Using an Android phone? You should be using MightyText
You may be asking, “why should I be using MightyText?”
Maybe in the same way you asked “why should I be using Plume?”
It’s for the same reason. It’s simply a better way of doing things.
(I have a feeling the following is all-too-common for you too.) I’ll frequently be working at my PC and hear the text message notification on my phone. My phone’s in the other room. Text messages (for me) typically carry more urgency than any other message. Get up, go find my phone, read the message, type or dictate a reply, send.
Here’s how MightyText helps me…
With MightyText, when I get a text message, I get a pop-up notification in Chrome, I click it, see my text in a conversational context in my browser, I type my reply, hit send, done. Oh, and the message I just typed? It syncs to my phone, automagically.
MightyText offers iMessage-like functionality to Android users. Honestly, I’m surprised Google hasn’t already implemented something similar via their Google+ Messaging app for Android or even Google Talk.
How can MightyText improve?
More contacts sync options – it can pull in contact info via Gmail but I’d like to be able to sync data from Twitter and Facebook, too.
Manage new messages while on a call – this happened to me just this morning. I was on a long call and got two text messages, both from clients. MightyText didn’t sync until after the call was done. I have no idea if this is by design or a limitation with my phone, or if it’s even fixable. However, I’d have liked to be able to see my new texts while on my call, and respond via the MightyText web app.
A true Android app – why? I’d like to be able to manage texts on my tablet.
Don’t get me wrong, I love MightyText and it’s quickly become a “getting things done” staple for me. I’m curious to see where they take MightyText and if it stays free forever. We’ll see!
Have you tried MightyText? If so, what do you think of it? Got any other killer apps I should know about?