Textra SMS

Textra SMS

FREE

(3 stars)

(116K)


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1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Excellent design
  • Ease of use
  • Better than original app
Cons
  • Not everyone will prefer to install this one
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Expert's Review
8.0
Great

"The New SMS"

Reviewed by / Dec 01, 2014

Download this app and set it as default to receive all the SMS via Textra

Textra SMS is an Android message application that is set to substitute the default Android app, which most people seemed not to like.

This app will group and organize all your SMS while managing floating notifications and making it extremely easy for you to make the most of your messages and communicating with your friends.

Take a look at the settings to change your customization options and personalize the app just for you.

The app is intuitive and simple, so you won't need any extra instructions to start using it. Discover all the new features by downloading and reading the information (snap camera, scheduling, emojis, etc).

DELICIOUS INC. is the developer of Textra SMS, a highly usable messaging app which is focused on an optimal design and ease of use. Try it out with Pushbullet and Android Wear.

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Developer's original description available here
Let's face it, the stock Android Messaging app really sucks! 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!

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.

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Recently changed in this version

* NICE! In Quick Pick Gallery you can now long hold on a thumbnail to expand it (shows bigger pic).
* In Quick Snap Camera (in full mode, slide up) it now allows rotation (so does not close camera).
* Quick Snap Camera image quality improvements.
* Improved landscape support (New Message and Search) inside Textra app.
* Bug fixes.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our great users!

See http://inapp.textra.me/changelog


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Changelog and permissions

PermissionsChangelogPackage com.textra
  • - Know what access (wifi, 3G…) you have at every moment.
  • - Access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • - android.permission.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE
  • - Use Bluetooth to connect to a paired device.
  • - Call somewhere with no need for the user to confirm that call. ER numbers aren't allowed, though.
  • - Change network connectivity state.
  • - Change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • - Enlarge or shrink the status bar.
  • - Get info about the currently running tasks.
  • - Send and receive internet info.
  • - Read your contact data.
  • - android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • - Read the system log files. Usually used to collect crash and force close reports.
  • - Read phone state. Used to know whether you're in a call or not.
  • - To read SMS.
  • - Know if the system has finished booting.
  • - Monitor incoming MMS messages, to process them.
  • - Monitor incoming SMS messages, to process them.
  • - Record audio.
  • - Send SMS.
  • - Open windows on top of all other applications.
  • - Use the vibrator.
  • - Prevent your device from sleeping or screen from dimming (turn brightness down).
  • - Write, but not read unless allowed by another permission, your contacts data.
  • - Write whatever to your SD card.
  • - Write SMS messages.
  • - com.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • - com.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • - com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • - com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
  • - com.htc.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • - com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
  • - com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
  • - com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE

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Comments and ratings for Textra SMS
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    by Gerardo Guerra on 23/12/2014

    Quick, snappy and super reliable. Awesome for old Android phones. Low memory and resources usage, great app thanks guys! :)

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    by Brandy Babineaux on 23/12/2014

    I love this app because its clean with notification options that I prefer.

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    by Anil Haraksingh Thilsted on 23/12/2014

    Great

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    by Amanda Sisk on 23/12/2014

    I wish there was away you could lock messages.

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    by Jesse Poza on 23/12/2014

    Awesome app

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    by Clayton Coulter on 23/12/2014

    Really cool, fast, easy to manage.

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    by siva karumanchi on 23/12/2014

    Just love it