How to send text messages from your computer

Whether you’re on Android or iOS, here are application-based options or on the web to write text messages from the comfort of your computer.

Regardless of whether you are addicted to your smartphone or if you still yearn for those days without the Internet, with disk phones, it is difficult to defend small touch screens as efficient devices. While the average user of a keyboard writes an estimated 40 words per minute, the user of the touch screens gets an average of more or less half of that.

Of course, taking a keyboard with you just so you can write faster would be counterproductive. But the ability to send and receive text messages from your computer not only has the potential to double your typing speed, it also eliminates the need to deal with devices when you’re at your desk.If you prefer to consolidate your devices and avoid the insistent passion of your smartphone to automatically correct “pink” when you want to write “broken”, you can harmonize your computer and phone with a variety of applications for both Android and iOS. Or send free SMS from your PC.

Send free SMS from your PC

It is possible to send text messages or sms for free from your PC. For this there are several sites like, TuSMS or Globfone

Text wizards on Android

In the Android field, a free application (mostly) called MightyText leads the writing of text messages from the computer. By installing this free application on your phone or tablet and follow the simple instructions, you will be able to access and respond to your messages directly from your Gmail account or from a web version of the application. MightyText also has features such as: low battery notifications on your PC, the ability to send web pages, maps and photos from your computer to your phone and a photo editor included in the application. While these features are free, paying US $ 4.99 per month (or US $ 59.99 per year) for MightyText Pro allows you to access some news, such as viewing notifications from another phone on your computer, 100 GB of storage on the cloud and programming of text messages, as well as the possibility of eliminating advertising within the application and limiting 200 texts per month of the free version.

And MightyText is not alone. AirDroid also offers a similar solution, but with more attention on transferring files between the mobile device and desktop in addition to the messaging functions.Like MightyText, its basic features are free but you’ll need to pay $ 1.99 per month for premium features, such as remote photo shooting and support for multiple devices.

IOS options

For iOS users, myPhone Desktop provides a solution to write from your computer, but it also takes the concept of harmonizing your mobile devices with the desktop much better than Android.

With this application, which comes with a single price of US $ 4.99, not only will you have access and you can send iPhone messages from your Mac or iPad (or even your iPod Touch), but you can make calls from your desktop, drag and drop items from your computer screen to your phone’s and even share map routes between your device family.

As a Mac user, you will also have a slightly more rustic option that works only for the iPhone and does not require you to download any additional applications. From the dock of your Mac, click on the Messages icon and log in with the Apple ID that you use on your iPhone. Click on the “New Message” icon, choose a contact (make sure you have synchronized your contacts with your Mac during the installation of your iPhone) and just type. Your contact will receive the message on your phone as an iMessage although, on your side, you can identify yourself with an email address instead of your phone number.

A universal alternative

This last option, although it is a bit rough, fulfills its function if you do not want to use applications but you really want to send a text from the comfort of your computer keyboard.

Open your email account and start writing a new email. At the address, enter the recipient’s phone number as a whole block (no points) followed by “@”. It will look something like: “”. With the exception of some companies, such as T-Mobile, this should work with most phones in the United States. And as an added benefit, this is a fairly simple trick the next time you lose your smartphone under the seat of your car.


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