who's calling you...on your computer screen
    Left your phone in car? Forgot it at home? No worries

  14. Brandon Ragoo
    December 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    If your smartphone is running Android I will recommended you check out the app named AirDroid. Once the application is installed, when execute it you eill be given a url address and pincode just enter the url address and then enter the ping code and you should connect to your phone and be able to send text message and call individuals from on your computer.You should also be able to edit documents from on your phone , view pics etc. I only used it for like 5 minutes as I was busy when I decided to check it out so let me know if it satisfies your needs

  15. Matt Brosseau
    December 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    If you're using an Android phone there's nothing better than MightyText available in the marketplace and as a Google Chrome extension.

    Install both and you'll be texting from your PC in absolutely no time.

  16. Dana
    December 31, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Right now I am using MightyText.

  17. Will
    December 31, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Try mightytext.net Although sometimes it has some error, most of the time it's very useful. It's android only though.

  18. Aint My Pants
    December 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I like browser texting.

  19. Anonymous
    December 31, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    If you're willing to install an emulator, get WhatsApp. It's a free chat client that works via phone number. It's free to download except on iOS ($0.99).
    I have it on my iPhone and on an Android emulator.

    As an IM client, I use Windows Live Messenger. You can log in using your email (@hotmail or @live). It's also free.

  20. ha14
    December 31, 2012 at 8:49 am
  21. Rajaa Chowdhury
    December 31, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Would sound funny but why not use Yahoo Messenger, available on Windows, MAC, Android and iOS.

    • Benjamin Tiessen
      December 31, 2012 at 4:12 am

      Thats true I never thought of that! Thanks! Yahoo is an option.. hmm

  22. Justin Pot
    December 31, 2012 at 1:54 am

    I cannot recommend Google Voice highly enough. Once you set it up you'll wonder how you ever managed to use your phone without it, and with it you can text from your PC anytime – and your messages will still show up on your phone. It takes some getting used to, but it's worth it.

    • Benjamin Tiessen
      December 31, 2012 at 1:56 am

      I use google voice all the time, but it doesn't have a very solid client on IOS does it? Not to mention you can't send pictures or anything else! :(

      • Errol Casey
        December 31, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        I've used talkatone with good results to use google voice for sms and calls. I don't use it as much as I do google voice via the web from my desktop windows pc thought.

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