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10 Best Text Messaging Applications

10 Best Text Messaging Applications

Text messaging is amongst the most well accepted ways to converse in the whole globe. It is fast, simple to do, and it does not pause anything you’re doing such as phone calls. We do realize that a lot of people still like talking on the phone. Though, factually, most people are texting these days officially and personally. Have a glance at the best texting apps for Android.

Note: Different apps act differently. It somehow depends on the device, carrier, Android version etc.

Chomp SMS

Price: Free
In app purchases – Yes

Chomp SMS is one of the very first and good texting app for texting which has been around since the good old days of Android. Since the first ever version of the app is evolved, it embraces material design at the same time as it still have plenty of features such as emojis, quick reply in the notifications, SMS blocking,  MMS, group messaging etc. The best feature is you can still stop a text mid-send if needed. It also comes with Android Wear and Push bullet support.

Evolve SMS

Price: Free
In app purchases: Yes

This app had a bit of an unsteady start but now with few upgradations it now has turned into one of the better texting apps on Android. Evolve SMS offers complete multimedia support which involves gifs and audio-video along with customizable notifications, message archiving and password protection. It’s not quite as heavy as Chomp SMS or Handcent which is highly appreciable by users for its small app size and it also comes with Android Wear support.

GO SMS

Price: Free
In app purchases – Yes

GO SMS is counted among the most popular texting apps on the list and obviously for good reason. It comes with a bunch of features such as SMS blocking, hundreds of themes, delayed text sending, dual SIM support and lot more. Also, there is a privacy box where you can store private messages to your friends. Plus, it also includes the common features like emojis and stickers. Despite bit heavier, it works well.

Handcent Next SMS

Price: Free
In app purchases: Yes

Along with Chomp SMS, Handcent Next SMS was among the first truly good and really admired texting apps available on Android and it was a matter of endless debate that which one was better. More or less like Chomp SMS, Handcent is a potent and weighty texting app with a bunch of useful features. It includes themes, a privacy box, emojis, eCards and lot more. One of the most interesting features is ‘Handcent Anywhere’, which allows you to text from your computer and tablet if you want.

Hangouts

Price: Free
In app purchases: No

The one of two Google apps to embellish this list is Google Hangouts. It is basically a text messaging app like Skype, Facebook Messenger etc. The only difference is that you can use this app for texting as well as you enable it in the settings. Being a texting app, it is ranked above average with good MMS support, an easy to use interface from which you can also send your location if you want. It is totally free and most probably is installed on your Android device already.

HoverChat

Price: Free / $3.99

Formerly known as Ninja SMS, HoverChat is one of the most user friendly text applications. The majority apps take full screen and then let you text but Hoverchat just pops up a small window and you can chat from here only. If you don’t like to exit and keep continuing whatever you’re doing while texting, you need to install HoverChat now. It has various floating windows that you can drag and drop, message encryption, emojis etc. Also, you can switch to full screen mode if you wish so.

Google Messenger

Price: Free

Google Messenger is the in-built texting app from Google. It started as a default application with the Nexus 6 and soon became accessible to everyone. It’s an easy, light weight texting application that doesn’t offer much in the add-ons department. It has perfect material design and fun features which includes text searching, emojis, SMS blocking, stickers, message archiving and location sharing.

QKSMS

Price: Free
In-app purchases: Yes

QKSMS is somehow a newer texting app that came to limelight when material design apps were difficult to find. This application follows almost strictly the android design guidelines. Anybody can now imagine the visual experience it offers. It carries features such as themes, floating notifications, a night mode (dark theme), group messaging, search and MMS. QKSMS is absolutely free to download.

Sliding Messaging Pro

Price: $1.99

After Evolve SMS, Sliding Messaging Pro is the second texting app from Klinker Apps on this board. It is a texting app which works according to the name given to it, i.e. it is full of slide gestures which make you quickly slide between different conversations. Apart from this, you will also get emojis, themes (which can be modified as per your personal choice), widgets, Google Voice support, custom design elements, SMS blocking and a lot more. It’s a solid must have apps in the list.

Textra SMS

Price: Free
In-app purchases:  Yes

Textra SMS, one of the most popular and extremely stylish texting apps which is also counted amongst the one of the highest rated apps in Google Play Store. As soon as you install Textra SMS, you can get benefit of over 100 material design-inspired themes, floating notifications, a dark mode, slide to delete, delayed sending and plethora of other features. It’s free to use and even comes with Pushbullet, android Wear support and MightyText.

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