The BEST free texting app ive ever used 5/5
Text now has been amazing to me, always will reccomend it to everyone looking for great free texting and calling. I have used this religiously for a real contact # for jobs and family ect. very great app and services.
autoclose in high Sierra 1/5
By Not Working. Sigh
installed it. try to run it in high sierra 10.13 but it auto exit. cannot use.
Unresponsive & confusing 1/5
By Fliegen Mit Mir
tried using web app and desktop version but I cannot even login or register. Not even sure how to do that. When I finally got inside, it asked for my area code - I have entered which did not show me anything, the button just does not do anything. Then it logged me out (i tried like 5 times maybe more) and won't log me in, like it stopped working at all.
Not sure whats going on but i think you need to add more responsiveness because I could not understand whats happening at all.
Don’t waste your time with this. 1/5
After several updates, the bug issues kept re-occurring. Tech support cannot offer a permanent fix.
It is time to say “good riddance” to this program and start researching for a better “issue-less” product.
does not work 1/5
Does not work at all on 10.11.6.
hard to use 1/5
By alamo youyaoqi
hard to use
Fine for text 2/5
App does not work as a Mac app however you can use the web version. I can use it to send and receive text messages and make outgoing calls and for incoming will display the phone number but not able to play any voice message. Also no notification of any incoming rings but you can get email notification of a message you can not play. so there are a few kinks to be worked out
Crappy App 1/5
Login Does Not Work 1/5
By legotech 101
I Cant Log In With Google It Just Says Your Browser Is Not Supported
App won’t open when installed and quits itself 3/5
I guess I will just have to use the web version then...
Can't get past first page 1/5
"Enter your area code to get your free phone number".... enters area code four times.... nothing. broken app.
Can’t open 1/5
I just put the app on my Mac and when i try to open it it closes instantly anybody know why?
I use the app daily on mobile, and it's great. But, when I try to sign in on my Mac, it says this browser is insecure.
Won't support google signin anymore 1/5
By The Lightning PCs
I need it to support this
MacOS version says my browser is not secure and I cannot login 1/5
No matter what I do, the desktop version says, "This browser or app may not be secure. Learn more
Try using a different browser. If you’re already using a supported browser, you can refresh your screen and try again to sign in."
This is ridiculous. Even if I set my browser to Chrome, the app auto-opens a Safari-based window. I have no idea how to get past the login screen and I dont even get to input my password. The minute I enter my google username and hit next, i get that error!
Didn’t even get to use it. 1/5
I downloaded this app & every time I try opening it, it crashes. So I tried reinstalling it but no change.
Doesnt Even load 1/5
By ICE MAN CREAM DUDE
BRUH I enter my area code and nothing happens
This app is crashing.
Breaks after every update, here again reinstalling AD laden APP. 1/5
It was great APP in 2009. It’s growth has caused me and a lot of people a lot of pain. Forget Tech Support, it all comes down to buying a new phone and computer and reinstalling the APP after every update. Support is great about finding ways to waste your time. Once they ask for screen shots, they are done with you….crickets.
I prefered the way you could watch videos to earn minutes or simply buy them. Now, the ADS take over. Some even blast full volume while the Close button remains unresponsive until most of the ad has played.
I am reinstalling after the last update, where the APP is doing a familiar thing. Opens, closes, opens, closes, without end. The phone is a bit better, it only opens and crashes a usual 3 times before remaing open.
I am looking for another APP, but, I have had the same number for 10 years now, and would like the company to just fix the thing already.
And, they broke it again
The Mac app launches but fails to start 2/5
I can see the TextNow menubar, but the app quits/disappears within 1 second … ???
Can someone help? 4/5
By oof. idk XD
ive been useing this app for about more than a year now but couple days ago my computer won’t start it has anyone had this problem?
Liked it Till My MAC Just took The 2.0.17 Update 2/5
Now the APP will not open. I uninstalled it, re-started my MAC and re-installed the MAC version, all to no avail. This latest issue 2.0.17 Update screwed up the APP for MACs.
But I can still get there through the browser going to textnow.com and bookmarked it, but I wish there was a way to UNINSTALL the latest APP issue and go back to the previous one!!!
Day 2, still won’t OPEN, SOMEONE, TEXTNOW or APPLE FIX IT!!!
Several days now, and not a corrective update. HOW DO WE GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS VERSION???
Text Now upgrade crash 1/5
I just updated Text now and now on my iMac it tries to open and then crashes. I trashed it and tried dto start over but now it won’t even open. They now say it only works on an Ipad or iPhone. Been using it with few problems texting wise for several years. Don’t have a cell phone. Nice while it lasted.
Crashes EVERY time 1/5
By Arturo Suave
Is there a way to go back to a previous version that works with High Sierra. It worked fine until the update. Now it’s useless.
What is going wrong? 2/5
People cant hear when I use iPad, but the app seems to work ok and the desktop app hardly ever allows me to call. this is a problem. Text seems to work fine but I need the phone!
