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    With Hangouts being the default SMS/MMS app on the Nexus 5, I was wondering what other messenger apps were using instead of Hangouts and how are they working?
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    Yes it is. I am trying to like it but so far I am not too happy about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradyesmith View Post
    With Hangouts being the default SMS/MMS app on the Nexus 5, I was wondering what other messenger apps were using instead of Hangouts and how are they working?
    I changed default SMS app Textra after my first day with Hangouts. Quick, smooth no issues so far.
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    Hated Hangout. Tried 8sms and liked it then tried Textra for a few days that was ok. Then went back to 8sms since I like the person's picture next to their text that 8sms does.
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    8sms and textra. Both lightweight and smooth. If you want something with more features and customization then handcent or gosms. I'm using 8sms now. I was previously using Facebook messenger until the last update that messed up the SMS feature.

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    +1 to textra!

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    I guess I will have to try out Textra
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    Hated Hangout. Tried 8sms and liked it then tried Textra for a few days that was ok. Then went back to 8sms since I like the person's picture next to their text that 8sms does.
    Just curious does 8sms let you delete threads without confirmation? Would like to have that ability.
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    I just downloaded textra and so far I'm liking it.
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    One more vote for Textra and one for Smart Messenger, which is amazing.
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    I installed the stock AOSP 4.4 SMS app. It's the best for me. :-)

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    +1 for Go SMS, I tried Textra but went back to Go SMS.
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    I use ChompSMS.

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    I may be the only one who actually likes using Hangouts as my default SMS app. Using it on my Nexus 5 and actually made it the default on my Note 3 and Moto X as well. If I wasn't using it I'd probably go back to my "old faithful" Textra.
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    I really like gosms but the only problem with that is that there is no quick compose. I'm using chompSMS but it's the ugliest app I've ever used!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rishi Bhatia View Post
    I really like gosms but the only problem with that is that there is no quick compose. I'm using chompSMS but it's the ugliest app I've ever used!


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    Textra is also by the ChompSMS dev. I think it's a nice upgrade from Chomp. It also works for group messaging based on groups I have set up in gmail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I use ChompSMS.

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    I've tried a bunch and Chomp is the best in my opinion
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    Glowfly; it isn't a full-fledged texting app, it's more of popup sms app with customization of LEDs (even different colors and different tones for specific contacts). I know a lot of apps do that these days, but, I like Glowfly's simplicity.
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    Tried using Hangouts for a bit but have switched over to 8sms for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aggie View Post
    I may be the only one who actually likes using Hangouts as my default SMS app. Using it on my Nexus 5 and actually made it the default on my Note 3 and Moto X as well. If I wasn't using it I'd probably go back to my "old faithful" Textra.
    I love it too, its nice and simple and works good, but trying to actually hangouts someone(not sms) is where the problem's start as there aint a simple way to start a hangout conversation with someone but other than that its great

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    8sms and textra. Both lightweight and smooth. If you want something with more features and customization then handcent or gosms. I'm using 8sms now. I was previously using Facebook messenger until the last update that messed up the SMS feature.

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    I'm currently using 8SMS because I like the quick reply feature (That was one thing I really liked from the Cyanogenmod roms), but miss the way Textra displays mms and slideshows. Both are really good in my opinion.
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    I'm currently trying aosp 4.4 sms on my wife's Nexus 5, seems simple and easy for her to use. If I decide to buy myself a Nexus 5, I'll probably use the same app.
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    I tried Textra yesterday and I really like it. I have now made it my default SMS client. Thank you for all the recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canucks4life View Post
    I changed default SMS app Textra after my first day with Hangouts. Quick, smooth no issues so far.
    I did the same thing a week ago.....
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