We live in a mobile world, and we communicate on mobile devices more than we ever did before. Texting has become a primary way to actually give and get responses… Have you noticed? You are more inclined to react when you receive a text than an e-mail, right? Since we are practically attached to our mobile devices, we are always there to send, receive and respond to messages – instantaneously, if we wish.
However, I also spend a good deal of time in my office. And when I’m sitting in front of my PC, I want to have minimal disruption from my cell phone. So I thought, what if there was an app that would allow me to send, receive, and even schedule text messages straight from my big screen monitor and using my keyboard? And, of course, it does exist: MightyText
Easily Installed and Synced
I found it by doing a Google search, and it’s exactly what I was looking for: MightyText is an extension to Chrome, so it’s a one-click install. Then I went to the Playstore to download and install the app on my Android phone.
Since Google already knows which devices are mine, they are now synced. All my contacts show up in the MightyText app and are searchable. I can also adjust the settings so that I am notified about activities from all the other apps that are resident on my phone, including battery charge status. Images and movie clips from my camera can easily be transferred to my PC. And, it’s worth noting, that the messages sent directly from my phone also show up on the other devices, so the thread is not disrupted on any of them.
Great Functionality and User Interface
I’m always a fan of being able to try something before committing money. The free version allows me to send up to 250 messages, including group messages, a month. After only a couple of days of using the app, I’m ready to pay for the full version. Not that I’m sending that many texts, but I love the ease of using the app and I want the premium features. The full version (currently $39.99 annually) gives me added functionality, such as message scheduling, templates, signature blocks, and themes, which will allow me to support my brand and be even more productive.
And, since I’m always talking about tradigital marketing, here’s one example of how I use the app to stay top-of-mind with my current clients: While browsing the web, I frequently come across an article I think would be of interest to one of my clients. I simply type up a pithy message and provide the link to the online article. Voila, I’ve been useful for my client and have an opportunity to talk about the subject matter the next time we connect in person or over the phone.