Not good so far 1/5
needed this for work started giving the new # to clients was entering my profile info and then a glich kicked me out of the app now it will not allow a login and have sent 15 password requests but get no email fromm the company to reset password. Can not get any customer support
i dont know what to do it has my email tied to a phone # that i can not access to get my client's data!!!!!!!!~
Can no longer sign in 1/5
Until recently, I generally liked this app. It provides a spare virtual phone for free (w/ ads). And it's especially useful where cell coverage is spotty. Unfortunately, a recent update appears to have broken log-ins with e-mail and password. The app says they don't match, but they still work fine on the iOS app and the web site. For now, the macOS app is unusable for me.
Poor service 1/5
Textnow app says incorrect password and service unavailable. The company needs to do something about this.
IT TOOK BE AN HOUR 3/5
it took hours to get my account set up then i logged out and i used my google account to get back in and it was loading for hours and hours fix this PLEASE
Terrible from the start 1/5
By Joe Majeski
Literally just downloaded this for the first time and it was saying that it cant even sign me up. Despite all of the negative reviews i saw on here thought i would give it a try. Complete waste of time. STEER CLEAR!! This app is nothing but a farce.
The app and service are very good. It used to steal focus from anything else every time the Mac woke from sleep (this in my experience is on a Retina MacBook Pro 15"), but I haven't had that issue anymore. My only gripe is that there is no option to disable hardware acceleration (use of the discrete GPU), which I don't see any need for. This makes me have to quit the app so that it doesn't waste battery power on the NVidia GPU that a simple webpage doesn't need in the first place.
Good but failing again 3/5
By this game is amazing get it
I got a text this morning saying that they are failing. I have had a different version of the app once before. But of course that one failed and you cannot keep your old number. you have to make a new account and add all the numbers you had. I have done this once before and I will not use it again due to the unstabbility of the company. I am outraged because I love this app you can call and text from it send images etc. But the last one you could only text. Please do not get this app because it will fail soon. I am now looking for a new text app for MacBook Air.
Broken in macOS 10.15 Catalina 1/5
I upgraded to macOS 10.15 Catalina, and now the TextNow app fails to launch.
doesn't launch 1/5
literally the first time I tried to open it on a new top of the line macbook pro it gave me "unknown error." If it has that from the get go, no way can I trust this as a phone app.
Broken while using macOS 10.15 1/5
Refuses to open. Throws an "Uncaught Exception" error every time it opens. Hot garbage, sad the desktop app isn't as good as the mobile app!
No longer works 1/5
Stopped working after recent update. App store seems to have no remove feature, so dragged the icon to the trash and cleared trash. Now app store will not allow it to reinstall because it thinks it is still installed and they offer no dmg download on their site.
Really too bad that it stopped working. Before I removed it the program would start then go to not responding right away.
By do sum fast
all my outbound messages are not being delivered. im looking like a fool waiting on ppl to respond back to me
Waste of Time - Aug. 2019 1/5
By Tiger Webster
Tried to sign up just sits and spins without any movment to registration success page. Should have listened to the other 1 star reviews. The 5 stars are probably bogus.
Great Idea 5/5
Only issue I see is tere is no way to enlarge the text.. I am blind as a bat and really need that feature foreverything.
Easy to use, good phone quality and FREE!! 5/5
By Bobby G33
You really can't complain about this app when the texting works smoothly, can send images AND make free phone calls within the USA! Best part is that it's free...can't beat that.
too much spam calls 3/5
I mostly used it for texting on my computer. Some times the notification on the phone will not show up . And the worst thing about this app is I keep receiving spam calls.... which is super annoying and make me worry about security issues
Needs Find feature for text - Latest version Crashes GPU of MacBookPro 4/5
Latest version Crashes GPU of MacBookPro
This program desperately needs a Find feature in the Edit menu for searching the text of a conversation.
It used to lock up on ads but they seem to have solved that. Old issue: Normally this application puts up ads in the lower left corner. That's fine. I can look at them and the app still functions. Once in a while it puts up a modal dialog box and locks you into an ad which you can't get out of except by force quitting TextNow. For this reason I give it only one star. The app is a little kluggy. It needs refinement. For that I should deduct one more star.
lame company 1/5
There are no instructions for opening an account. They just start the process and before I even had a phone number, my account was blocked for violating their terms agreement. HUH? They won’t tell you what you did, they just say to read the agreement - which is 2000 words or so - and you can guess what you did wrong. Very frustrating experience. How can you violate any terms when you haven’t even used it? I would look elsewhere - just not worth the hassle.
I like it 5/5
By I do not like this app text nw
I liked this app . First i wasn’t able to sign up but I suddenly got it.
Please fix the Application. It stays blank on a white screen. And thats it.I want to use it regurally. Thankyou.
It needs WORK 2/5
It works ok for sending and receiving messages.
-cannot call via the app
-can’t delete messages
-can’t access/change account info
-has lots of bugs
Did not work 1/5
This app did not let me sign up, and I tried on many devices, on many diffrent networks, and it is too bad becasue I was looking forward to using this app.
Textnow is a great app. You can get access to it online and even text and call.I have never been pleased in my life..it works good for macbooks and laptops or any other device you may have.
Muy Buena 5/5
By The King Jonathan
Esta muy Buena Cumple Todo Lo que Dice En La Descripción Me Gustaría Que Dieran Mas Tiempo Para Llamadas Internacionales