I was jealous when Apple announced the new quick-reply feature for Mavericks. The Messages app for OS X features popup notifications with a little box for speedy replies right there next to the message text. It’s a cool feature, and another way that iMessage integrates into the Apple ecosystem. The part that made me jealous was not having an iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer Android and have no intention of switching. But that kind of native integration with OS X just isn’t possible with alternative solutions like MightyText. Thankfully, this is Android, and there is a solution. It does require paying for a service... but, if you’re serious about getting real integration between an Android phone and the Messages app on a Mac, this is how to do it.
IM+ is an Android app that lets you sync a variety of instant messengers to use on the go. These instant messengers include: Google+, Windows Live, Facebook, Skype, AOL Instant Messenger and more. Pretty much every major IM service is included in IM+ so you can stay connected no matter what program you use to chat. IM+ also features a slick UI for Android devices, optimizing the overall app for use on them. You can save chat history, participate in group chats on certain services as well as stay logged into multiple accounts at once. Our guide will get you
Instant messaging has long been one of the staples of the internet. The ability to instantly trade messages of text or pictures between people from any distance is pretty neat. Whether it’s friends, people from high school you haven’t see in forever, or family in a different state, instant messaging is an easy way to keep in touch with them. The best part is that it’s only gotten easier over the past few years. What was once the sole province of AOL and AIM has now diversified into hundreds of different instant messaging services of varying cost and quality. Thankfully,
When it comes to text messaging, there are quite a few awesome SMS apps for Android devices. Although, these messaging apps are pretty good in providing their services, some of them require the recipient of your messages to have the same app installed on their devices as well. Take Zlango icon messaging app for example. To use the app properly, it is necessary that the recipient has the app installed on his phone. Else, that person does not get the actual message but a link that can be visited to see the original message. That’s where JaxtrSMS comes in. This Android
One major difference between a feature phone and smartphone is that the latter is capable of using messaging apps which are a lot more functional and feature rich when compared to the default stock app that comes with the Android OS. The stock messaging apps in general, are pretty basic and don’t offer anything more than just sending, receiving, replying and reading SMSes. Another issue is that more often than not, you’re stuck with the same boring theme or skin that comes with stock app. You can’t really do much about it and accept what it has to offer. Every
When it comes to texting, the default Android app is… adequate. That’s about the best that can be said for it. The default messaging app does the job of sending bits of written text back and forth between you and your friends, but… it doesn’t do really well. If Steve Jobs has ever taught us anything, it’s that user interface is hugely important. The stock messenger is decent, but its UI is a bit lacking. Enter Go SMS Pro. I used to be an avowed fan of Handcent SMS, but thought of giving Go SMS a try. Thankfully, Go SMS
The default Android messaging app is a pretty useful app but that doesn’t mean that there’s no more room for alternative, third-party apps. In fact, developers know that Android users would clamor for apps with more advanced messaging features as is evident by the plethora of messaging apps available on the Android Market. One particular messaging app for Android which caught our attention was Zlango which describes itself as a free icon messaging app. Zlango makes messaging on Android a fun and hilarious task with the primary use of fun icons instead of the usual text messages. Besides, you do