Text messaging has quickly become the most popular way to communicate. It’s quick, easy to do, and it doesn’t require you pausing what you’re doing like phone calls do. Below are the top 5 best Text & SMS apps for Android.
Top 5 best SMS & Texting apps
Android Message is a free texting app by Google. In terms of features, Android Messages keeps it light. You’ll have some light theming options, some organization and backup features, and a decent search function. The design is entirely Material Design. That means it looks good and it’s easy to use.
Chomp SMS is one of the oldest third party texting apps. It also makes use of material design. Features include emojis, SMS blocking, quick reply in the notifications, MMS, and group messaging. You can even stop a text mid-send if needed. It also comes with Android Wear and Pushbullet support.
Handcent Next SMS
Handcent, along with Chomp SMS, were the first two really good, really popular third party texting apps available on Android. Much like Chomp SMS, Handcent is a powerful and heavy texting application with a ton of features. Some of them include themes, a privacy box to store private conversations, SMS backup, eCards, emojis, and plenty more. One of the more interesting features is Handcent Anywhere, which lets you text on your computer and tablet if you want.
Mood Messenger is quite new to the market. The app is very simple when it comes to features but has all the important features. It supports Facebook Messenger esque chat heads. It also supports customization, theming, GIFs and location sharing.
Signal Private Messenger
Signal Private Messenger is quite similar to Hangouts and Whatsapp but with a twist. It is more focused on security and provides end to end encryption. If your contact doesn’t have the app then it simply sends a text message.