Android SMS for iChat review: Unlock Messages on your Mac with your Android phone

Android SMS for iChat review: Unlock Messages on your Mac with your Android phone
11-Jan-2017 05:30 PCWORLD

While Android users who have switched from iPhone already lament the loss of the superb Messages app, they’re also giving up another neat feature: the ability to send and receive texts from their Mac. As a recent full-time switcher to Android, keeping track of conversations on my Macbook is one of the main things I’ve missed, and I’ve learned to keep my phone within arm’s reach whenever I’m at my desk. Android SMS for iChat offers something of a solution. While it’s not quite as polished as Apple’s native syncing with the macOS app (which is actually called Messages rather than iChat now), the service actually does manage to spoof Apple’s system into syncing the messages received on your Android phone. And while there are some bugs and wrinkles that keep it from being a true replica of the iCloud-iPhone experience, it should provide enough home cooking to keep switchers happy.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here