Updated for Apple Silicon | macOS Big Sur
Android users have been left out when it comes to texting with macOS. There was no easy way to integrate an Android phone with a Mac for texting other than using Google Messages in a browser tab. It wasn't a true solution with many missing features.
Meet Texty - a fully native app, custom built to integrate Google Messages into the macOS ecosystem. Quickly see all conversations, know how many unread messages are waiting, reply to a message right in Notification Center and more. It feels so natural it feels like it shipped as a part of macOS.
All it needs is an Internet connection - there are no requirements for the phone's physical location (it does not use Bluetooth). It supports traditional SMS and MMS messages as well as the newer format, RCS (Rich Communication Services), so it's already future proofed.
Texty is available in multiple languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese Simplified. It takes less than a minute to get setup, so download it today for free and get started!
Texty was hand crafted using Swift and contains everything you'd expect in a world class Mac app. From the unread messages dock icon badge, to notifications with inline reply and automatic dark/light appearance, it's all there. *
Finally, Android users can feel like they have a proper solution for text messaging on their Macs.
One of the most important features is the ability to reply to a message quickly without interrupting the current workflow. No more switching to another app and loosing where you were - instead, just type the reply in the notification and click to send.
The setup list is so short, it all fits here:
All the conversation details including the sender name & number, messages, photos, etc are synced between the macOS and Android versions of Google Messages.
Send a message on your phone, and continue the conversation on your Mac.
Messages are usually full of text (they are called text messages for a reason), although sometimes a photo is what's needed.
With Texty, it's super easy to share or save a photo. To include one in a conversation, just drag or click the choose photo button. Conversely, to save a photo, just drag it to the Desktop.
* Some features require a Pro subscription