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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Clementine_3, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    I love Pushbullet. I hate that they went premium/monthly charge. I would pay a decent amount to buy it but won't pay a monthly fee. I just won't. I don't use it a ton but really like the convenience of using it on my laptop, 100 monthly texts doesn't get one very far though. I miss copy/paste too.

    So. What else is out there that is similar? I see MightyText but that seems to be a SMS/MMS app with a Chrome extension, I want to still use Chomp (or Textra or Hangouts, not be tied to one I may not even like).

    And, oh, I pretty much hate HO's and not everyone uses it so no, not that. Nothing like Skype where everyone has to have it. A stand alone thingy :)
     


  2. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert

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  3. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Link didn't work for me. I'll keep an eye out for it though.
     
  4. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert

    Try the second link then the Play app should appear shortly afterwards
     
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  5. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Android Expert

    I used to use mighty text but it didn't force you to use their app for texting. Has that changed now?
     
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  6. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    I don't know, I didn't try it. I just read about it :p

    It's on my list of things to do when I get around to it. I'll install it and give it a go.

    Edit: just installed. So far it's OK for SMS.
     
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  7. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Well. MightyText does have a limit as well. 500/month, Pro is $3.33/month. UGH.

    I know I'm sounding cheap, but it's just not worth it for me in the end. I'll use up the 500 then switch to PB to get their 100. I feel I should clarify, I work from home and it's MUCH easier to use the laptop than the phone for texts!

    I'll give Join a looky too. :)
     
  8. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    So to clarify, you're just seeking a way to send/receive texts on your computer? You don't need all of the other functions of Pushbullet?

    Have you considered using Google Voice? I've never really looked too closely at apps like Mighty Text just because GV makes it so easy to text or call from my computer (or any device, really, whether it has a SIM or not).
     
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  9. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Android Expert

    Darn! I used to use mighty text but it was a little glitchy at times so I stopped last year, but they weren't putting limits on use at the time. I agree, it's so much easier to text on a real keyboard!
     
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  10. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Oh. I have and love GV. I do use it, but not for everyone so when I get texts from family/friends it's my phone number, not GV. Most of my family is phone challenged so they can't deal with 2 numbers. GV sucks at MMS (unless using HO's, which I hate) so they use my not GV.

    Ah, the troubles of me. hahaha
     
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  11. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Now you're just being deliberately difficult. :p
     
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  12. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    It does sort of seem that way, doesn't it!!
     
  13. KerrySh

    KerrySh Lurker

    Hyrax is free and also shows on PC all Android notifications. It also allows clipboard sharing.
     
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