Top Third-Party SMS Apps For Android Smartphones

Not fond of Hangouts? Grab one of these messaging apps.

 
Top Third-Party SMS Apps For Android Smartphones

Kitkat is the best iteration of Android till date. It looks way more polished compared to the previous versions. Moreover, it comes with some neat features such as Google Now. However, there are changes that aren't appreciated by some users. For instance, Google's Hangouts is now a default SMS app. The problem with Hangouts is that the app complicates the process of sending a simple text message by adding some fancy online features. So if you want to get back to the familiar way of messaging, here are some third-party apps.

8sms
Price: Free

This is a simple messaging app for your Android smartphone. As the developer claims, the app has no bloat at all. To make your life easier, it offers reply pop-ups, emoji support, and an optional dark theme. Upon installation, the app may become unresponsive for a few minutes to load existing messages.

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Handcent SMS
Price: Free

If you like customisation, Handcent SMS is meant for you. The app comes with variety of skins. You can customise the look for individual contacts. There’s an option to alter notifications and message sending settings for certain caller groups. Privacy Box feature allows you to password protect your messages. You can back-up these messages on the cloud. Moreover, you get an option to blacklist contacts.

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Hello SMS
Price: Free

Hello SMS is one of the best looking messaging apps for Android. Even though the application offers many features, the UI is quite clean. You can group chat, send and receive photos quickly, and switch between chats with a single touch. Heavy texters will definitely appreciate the tabbed messaging feature.

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Textra SMS
Price: Free

Textra SMS is a light app that doesn't hog your phone's RAM. You still get features such as over 800 emojis, GIF support, quick reply pop-up window, and group messaging. Plus, there's per contact customisation for bubble colours, delivery reports, signatures, and notifications. If your phone supports multi-colour LEDs, you can assign a separate colour light for each contact.

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Evolve SMS
Price: Free

EvolveSMS is a well-designed app that offers Google+ esque user interface. The app lets you archive messages and even protect them using password. EvolveSMS allows you to send pictures, videos, audio, contacts, and GIFs. You can setup widgets for quick access to your inbox. What's more, you can also schedule messages.

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