Texty for Google Messages 4+

Send & receive text messages

Tunabelly Software Inc.

    • 4.3 • 374 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Texty bridges the gap between Android devices and macOS, bringing seamless text messaging capabilities to your Mac.

Now, texting in macOS is effortless with a native app designed for constant availability. Texty elevates Google Messages, offering an application with deep macOS integration, cultivating an unparalleled user experience.

Regardless of location, as long as a WiFi connection is present, users can send and receive texts on macOS, which are also synced with their Android device.

Basic Texty features, including notifications, are available at no cost. For users seeking an enhanced communication experience, a Pro subscription is available for a small monthly fee, offering the following additional features:

• In-notification message responses, enabling seamless texting without exiting the current application.
• Dock icon displaying the unread message count.
• A curated selection of sounds for new message notifications.
• A quick-access option to compose a new message via a right-click on the Dock icon.
• Zoom functionality ranging from 50% to 300%.
• Custom folder selection for storing downloaded files.
• Adjust Dock icon bounce settings for new message alerts.
• Choose whether the Texty window remains in the current Space or moves to the active one when the app is brought to the foreground.

Please refer to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for further information:

Privacy Policy: https://www.tunabellysoftware.com/texty/privacy.html
Terms of Service: https://www.tunabellysoftware.com/texty/terms.html

What’s New

Version 1.3

• Addressed a performance issue with the emoji picker, which could cause slow response times or unresponsiveness. Note: Texty now utilizes macOS's built-in emoji font, resulting in slight visual differences for some emojis.
• Revamped the app icon to embody a more contemporary and professional aesthetic.
• Enhanced localization and translation: Added additional localizations for select strings and significantly improved translations across all supported languages.
• Resolved a pricing display issue specifically affecting Korean customers.
• Aligned the popup menu in the main window with macOS 11+ standards, now displaying "Settings" to be consistent with the application menu.
• Discontinued the auto appearance feature, now seamlessly integrated within the Google Messages settings.

Pro Exclusive Features in Texty 1.3:

• Introduced customizable behavior for the Texty window upon app activation. Users can now select whether Texty shifts to the active Space or remains in the current one when accessed via notifications or other means.
• Enhanced the Pro-exclusive unread message badge feature with a new setting, allowing for toggling the badge on or off for the Dock icon.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
374 Ratings

374 Ratings

frapaul ,

Almost perfect

Unfortunately you can't choose where to download files to (whereas in Chrome, of course, you can choose download location). In addition, there's no 'help' feature in the app. If you click 'help, it says 'Help isn't available for Texy'.

I think other than that the app is amazing, does what it needs to do, and is really welcomed. I'm really glad I found it.

Filmcub ,

Exactly what I was looking for

This has the exact functions I was looking for. Works great with my Samsung S20 . I was mainly looking for something that showed notifications in the dock, opened at startup, and had had the same functionality of Messages on the Web. This has all that, plus more. Totally worth the few dollars a year for all the extra features too!

Vellosia ,

Almost everything is perfect

It links easily with your phone and stays synced, sends messages easily, archives, deletes, sends photos and video. But when you bring up the emoji selection and click one, the whole thing slows to a crawl for 10 seconds. Not sure why selecting emojis almost freezes it. Other than that, it's great.

App Privacy

The developer, Tunabelly Software Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More