1. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    Hi folks is the stock message app good?
    04-19-2017 04:58 PM
  2. prissysox's Avatar
    Hi folks is the stock message app good?
    It's pretty good. I only went back to Google messages as I archive my messages.
    04-19-2017 06:24 PM
  3. jackal24's Avatar
    Textra hands down
    04-19-2017 07:44 PM
  4. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Textra hands down
    I concur. Very customizable.

    Mav.
    04-19-2017 08:18 PM
  5. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I'm hoping the regular app will have improved, but if not textra is my go to app.
    04-19-2017 08:20 PM
  6. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Coming from an Apple device, where we don't get this choice unless jailbroken, I have been scouring Google for the 'Best Android replacement to <app>' all day!

    I shall look at Textra if the standard app is a bust.
    blaine07 likes this.
    04-19-2017 08:33 PM
  7. teristark's Avatar
    Textra hands down
    Yep! Textra - first app I set as default.
    tasha_c likes this.
    04-19-2017 08:44 PM
  8. durandetto's Avatar
    I used textra on my v20 as the stock choice was Google messages and I'm not a fan. Samsung's stock messaging app is pretty good. I've always stuck with stock on my Samsung phones. Now that I've used textra I may switch back.
    04-19-2017 08:54 PM
  9. michaelp68's Avatar
    Chomp also works very well and is highly customizable.
    04-19-2017 08:58 PM
  10. thurask's Avatar
    I use Signal for texts, because I like how it looks over the stock one. Don't really text that much, though.
    04-19-2017 09:06 PM
  11. wrich2005's Avatar
    It's pretty good. I only went back to Google messages as I archive my messages.
    Me too. I love being able to archive messages that aren't relevant at the moment, yet still there and can understand the context if someone texts me. I wish all apps had that.
    04-19-2017 09:14 PM
  12. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Chomp also works very well and is highly customizable.
    I used the iPhone equivalent of Chomp on my jailbroken iPhone many moons ago. It was called Bite SMS and looked identical to the Android version. It was pretty good.
    04-19-2017 09:26 PM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I used to use Textra until I found this one called "Pulse." I love it because you can text from any device or PC as well. I'm sticking with Pulse
    sweetypie31 and blaine07 like this.
    04-19-2017 09:39 PM
  14. omgitselaine's Avatar
    Textra here as well
    04-19-2017 09:59 PM
  15. prissysox's Avatar
    Me too. I love being able to archive messages that aren't relevant at the moment, yet still there and can understand the context if someone texts me. I wish all apps had that.
    Unfortunately Google messages wasn't playing nice. Had to default to Sammy app to get mms messages to go though. 😥😣
    qmeans2 likes this.
    04-19-2017 11:04 PM
  16. nonie's Avatar
    It's pretty good. I only went back to Google messages as I archive my messages.

    I'm using stock on my s5. . So I assume that's Samsung? Is there a way to back up the text, so when I get new phone tomorrow I can get them on it?
    Mark8768 likes this.
    04-20-2017 08:21 AM
  17. kashabrown's Avatar
    Textra here. SMS Backup for archiving.
    04-20-2017 09:04 AM
  18. cipo81's Avatar
    I use Google Messages primarily because I am able to send GIF's (Clearly for business purposes lol). Any word on Samsung app having this ability now?
    04-20-2017 09:19 AM
  19. justafew's Avatar
    I've tried so many different sms apps and always come back to Textra. Hands down the cleanest, most customizable and it just works. So many of the others have issues with MMS or notifications or it's always some little nag that Textra just never has issues with. And the support!! I give them a freaking Gold star for their support - they are always so prompt to reply and help.
    ScottsoNJ likes this.
    04-20-2017 09:44 AM
  20. jackal24's Avatar
    I use Google Messages primarily because I am able to send GIF's (Clearly for business purposes lol). Any word on Samsung app having this ability now?
    I looked but couldn't find it. That's why I use Textra. Wish I could use the Samsung version because it works better with my watch
    04-20-2017 10:45 AM
  21. cipo81's Avatar
    That is the exact reason I have the Samsung messenger as my default because it syncs better with my watch.
    04-20-2017 10:53 AM
  22. lafountain's Avatar
    I'm using stock on my s5. . So I assume that's Samsung? Is there a way to back up the text, so when I get new phone tomorrow I can get them on it?
    There are apps in the play store that can do this, it will save them as a file and then you store that file on google drive or anywhere else not on the phone, install that app on the new phone, import messages and there they are. I used one a few times that was good, can't remember it off the top of my head though and my phone is in a locker while I'm at work so can't check it to look either.


    Edit: Looked when I took a break, simple name for the app, SMS Backup and Restore.
    04-20-2017 10:56 AM
  23. CKwik240's Avatar
    I concur with Textra. Though it has some bugs using it with T-Mobile. But there is a setting specifically for T-Mobile and that seems to resolve it. There are still some issues, but the stock app also has the same bugs so I'm assuming those are on their end. I've been using the stock app on my s7 and now my s8 for better gear s3 integration, but it seems I haven't really used any of the features I gain on the watch from using the stock app. I may switch back soon. The stock app on phone is a bit frustrating.
    04-20-2017 02:57 PM
  24. qmeans2's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue, android messages won't send MMS when on wifi. All other apps I've tried seem to be fine
    Brian Street likes this.
    04-20-2017 07:49 PM
  25. Aquila's Avatar
    Android Messages +1
    04-21-2017 08:29 AM
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