Requires macOS 10.14 or newer
Supported macOS versions:
macOS 10.14 Mojave - macOS 14 Sonoma
January 26, 2024
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, Korean and Chinese Simplified. It takes less than a minute to get setup, it's free (with optional IAP for Pro features), so download it today 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 predominantly contain text, yet sometimes a photo or video can express more. Texty streamlines this process. To add a photo to a conversation, either drag it in or use the attach button. For saving a photo, simply drag it to the Desktop or click the download button.
In Texty, when using RCS to communicate with another Android device, photos and videos are transmitted in their full, original size. On the other hand, sending to an iOS device might result in size reduction due to MMS standard limitations.
Upgrade to a Pro subscription for a small yearly fee ($0.99 USD / month) to unlock these handy features:
Notification with Inline Reply
* Some features require a Pro subscription