5 SMS Apps You Should Try Out On Your Android Phone

The traditional way of sending and receiving SMSes has been used by Android for a long time, and it does not look like changes in its SMS functionality will be happening any time soon. The messages you get on your Android are saved in a threaded manner that you can scroll up and down and even reply to from within the same interface. While this may be a perfect way for sending messages for some people, some third-party developers thought it would be great to change the whole idea of SMSes and replace it with something new. As a result, we now have some SMS apps that you can use on your Android. What these apps do is completely change your experience with messaging, and you will definitely want to try them out if you are a crazy messenger. Here you go:

1. Hello SMS


Hello SMS aims to make your experience with SMSes beautiful by providing you with such a nice interface that you may have not seen anywhere before. There is not much clutter in the app, so there is just you and the messages from your loved ones. To better organize your messages, the app comes with tab functionality that lets you categorize your messages. So the next time you want to find a message, you just need to hit the appropriate tab and you should be done.

The app is really a nice replacement for your default SMS app, and you should consider giving it a shot.

2. Handcent SMS


Handcent SMS is a full replacement for your SMS and MMS apps that serves you with a clutter-free interface, making your messaging experience much smoother and cooler. It syncs the pictures of your contacts with their Facebook profiles, so when you get a message from someone, their face will appear right before their name for you to easily identify them. It supports all the Android versions up to KitKat so you should not have any issues getting the app installed on your device.

The app also comes with a number of beautiful skins that you can apply and change according to your needs.

3. Textra SMS


Have you been looking around for an SMS app that not only replaces your stock SMS app but provides a plethora of features to you? There is an app called Textra SMS that does this job perfectly. With more than 800 emojis and a number of other features, you will simply not be able to resist yourself from trying out this great new app. Better reply options, signatures and notifications, dark mode themes are just a few features that the app packs with it.

4. EvolveSMS


Do you not like tapping the back button when you want to read other SMSes? Great, neither do we. EvolveSMS eliminates the need of pressing the back button by providing you with a swipe-to-change-conversation feature. Just hit swipe and you should jump onto the next conversation and so on. There are some other great features as well that include bulk SMS deletion, archiving messages, group messaging, etc.

5. Chomp SMS


While other SMS apps may or may not have privacy options, Chomp SMS takes care of all of your privacy and security concerns. The app lets you lock your messages or even lock the entire app. It also features blacklist messages, SMS blocking and so on. One of the coolest features of the app is SMS scheduler. It lets you schedule your messages and have them delivered the exact time you want. So the next time you want to wish your friend a happy birthday, you can do so just at the right time using the scheduler.


The stock SMS app is boring. The SMS replacement apps listed above should help you better manage your SMS, and make sending text a more enjoying task.

Mahesh Makvana
Mahesh Makvana

Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who's written thousands of posts about various tech topics on various sites. He specializes in writing about Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android tech posts. He's been into the field for last eight years and hasn't spent a single day without tinkering around his devices.

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