If you want SMS notifications on your desktop screen, you’ve come to the right place.
When you’re working hard, it can be annoying if you have to go for your phone whenever you get an SMS message. Thankfully, there are a number of apps you can use to get your messages to appear on your computer screen in a few steps.
Here’s a list with some apps you can use, along with information and explanation for each one. Let’s kick off the list with one of the most popular apps available on the store.
Best Apps to Syncronize Your SMS Messages with Your Desktop
Android Messages from Google – Free
In 2018, Google launched an app that could replace your stock messages app with a better one. It has all the features such an app should have, while also having a neat and pleasant design, along with some other bonuses – like emojis or sending attachments, like images. But perhaps its biggest advantage is that, by scanning a QR code, you can synchronize your desktop with your phone and also send and receive messages from it. It could be considered an iMessage version for Android.
Perhaps this app’s biggest disadvantage is that it doesn’t have any feature for backing up your messages. If you are interested in that, we recommend you read our review on Backuptrans Android SMS back-up and restore or our guide on How to Forward SMS and Missed Calls to Yor Gmail Account.
SMS from PC / Tablet & Sync Text from Computer – Free
This app is highly recommended by users and industry experts alike. It offers a variety of features along with the SMS functionality, and you can block messages from unwanted numbers. You can even schedule texts to be sent out on a later date, which can be useful if you have to communicate frequently by text message.
Some users have reported issues while attempting to send MMS messages on the app, but the SMS feature was never affected. The developer tends to reply to any issues, and it’s easy enough to use and set up. If you just want one of the biggest (and safest) options, this is a great option.
Pushbullet – SMS on PC and more – Free with In-app Purchases
Pushbullet is another highly rated app, winning numerous awards since its release. It integrates with a variety of different messaging apps, so there’s no chance of you missing out on those important updates. These apps include WhatsApp and Facebook.
It can also be used to send files between the two devices, which is a handy additional feature that many of us will find useful. It’s one of the most popular apps on this list, and it’ll be sure to handle all of your needs. If you want to learn how to send attachments via SMS or WhatsApp, we recommend you read our guide How to Send Any File via WhatsApp or SMS.
AirDroid: Remote access & File – Free with In-App Purchases
If you’re not impressed with the first couple apps, maybe AirDroid is the one for you. It’ll allow you to send SMS messages, but you’ll have to make an account first. It’s more than a text syncronizing app – with it you can mirror your screen on multiple devices, or find your phone, or manage the apps and files you already have on your phone.
AirMore: File Transfer – Free
AirMore is a tool that allows you to connect your mobile device to your PC wirelessly. You can scan a QR code for a simple way to connect, and it also offers file transfer and document management capabilities. If you want more than just SMS messaging, it could be worth checking out.
This app is similar to AirDroid – way more than just an SMS syncronizing app. If you are worried about your privacy because of using apps like this one, you should check out our article on How to Hide Text Messages on Android to Keep Your Messages Private.
Many stand-alone SMS apps have Desktop versions to help you synchronize your smartphone with your desktop or laptop. If you’re looking for such an app, we suggest you read our list of Best Internet Texting Apps on Android, to see what is out there.
Get You Texts on a Desktop – Syncronize Your Devices
As you can see, there’s a great variety of options on the store if you want SMS messages on your screen. These apps should help to increase your productivity, but be careful not to get distracted by your friends. Just because you can now type faster, doesn’t mean you should send more messages.
They’re easy enough to install and use, and you can choose whichever is suitable for your needs. Hopefully, you should have a better idea of most of the different options on the store, as well as which one is right for you. Once you’ve decided, let us know which one you pick in the comments below
If we’ve missed an easy way to send and receive SMS messages on your desktop, or you have questions about one of the apps on this list, let us know in the comments below!