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Release Notes

Texty is a fully native app, custom built to integrate Google Messages into the macOS ecosystem. Quickly see all conversations (including RCS, SMS and MMS), 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.

System Compatibility Notes

The latest version is Texty 1.3.1, and only requires macOS 10.14 or higher.

Texty 1.3.1

May 29, 2024

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Retain Original Space’ setting for Window Space Behavior wasn’t applied correctly when Texty was started.
  • Updated the app icon with enhanced colors and design elements for a more refined appearance.

Texty 1.3

January 24, 2024

  • Addressed a performance issue with the emoji picker, which could cause slow response times or unresponsiveness. Note: Texty now utilizes macOS's built-in emoji font, resulting in slight visual differences for some emojis.
  • Revamped the app icon to embody a more contemporary and professional aesthetic.
  • Enhanced localization and translation: Added additional localizations for select strings and significantly improved translations across all supported languages.
  • Resolved a pricing display issue specifically affecting Korean customers.
  • Aligned the popup menu in the main window with macOS 11+ standards, now displaying "Settings" to be consistent with the application menu.
  • Discontinued the auto appearance feature, now seamlessly integrated within the Google Messages settings.

Pro Exclusive Features in Texty 1.3:

  • Introduced customizable behavior for the Texty window upon app activation. Users can now select whether Texty shifts to the active Space or remains in the current one when accessed via notifications or other means.
  • Enhanced the Pro-exclusive unread message badge feature with a new setting, allowing for toggling the badge on or off on the Dock icon.

Texty 1.2.10

October 6, 2023

  • Added Korean translation.
  • Introduced a new setting to modify Dock icon bounce behavior for incoming messages (available with Pro subscription).
  • Resolved an issue, originating from a code change in Google Messages, that prevented the notification reply feature from sending messages in the background.
  • Addressed an issue where the Texty window would appear in the prior space instead of the current one when transitioning from hidden to visible.

Texty 1.2.9

August 31, 2023

  • Resolved an issue to limit network connectivity error messages to one at a time.

Texty 1.2.8

August 3, 2023

  • Introduction of a custom downloads folder selection, exclusive to Pro users.
  • Subscription service has been overhauled, resolving numerous issues such as the no products available error dialog.
  • Improved the notification system for increased clarity when files are successfully downloaded.
  • The quality of our in-app translations has been improved to enhance the user experience across different languages.

Texty 1.2.7

May 29, 2023

  • Resolved a bug on macOS 11 and prior versions, where the app's window position and size may not have correctly reloaded upon subsequent launches.

Texty 1.2.6

October 11, 2022

  • Fixed issue where some emojis would not display correctly in the text area on macOS 11 and earlier.
  • Enabled animations on macOS 10.14, which allows it to be able to display the emoji and GIF pickers properly.

Texty 1.2.5

October 11, 2022

  • Resolved an issue where the font Google is using to display emojis doesn't work properly on macOS 11 and earlier.

Texty 1.2.4

October 11, 2022

  • Fixed issue where the attach file and emoji buttons were missing.
  • Using improved caching so Texty is always using the latest version of Google Messages.
  • Added option to not show the "Subscribe to Pro" dialog again on app startup for those that haven't purchased a subscription.
  • Added a message to alert the user if the Restore Purchases button doesn't find any purchases.

Texty 1.2.3

August 20, 2022

  • Fixed issue where it would show a white window on macOS 10.14.
  • Added missing translations for generating the send feedback email.
  • The information about messages not loading is now hidden if it's able to reload them successfully.

Texty 1.2.2

August 2, 2022

  • Added a message when a file is downloaded.
  • Fixed issue where it would show a white window on macOS 10.14 and 10.15.
  • Improved support for future versions of macOS, including automatically launching Texty on login.

Texty 1.2.1

March 22, 2022

  • Added translation for Portuguese (Brazil).
  • Added option to show the console output in a window to help diagnose connectivity issues.
  • The View menu is now in the correct position to the left of the Window menu.

Texty 1.2

December 8, 2021

  • Fixed issue where the app would take focus when the connection changed (ex: using a VPN or switching networks)
  • Added adjustable zoom level to make it easier to read messages, or fit more content on screen *
  • Added refresh menu item to reload messages
  • Added error message if the connection can't be established to the server

* Pro mode only & requires macOS 11 or higher

Texty 1.1.3

July 12, 2021

  • [Fixed] Issue where a change in Google Messages prevented the sender's name from showing in a notification. It now shows the name again if it's available, instead of only the phone number.

Texty 1.1.2

July 9, 2021

  • [New] The download buttons will now save images and videos to the Downloads folder. This feature requires macOS 11.3 or higher.
  • [Fixed] If the network connection is interrupted, Texty no longer tries to get the user's attention by bouncing the dock icon.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the window may have been blank if there was no Internet connection.*

Texty 1.1.1

May 20, 2021

  • [New] Added beta support for Google Fi accounts.
  • [New] Added menu item to easily close the window with Cmd-W.
  • [New] Added ability to right click in the text fields.
  • [New] Added spell check for the text fields.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the notifications may have shown the phone number instead of the contact's name.

Texty 1.1

March 19, 2021

  • [New] Added French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese Simplified translations.
  • [New] Added Internet Access Policy for Little Snitch that describes every possible Internet connection Texty can make.
  • [Fixed] Minor issues related to purchasing a subscription.

Texty 1.0

February 19, 2021

  • [New] Initial release!