Best SMS Texting Apps for Android
Pulse SMS applies end-to-end encryption as long as the person you’re messaging is also using Pulse, and for even more security you can password protect certain conversations. Chats can be pinned to the top of the interface or organized into folders, and there’s a solid search feature here too – if you can’t remember exactly who said what and when, Pulse should be able to help.
There’s a great deal of flexibility in the way you message, with scheduled messages, delayed sending, and support for automatic replies. You can come back to messages later by snoozing them, compose messages faster with templates, and apply themes to your individual conversations. Pulse SMS really packs a lot in addition to the basic SMS user experience.
SMS chomp It’s more basic than Pulse SMS — but for a lot of people, that’ll be perfectly fine. It focuses on the most important function of an app like this, which is sending and receiving SMS messages, and encapsulates it all in a no-nonsense interface (if you want to add a little more flair, there are a variety of themes available).
This is not to say that there are not some useful features included in Chomp SMS. The Quick Reply feature, for example, allows you to reply to texts in an overlaid popup so you don’t have to leave the app you’re currently in. You can lock the app behind a passcode for more privacy, and you can schedule messages to go out at a certain time and date if needed.
There’s an integrated text backup option here too, but perhaps the best part about Chomp SMS is how you customize the way you receive messages. Special ringtones and vibration patterns can be assigned to individual contacts, so you always know who is communicating with you without looking at your phone screen.
SMS organizer It is a “Garage Project” from Microsoft, which means it is a side hobby for its developers. While it may not be more profile than the official Microsoft apps, SMS Organizer is still updated regularly with new features and has a lot to offer if you need somewhere to live your SMS conversations on your Android phone.
For example, you can have reminders generated automatically from your SMS messages—about flights, bills, movie outings, or anything with details stored in text. You can back up texts, type texts using your voice, and quickly filter your chat list to see which unread messages you need to deal with first.
We also like the various customization options available here, from the dark theme option to the way you can play around with ringtones, notifications, and font size. It’s easy to star messages so you can get back to them quickly and block spammers within the app. It’s all wrapped up in an elegant interface that manages to make the basic text look interesting.