I have been using MightyText for a long time but as I am becoming more and more aware about privacy issues with software that you aren't 100% certain that you know what they are doing with your data. I am also becoming more and more mobile nowadays so I don't always have internet (which is what mightytext requires) but would still like to use my laptop to send SMS's.
I am looking for a piece of software for Windows (7 or 8) that allows me to connect my Android phone (Android 2.2 and up) to my laptop via bluetooth to send and receive SMS messages. This software should not require any internet connection at all and should never "call home" to send my personal information to its servers.
- Must connect to Android 2.2 and up (including 4.4)
- Must work with both Windows 7 and 8
- Must connect via Bluetooth (other connections such as WiFi and USB are optional)
- Must never call home or need internet
- Must be able to send and receive SMS messages. MMS messages are optional. Calling notifications from the software is also optional
- Price is not of importance, but the closer to zero the better. Ads are not of importance
- In the software, I should be able to see and reply to to SMS messages that I have received with the name, date and message displayed. Group messages should also be displayed
- Would be very nifty if it integrated with Windows 8's notification system, but not a requirement