Any messaging app that can put messages on multiple devices like iMessage?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by spinedoc77, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    I am constantly swapping my phones and find it's a pain to keep track of messaging, I will be in a conversation, then swap phones and lose track of that conversation for example. iMessage was pretty cool in that regard, although it only worked between iOS devices.

    Is there anything similar to iMessage but that works in both iOS and Android?
  2. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    City of Angels
  3. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Whatsapp, hookt, viber.....nowadays I find everyone has at least one of those.

    And then there is google talk (which can be accessed on ios through ebuddy, Im+ or unofficial gtalk messenger app. Works on pcs and macs too.
  4. soulreaver99 macrumors 68030


    Aug 15, 2010
    Southern California
    Line. It's freaking amazing. Too bad it isn't as popular here as it is in Asia. Works across multiple devices including Mac and PC.
  5. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Facebook Messenger.

    Whatsapp is good but doesn't work with iPad.
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    There's an app for Android - can't recall its exact name at the moment (SMS Backup Pro, I think) - which can backup your SMS messages each night to Dropbox or some other cloud storage. Then, when you switch phones, you can restore your messages from Dropbox using the same app on the other device.

    Requires a little bit of manual work (backups are automated, but restoring requires a few taps), but at least you don't need to rely on a third-party messaging service like WhatsApp or FB Messenger.

    Edit: re-read your post. The app above is Android-only, so you can backup/restore from Android to Android, but not sure how to get it to work with iOS.
  7. AmtrakRider macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2011
  8. Nabooly macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    +1....mighty text is fantastic! They have a google chrome plug in which gives u notifications. But you can also just go to and access ur messages from there. I have it installed on my MBP and my Galaxy Note 10.1. Works flawlessly.

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