1. paofelix21's Avatar
    How is your experience with the stock sms app? I love how it look and feel but it lags. Any third party apps worth downloading?

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-07-2014 09:55 AM
  2. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Personally, I have never been a fan of the stock messaging app on any device I have had.
    I have tried a few and I love Go SMS Pro as my main texting option.
    Just my $.02
    Everyone has their favorite.

    Mav.
    08-07-2014 10:44 AM
  3. Amy Schwarz's Avatar
    I've been using Textra after reading about it here and I really like it.. 👍

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    08-07-2014 10:48 AM
  4. JaiMento's Avatar
    Does the LG G3 stock SMS app suck?

    That thread should offer some opinions for you.

    Right now, I'm using Handcent and I like it. I've used Go SMS Pro in the past, as well, and I liked it also.
    08-07-2014 10:49 AM
  5. RSindian's Avatar
    EvolveSMS for me
    08-07-2014 09:34 PM
  6. jneusch's Avatar
    I'm going to start using Hangouts because of the Android Wear support. Now I can reply to texts via voice on my watch.

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    08-07-2014 10:23 PM
  7. kj11's Avatar
    I like hangouts quite a bit

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    08-07-2014 10:29 PM
  8. maskedcarrot's Avatar
    I've been using Textra after reading about it here and I really like it..
    Ya I second that. I just installed Textra tonight and I love it.

    I've been using Handcent for years, but it has gotten so bloated, and now their new version 6 is laggy. The reason I stuck with Handcent for so long is because it was the only SMS app which displayed incoming text on the lockscreen and allowed me to reply without even unlocking my phone.

    Textra does that as well, except it looks a tad different in the way that it does it, but the end result is the same. Plus Textra seems better optimized and not bogged down with all that extra crap that Handcent has.
    08-07-2014 11:44 PM
  9. WordPainter's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any lag with the stock messaging app. I used to use GoSMS and absolutely hated it. All the "Go" apps (SMS, Launcher, Locker, etc) are horrid. They have lots of lag, are bloated and the developer inserts nag pop ups in the apps and notifications whenever he updates. Just horrible apps.
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    08-08-2014 12:00 AM
  10. Gator352's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any lag with the stock messaging app. I used to use GoSMS and absolutely hated it. All the "Go" apps (SMS, Launcher, Locker, etc) are horrid. They have lots of lag, are bloated and the developer inserts nag pop ups in the apps and notifications whenever he updates. Just horrible apps.
    Never liked the "GO" line of apps.

    I like the stock app. I do. But like the OP stated, mine stutters here and there and it can get quite annoying but I still use it. I also like hangouts and would use it, but it seems (unless someone can school me??) you can't use it unless the other party is using it also.
    08-08-2014 04:58 AM
  11. mhunter6378's Avatar
    Never liked the "GO" line of apps.

    I like the stock app. I do. But like the OP stated, mine stutters here and there and it can get quite annoying but I still use it. I also like hangouts and would use it, but it seems (unless someone can school me??) you can't use it unless the other party is using it also.
    I prefer the stock app as well and you're right it does stutter from time to time (for me it's when it is initially loading more so than any other time). Hangouts works fine for standard SMS and MMS and the recipient does not have to have Hangouts installed. It will work just like any other texting app. For instant messaging and video calling though, the recipient does need Hangouts for those features to be of any use.
    08-08-2014 06:48 AM
  12. Gator352's Avatar
    I prefer the stock app as well and you're right it does stutter from time to time (for me it's when it is initially loading more so than any other time). Hangouts works fine for standard SMS and MMS and the recipient does not have to have Hangouts installed. It will work just like any other texting app. For instant messaging and video calling though, the recipient does need Hangouts for those features to be of any use.
    That's what I thought about SMS. If I send a regular SMS to my wife using hangouts, she doesn't receive it using stock on her S4 but when she turns on hangouts, she'll get my SMS. Weird.
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    08-08-2014 07:08 AM
  13. jneusch's Avatar
    That's what I thought about SMS. If I send a regular SMS to my wife using hangouts, she doesn't receive it using stock on her S4 but when she turns on hangouts, she'll get my SMS. Weird.
    You need to set up Hangouts as the default messaging app in Hangouts settings. Then it should work fine.

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    08-08-2014 07:30 AM
  14. Gator352's Avatar
    You need to set up Hangouts as the default messaging app in Hangouts settings. Then it should work fine.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I'll give that try. I never set it as "default", I just used it.
    08-08-2014 07:42 AM
  15. Asterisk's Avatar
    The stock SMS app is superb for me. I dunno WTF else do you want from messaging app, people.
    08-08-2014 07:58 AM
  16. paofelix21's Avatar
    Thanks guys. The stock app is great but it stutters that is why i am considering 3rd party apps.

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    08-08-2014 08:13 AM
  17. Cmatt1971's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any stutter in the stock messaging app, but I keep it pretty well cleaned out by constantly deleting messages.

    I've tried other app but still continue to use the stock app.

    Sent from my LG-D850 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-08-2014 08:30 AM
  18. Gator352's Avatar
    The stock SMS app is superb for me. I dunno WTF else do you want from messaging app, people.
    I want it to cook me breakfast, hold my thingy while I pee, and foot massages every three hours. That's WTF I want it to do!
    WordPainter likes this.
    08-08-2014 08:48 AM

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