So time to try something new, but it has to be pretty special, right? It’s here, it’s called Textra and it’s a seriously beautiful way to text.
Textra features the new Lollipop Material Design look from Google. Fluid, intuitive and delightful!
Let’s face it, the stock Android Messaging app really sucks!
★ Number 1 ranked SMS app
★ Highest rated at 4.5 stars
★ Smallest resource size at 3.5M
Comes with a bunch of great extra features like 800+ emoji’s, heaps of theme colors, dark mode, floating Lollipop notifications, scheduled SMS & MMS, slide to delete, quick snap camera, multi-pick gallery, quick reply popup, better MMS GROUP messaging, audio messages and SMS blocker / blacklisting.
Plus ‘oh so easy’ default or per contact customization for bubble colors, signatures and notifications (icon color, led color, sound, vibrate, privacy, repeating and muting).
It’s pretty special; try it, tell your friends, shout from the treetops, but most of all enjoy it!
Simple. Beautiful. Fast.
P.S works with Pushbullet and Android Wear for SMS Quick Replying.
★★★★★ Christian in December 2014
This app is smooth as butter. It’s not bloated like Go SMS and Handcent. There are so many slick features, wow where do I start… Great work! It’s simply gorgeous looking, feels so NOW with the material design colors. I never review apps, but this one is amazing, no more to say! The best SMS messenger app by far.
★★★★★ Dan in December 2014
The VERY best FREE messaging replacement for the stock app on the galaxy S4. SMS is fast, and group chat MMS works perfectly as well. I am on Sprint (which supports MMS over WiFi) and Textra is the ONLY third-party messaging app that works with MMS on WiFi!!!!!! Plus it’s FREE, no ads. BUT you MUST uninstall other SMS apps first, as they can interfere with Textra. After I did that it was PERFECT.
NICE! Now works on Lollipop – no more hangouts for me!
★★★★★ Chase in December 2014
Simple. Beautiful. Fast. Even the dev’s know their app is just that good plus it’s free. Bar none, this is the best SMS/MMS replacement app I’ve ever used. As soon as I launched it the first time, I fell in love. Upon launch, Textra sets up all the technical stuff automatically in mere seconds. And boy, the speed doesn’t stop there. I have about 60,000 texts. With my stock app, I’d have to sit there and wait forever for various hiccups and loading and blah blah blah… I’ve tried every other SMS replacement app I could find. Textra is the only one that handles all of them without skipping a beat. It also lets you customize settings for each contact. Bubble color, icon color, notification sound, vibrate pattern, LED color… everything I want. And it just works. I don’t have to fight the app. Do yourself a favor and get Textra messenger now!
★★★★★ Andrew in December 2014
Excellent free alternative to stock messaging. The program just works. You can set notifications, bubble colors and even delivery reports per contact. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS replacement app.
Auto Night Mode. See Settings > Customize Look > Screen Color. Perfect if you use Light mode but wish it was not so bright at night (auto switches during Twilight).
When sending or receiving just emojis, we show the emojis MUCH BIGGER and without a bubble. Go on express yourself!
Just for fun, we now do a delightful transition animation when pressing the + / x icons (to the left of the message text field).
We now support converting long SMS messages into MMS. See Textra Settings > SMS > Convert Long SMS to MMS. This is per-conversation as well (long press in the conversation list). So great if you are sending from say AT&T to a friend on Verizon and long SMS messages often get split and arrive out of order.
Failed Notifications (e.g. Mobile Data is off when receiving an MMS) now play a (failed) ringtone and also vibrate.
Bug fixes and layout improvements.
Important: The Auto Night Mode feature requires a new permission “approximate location (network based)”. This gets an approximate location from your mobile tower or WiFi network connection to determine when Twilight starts and ends based on your approx location (typically once a day). This DOES NOT use your GPS. There are no battery implications in using this permission.
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