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5 free SMS apps for Android

5 free SMS apps for Android
5 free SMS apps for Android

idownald.com has selected five SMS / MMS applications to replace your native Android mail.

Introduced in the starter pack when you acquire a new Android smartphone, the SMS / MMS app is quick to reveal its limits in terms of ergonomics and functionality. Lack of customization tool, unsafe exchanges, impractical organization, there are many reasons to find a more comfortable alternative. In search of perfect messaging, idownald.com selected five free and great SMS / MMS apps for Android.

Android Messages

Android Message lists the basic features expected of an SMS app. Conversations centralize the messages sent and received by correspondent with the possibility of reducing certain exchanges to silence. An embedded search engine probes the discussions to find a specific message. The quick response module allows text messages to be written directly from the notification bar.

The integration of multimedia support facilitates the exchange of photo, video and audio content from the message writing block. We even like to share its geographical coordinates in two tapping. Customization side, Android Message is confined to the strict minimum, allowing only the modification of the ringtones and the color theme associated with a contact.

The +:
+ Effective and no frills
+ Individual management of conversation settings
+ Quick response module in the notifications bar
+ Integration of multimedia contents in the writing block

The – :
– Light customization options
– No multiple selection of messages in the same conversation
– Chaotic management of groups

Mood Messenger

Mood Messenger appears in appearance as an instant messaging app. Swipe the conversation screen to the right, and you’ll see your list of contacts. The application takes advantage of customization options completed specific to each interlocutor.

Unwanted contacts are blacklisted, giving Mood Messenger anti-spam and anti-harassment power. Private mode secures access to a conversation by code, pattern, or fingerprint identification. Fitting to your most specific needs, the app integrates dual SIM support and offers direct access to quick responses, media gallery, gifs, YouTube, drawing module from the writing block. The snooze mode postpones SMS playback to later and exchanges with recurring contacts can be pinned to the top of the conversation list.

The +:
+ Pushing customization options
+ Blacklist
+ Securing conversations with a code, schema or footprint
+ Dual SIM support
+ Snooze mode

The – :
– Unwelcome emoji prediction

 

Textra SMS

Textra SMS combines simplicity and efficiency. Customization options create an app that fits your needs and usage patterns, whether it’s changing themes, LED color, background, font, emoji style or bubble look.

Discreet but always at your fingertips, Textra SMS embeds a fast dialing module from the status bar. Notifications provide immediate access to just received messages. In the app, you can freely pin important exchanges at the top of the conversation list. The blacklist tracks down unwanted numbers and you easily nail the beak of overly chatty discussions. Stunners appreciate both scheduling the sending of an SMS and applying a shipping time with the possibility of catching a message gone too fast.

The +:
+ Quick Dialing module in the notifications bar
+ Programming and sending time
+ Blacklist
+ Dual SIM support

The – :
– Rare ads in free version

 

Private Messenger Signal

Signal Private Messenger puts a clear emphasis on the security of your personal data and your exchanges. When you communicate with another app user, the messages go through the 3G / 4G / Wi-Fi network and are encrypted end-to-end on each sending device, preventing the servers from accessing them. Protected conversations are marked with a padlock on the submit button.

As a security measure, Signal Private Messenger allows disabling screenshots when using the service. Setting up a passphrase to access the app and the content of notifications adds to the protection and privacy of your exchanges. We appreciate the integration of a blacklist to block unwanted, as well as the presence of a quick response module in the notification bar.

The +:
+ End-to-end encrypted conversations
+ Passphrase to protect access to the app and notifications
+ Possible deactivation of screenshots
+ Blacklist.

SMS Pulse

Pulse SMS offers some color customization options but prefers to focus on a purely practical aspect. Conversations are sorted by last activity period with the possibility of pinning a specific exchange at the top of the list. Schedule the sending of a message is allowed, as well as apply a shipping time for each SMS. The quick response module finds its place in the status bar. It is appreciated to cut the alerts on a defined time range as well as to hide the contents of the messages in the notifications.

Point of demarcation: Pulse SMS aims to improve your Internet experience. The display of web pages viewed from a received or sent link is greatly simplified to emphasize the text and enhance your reading comfort.

The +:
+ Display of simplified web pages
+ Programming and sending time
+ Quick response module in the notifications bar
+ Ability to hide the content of notifications
+ Ability to cut alerts for a set time
+ Blacklist

The – :
– No access to the complete list of contacts

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