Talk about a contrast. I’m currently maxing out my Macbook Pro (so many programs running), have my iPhone on the side while listening to an episode of the old time radio show “The Great Gildersleeve.” Quite the contrast, but I like it.
Have you ever wished you could type out a long text message on your computer keyboard but still send it from your phone? Or maybe you’ve stumbled on a very long url you want to quickly open on your phone but don’t want to attempt to type it out? Find a number online while browsing on your computer and you wish you could dial the number from your computer but still want the call handled through your iPhone? myPhoneDesktop handles all these and more about as seamlessly as you can imagine.
When you download and first open the app, it will ask you to create a username and password. I am not going to lie, I really do hate it when that is the first step to setting up an app. In this case, however, that step really can’t be avoided and was very quick and easy to take care of.
Once you have created an account, you need to install the companion software on your computer. This, too, was a snap. I simply visited the website, installed it in seconds, then signed in using the username and password I had just created. Everything was up and running in about 2 minutes. Not bad.
So, I set out to test drive the app by typing out a text message from my Macbook – I opened the myPhoneDesktop from my laptop, typed a long text message, then sent it to myself. As soon as I hit “send” I saw my iPhone wake from sleep with the text message ready to send. After I sent it from my iPhone.
I did some more testing, and I am happy to say that this is a wonderful little app. If you have ever struggled with a bit of jealousy over some of the PC-android features, myPhoneDesktop will most likely cure your woes. The app works with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. I give myPhoneDesktop 4 out of 5 stars. More stars when it looks a little prettier and comes up with even more creative, time-saving features.