To sum it up, this week's feature is a "cool to have in case you lose or simply forget your phone at home some day" app: Browsertexting.
And yes, the straightforward name pretty much sums up what the app does. It enables Android users to send and receive text messages right through their Web browsers.
It's free to sign up: Visit Browsertexting.com, create and account, install the app on your Android phone, scan the QR code you're given in order to match your phone to your account, and you're off to the texting races.
- Browsertexting makes it easier to continuously work on your computer and not have to pick up your phone to answer text messages.
- You can leave your phone undisturbed and charging while you work on your computer.
- You have backup for when you inevitably forget your phone on the mantel, lose it in the parking lot, or forget it in a restaurant.
- For most of us, a full keyboard is much more efficient than a pair of thumbs by themselves - although it does lack the humorous mess-ups (a tragedy to Lamebook fans).
- It works in all popular browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera.
- Of course, there's a slick Chrome plugin.
- It has all sorts of other added features like live synching, no signup, and the ability to cancel messages.
The service is still in beta, which in the app world means there are bound to be glitches here and there. However, I found that it worked quite well.
If you're using texting a lot to stay on top of business, and communicate with clients and vendors, then check out Browsertexting and make your text/work experience even more seamless.