1. MetalMike901's Avatar
    Hi all!

    Now that in 4.4 you can use any SMS app, although hangouts will be default, I'm curious what are seen as the best SMS app alternatives out there? I've only really used the stock messenger on the N4 and use Hangouts for video mainly. If hangouts isn't the best SMS client, which should I look at. I've seen GoSms, Handcent, etc as popular alternatives in the play store.

    Thanks!

    Posted via Android Central App on my white Nexus 4 with StraightTalk
    11-02-2013 02:06 PM
  2. gone down south's Avatar
    I'm sticking with Textra for now.

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    11-02-2013 02:09 PM
  3. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    I like Handcent. Go SMS has to much bloat/advertising etc. unless you go paid. JM2C
    11-02-2013 02:59 PM
  4. aaatoel's Avatar
    Does 8sms work well in 4.4? It is my to go solution until now.
    11-03-2013 03:16 AM
  5. ethertwist's Avatar
    I've been using Chomp as my SMS since I switched from an iPhone to an N4. It's a clean, simple and straightforward interface and for an android novice like myself, it's been perfect!
    11-03-2013 03:50 AM
  6. Jonneh's Avatar
    Glowfly (haven't tried on 4.4 yet. Gotta wait for my Nexus 5 to arrive on Tuesday).
    11-03-2013 09:57 PM
  7. BrandonEnr7's Avatar
    Although I would probably stay with Hangouts, I would probably look at Handcent as I used it in the past. It has been quite a while though since I used it so not sure what it has to offer as of late.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-03-2013 11:46 PM
  8. jamontoast1291's Avatar
    Sliding messaging, best UI on a 3rd party SMS app by a longshot
    11-04-2013 01:06 PM
  9. pappy53's Avatar
    I've been using Chomp as my SMS since I switched from an iPhone to an N4. It's a clean, simple and straightforward interface and for an android novice like myself, it's been perfect!
    +1 on Chomp.
    11-05-2013 12:22 PM
  10. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    Does 8sms work well in 4.4? It is my to go solution until now.
    Me and another guy had issues with MMS crashing the app.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-05-2013 12:43 PM
  11. Chughes13xX's Avatar
    Honestly, I love what's being done with hangouts. If they can integrate sms and hangouts (from the same person) into one thread like iMessage, it will certainly be hard to beat.
    11-05-2013 09:19 PM
  12. totti_07's Avatar
    +1 on Chomp.
    +2...I absolutely love it
    11-06-2013 12:38 AM
  13. JB802's Avatar
    To the guys using Chomp, check out Textra, its the new project by the same developers, and it was my favorite client, by far... i think Chomp is going to be abandonded... I took a wild shot on the verizon messages app and was floored when it was actually awesome... so that's my current go to for sms and mms, it handles group messeging and attachments better than any other client, almost as good as iMessage... though textra was damn good too...

    I used to use handcent, but found it dated.... and there are better options
    11-06-2013 06:57 AM

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