Even with all the great Android keyboard replacements out there (Swype, Swiftkey, a pen and paper), it’s way easier to write a text message from an actual keyboard, especially if you’re sitting at one all day. And there’s a way you can do this, you ask? Of course… otherwise this would all be just a big tease.
Enter MightyText. First, install the Android app and sync it to your Google account. Then head to the web app and log in with your Google credentials – most browsers are supported, but I use Chrome and its handy extension. When you get a text message on your phone, a little notification will pop up and the message and your recent conversation history with that contact will be shown, and you can then respond directly from your computer. You can also write a new message to any of your contacts, and any message you write from your phone while the web app is running will appear there as well. You can even initiate a phone call from the app… although you still need to pick up your phone to talk. Don’t be so lazy.
The web app is a little buggy at times and sometimes you need to manually refresh to see the most recent message, but most of the time it works like a charm. It’s a handy app that’s great at work or if you’re sitting at a computer all day. It’s currently free, check it out.