It comes in handy as I don’t like having a long conversation via SMS when a computer is in front of me; I can multi-task on the computer like I usually do without having to take my hands off the computer keyboard.
My setup is as follows:
- Register for an account on jabber.
- Make sure that this account is friend’s with my gmail gtalk account; done by IM’ing the gmail account from this web app (didn’t work in Pidgin).
- On my computer, sign on to the jabber account from 1, eg, through Pidgin.
- In TalkMyPhone’s settings, set to notify the address from 1. Leave the default setting of unchecked “Use a different account” (the phone’s google talk account will communicate with the account from 1).
I really like it, but I have a feeling it will eat up battery pretty fast. Since I’m in front of the computer, just keep the usb port plugged in for charging. Enjoy!