Many people are quicker to respond to a text than a phone call, which makes texting a powerful tool for communicating information to active clients, asking for referrals, and keeping your name in front of prospects. And fortunately, you no longer have to type everything into your smartphone! With the right application, you can text from your laptop or desktop computer, saving time and giving your thumbs a well-deserved vacation.
Use one of the following apps depending on the type of computer and phone you use. For example, if you use a PC and an iPhone, MySMS will link the two devices and allow you to send texts from your PC (see below for a description of each app).
|MacBook or iMac||PC|
|Android||MightyText for Mac or mysms||MightyText for Windows or mysms|
|iPhone||Messages or mysms||mysms|
MightyText works on Android phones and syncs to your Mac or PC. Click “Get the App” from the website and follow the simple steps to download the app to both your computer and your smartphone. The basic version is free. MightyText Pro costs $4.99/month, but it’s ad-free and allows you to send bulk SMS messages, schedule messages to go out at specific times, save drafts, add signatures, save contact lists, and more.
MySMS can pair any computer with any smartphone, but if you have a PC and an iPhone, this is the only app that works for that particular combination. Click “Download” from the website and follow the steps to download the app to both your computer and your smartphone. The basic version is free, and MySMS Premium costs $9.99/month. The premium version is ad-free and includes bulk SMS messages, scheduled messages, contact lists, and more.
Messages comes free with your Mac’s operating system, so there’s no need to download and install it—just open your Finder and search for “Messages.” Open the application and follow these steps to link your phone number to your MacBook or iMac. Messages is great for simple back-and-forth texting, but it lacks a few of the great features (such as text scheduling) that come with the premium versions of the other two apps.
Once you’re up and running with one of the options listed above, you can easily copy and paste commonly used messages to reach out to prospects at various stages in the sales cycle, send links or documents with a few simple clicks, and completely streamline your text communications for a smarter, more profitable business.