1. StayingAlert's Avatar
    I've been using Hangouts for text messages, since this is the default msg app for KitKat. (New Nexus 5 - great phone, by the way).

    Hangouts is confusing in some areas, however. What are the implications if I am signed in or note signed in with my Google ID? There appear to be two "modes" - one with my Google ID and one labeled "SMS". Is it just me, or are others confused about this?

    At one point there was a question about signing in to Google+, but I don't want to do that - don't want the baggage associated with the so-called "social networks." I haven't seen that notice or choice recently, however.

    Should I look for other message apps? I would like a cross-platform app that syncs messages with an app that can run on my iPad and desktop computer (iMac). I am trying MightyText. It works, but it keeps nattering me, saying that I'm not signed in. Maybe this happens because my desktop computer goes to "sleep" - not sure about this.

    Am I just making this harder than it has to be? Thanks.
    03-18-2014 08:44 PM
  2. tube517's Avatar
    Use 8SMS. 100 times better than Hangouts for SMS. It's kitkat friendly and very good.
    03-18-2014 11:09 PM
  3. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Picture Messaging and Group Video Calling requires Google+.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3 using Tapatalk
    03-18-2014 11:34 PM

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