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Messages App – Send Text Messages With Your Computer

Messages is the built-in chat client included with OS X. You can use it to send text messages using iMessage, or one of many third-party messaging services.

Messages-App-IconIt can be cumbersome to compose text messages via iPhone, which makes Messages an excellent alternative to texting. It’s just like sending a normal text message, however you have a full computer keyboard to compose your messages.

Open the Messages app on your Mac, and give it a try.

Here are detailed instructions from Apple: