Textto lets you send Text Messages through your PC without changing your SMS app
Tight integration between the devices you use every day contributes to a great overall user experience. While SMS might not be as popular in many countries around the world, it’s still extremely popular in the United States. That’s why many Americans were pleased at the news that Google might bring Android Messages to the web. It’s nice to be able to text someone without having to pull your phone out of your pocket, after all. For those of you who don’t want to wait for Google to update Android Messages, there’s a new application called Textto that makes this possible already, and it’s free to use.
Apps that let you text from your PC have been around for a while. In fact, several popular SMS applications have companion apps for Windows that offer this feature. But most have a downside: they require you to switch from your default SMS app. It’s a dealbreaker for some people. Luckily, Textto doesn’t.
The application comes from XDA Junior Member textto, and it’s available for free. Setup is easy: just download it and sign into your Google account, then visit https://textto.io/login and sign in with the same Google account you used earlier. That’s it.
For those who’d rather avoid a web solution, Textto has a dedicated Windows program you can download from here.
Textto may not be unique, but it stands out from the competition. Pushbullet allows you to send SMS messages from a PC, but the feature is behind a paywall—you’re limited to 100 texts per month. Join is another popular application that offers sending SMS from your PC, but it’s not jam-packed with options.
Textto, by contrast, offers features like group conversations, emoji search, and more.
Here’s a full list of features:
- Works with any texting app
- SMS messaging
- MMS messaging
- Sending photos from your computer
- Group conversations
- Searching for emojis
- Simple sign in
…and more are on the way. According to the forum post, native apps for Linux and Mac are nearly finished, and the mobile app will soon get a dark theme, improved contact syncing, and link previews. You can download Textto on your Android phone from the Play Store, but be sure to check out the forum thread to give feedback to the developer directly.
Check out Textto in our Apps and Games forum