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App Spotlight: MightyText

The more our lives get wrapped up in technology, the harder it is to keep track of everything. Some things are on your phone, on your computer, in your personal email, in your work email–everything is somewhere. Sometimes it’s just easier to sit down and use one device to do everything. However, one thing that always has to be done on your phone is text messaging. Text messages get sent to your phone, and only your phone. This can be a pain when you try to sit down at a computer and check Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your emails, and just text messaging is on your phone. This is where MightyText can help.

MightyText is an application that sends your phone’s text messages to Google Chrome, allowing you to send and receive messages from your browser. It is a very convenient service that makes texting much easier because it can be done from your computer. MightyText is free in both the Android Market and Chrome Web Store, and all you have to do to get started is download the app. After downloading MightyText from the Android Market, the application begins to install and link with the Google account you choose. Once that part is completed you head over to the Chrome web store and grab the Chrome extension and install and sign in to that as well. With both of these tasks completed, MightyText is already set up and ready to go.

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Once you have MightyText set up and ready to go, you can start sending and receiving messages. MightyText is currently routing about 1,000,000 per day, and has 4.5 stars in the Android Market. This is because it is such a great service. The application runs smoothly in the background on your Android phone, and the clean, simple UI for the Chrome extension really completes the package. MightyText instantly receives and sends messages right from your browser with little delay at all. The extension sits in the top right (next to the little wrench and other extensions) and clicking it opens up a portal to all of your messaging. MightyText also syncs with your Google Contacts so all of your friends names and pictures show up correctly. Notifications come quickly in Google Chrome, and allow you to reply or close the notification. If you choose reply  a window opens that allows you to do so and it closes after you finish the reply. Everything works smoothly, and for a beta, this app is extremely smooth and stable.

MightyText is in a private beta as of right now, but the developers have given TheDroidGuy a code that you can enter to get an invite immediately. There is about a 5-7 day wait for most users to get into the beta, but if you visit mightytext.net and enter the code “DROIDGUY-MIGHTY” you will receive instant access to the beta. MightyText is free and available in the Android Market and the Chrome Web Store. Check back with TheDroidGuy for more news on the best apps on Android.