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2014-02-11_10h11_06

If you spend a lot of time at a computer, then you probably realize how much easier it is to handle text messaging using a browser and keyboard. If you haven't yet explored that option, however, you're missing out. There are many different applications in Google Play that achieve the same end result, but MightyText is easily among the best – it's free, extremely easy to set up, and has both a Chrome extension and tablet app.

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For those who want a little more than just the basics, however, MightyText announced its new Pro plan. This options brings many advanced features to the table, like the ability to schedule messages to be sent later, support for contact lists, templates, unlimited message storage, signatures, bulk messaging for up to 25 people, the ability to block numbers, and themes to make the web interface prettier.

For a limited time, you can get access to all the Pro features for $30 if paid yearly ($2.49/month) or $3.99 if paid on a monthly basis. MightyText is calling this "early bird pricing," and has already stated that the price will increase after "a couple of weeks." So, if you want in, this is the time to buy.

If you're a user of the free version of MightyText and/or don't necessarily need all the bells and whistles, don't fret – it's not going anywhere.

For more information on MightyText Pro or to sign up for the service, check out the official blog post.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    Such a great service. I use it constantly.

    I gotta get that pro version though so I can send texts posthumously.

    • Christofftofferson

      I end up using it too, though I just wish everyone would switch to hangouts so I can message from any device I choose (pc/web browser/tablet/phone etc)

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        Yeah it's lame how integrated iMessage is compared to Hangouts. It's like pulling teeth to tell people to leave it signed on for IMing.

        • Plazmic Flame

          iMessage is integrated on Apple devices. No web service available like Hangouts...

          • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

            It won't take much to integrate hangouts more into Android and link your number to your hangouts account so you can text online. I mean we have robots on Mars man.

  • Yuku Sugianto

    This was useful. When people were not using WhatsApp (or your favorite IM app) all the time. At least here in Indonesia.

    • aatifsumar

      I end up using WhatsApp for 99% of my texting needs. WhatsRemote is invaluable to me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        Does WhatsApp/Remote do anything that MightyText doesn't? I'm genuinely curious.

        • aatifsumar

          Well, it allows me to read and send Whatsapp messages from my laptop.

          • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

            Oh ok, does that only work sending to people who have WhatsApp? or it does SMS too?

          • aatifsumar

            Just WhatsApp

  • navjot

    I thought I had heard that 4.4's new SMS bits were going to break MightyText this year?

    • xHabeasCorpusx

      It just required app developers to do a small update for a workaround.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      it works for me, though I didn't get a Nexus 5 until a month ago. I think I read they fixed that issue in the first week.

    • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

      It's not broken, but it's certainly annoying to use apps like MightyText and AirDroid. If you read an SMS on one of these webapps, they stay marked as unread on your phone and what's worse, you can't mark them as unread by opening Hangouts, you have to switch your default SMS provider to another SMS app (I switch over to the stock Messaging app) to open the thread, finally marking it as read.

      Also MightyText touts the ability to delete SMSes from your phone, but if you're on 4.4 it doesn't actually do this. At least AirDroid tells you it can't do it instead of making you think it can.

  • inzandity

    Maybe it's just me, but I am turned off by the reoccurring fees

  • Owen Finn

    Predict that many of the "free" features will move over to "pro" in about 6 weeks. Sad day, really.

  • Waveblade

    How is the hit on battery? I've heard it can be killer

  • Andrew Kachaniwsky

    MySMS is awesome for this.. use it every day on PC and Android.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/barronlroth Barron Roth

    How does it compare to DeskSMS? ($5/year)

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