Texting on a laptop of desktop machine is far faster than on a phone.
I can easily use iMessage to text from a laptop and I take advantage of this but to message those pesky Android users you have to switch on some extra options.
Scroll to the section on this page for “Set up SMS and MMS messaging” for instructions on how to do this.
The whole page has additional ways you can further synch your apple devices which I’ve yet to try but will dig into soon.
The small investment of time to learn how to switch on the texting synch will return large improvements in texting speed.