I just purchased an S4 Mini, my first android phone. I was wondering - is there a way to send/receive messages on my Windows 8 desktop when my phone is connected to my machine?


You might wish to run a search on Google Play. One good choice will be Airdroid, which gives you a full remote maintenance suite. And of course you can send/receive SMS using any browser you like.

  • What kind of search would I be running? I don't quite know what these kinds of applications are called and although I've had a cursory look, I had no luck
    – Michael A
    Sep 27 '13 at 0:06
  • I'd try startimg with "remote management". But that might turn up lots of things you're not after. You might want to check this list of alternatives (don't mind the German, just see the app-links below "Vollverwaltung" for alternatives to Airdroid).
    – Izzy
    Sep 27 '13 at 7:03

You can try SMS Text Messaging ↔PC Texting.

★ Send & Receive SMS on your computer ot tablet.

★ Instant Notifications on computer/tablet when SMS hits phone.

Or how about Kies Air? You can connect to your pc using Wi-Fi and there are more functionalities than just texting. There is no need for a cable. This could be a plus or a min.

Without having to connect any cables, within a browser you can use diverse function such as multimedia transfer, music listening, PIMS management, text message, file search, and so on.


For a Windows 8 PC, you should try mysms. It has an native Windows 8 client

You can send/reveive texts on your Windows 8 PC via your mobile operator. Your PC and your phone will stay in sync.


I've been using Mighty Text for about 6 months now. Works really well and has enough other features too.

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