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  1. prettylights808's Avatar
    I don't like the verizon or stock messaging app. Which ones do you guys recommend?

    Also, do any of you use any launchers?
    12-03-2016 07:37 PM
  2. 1Coopgt's Avatar
    Textra & Nova Prime.
    12-03-2016 07:39 PM
  3. 420lyfe's Avatar
    Google messenger is my personal favorite.
    12-03-2016 07:42 PM
  4. anon(10099834)'s Avatar
    Stock Messenger that came with Pixel
    12-03-2016 07:43 PM
  5. benjamminh's Avatar
    Action Launcher 3 or Nova.
    12-03-2016 07:55 PM
  6. kmf1's Avatar
    I'm a long time Textra user who has been trying the Verizon Message plus app lately. The only thing I don't like about the Verizon app is that it doesn't automatically save mms pictures to the gallery. For my launcher I use Nova Prime.
    12-03-2016 08:24 PM
  7. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    Every time I try to get away from Textra, I come right back
    12-03-2016 11:10 PM
  8. Kayza's Avatar
    Textra. The main thing that pulled me away from the stock app that came with the phone (Samsung) is the ability to schedule a text. It's just great.
    12-03-2016 11:51 PM
  9. doogald's Avatar
    I prefer the stock Google messages app, but, if somebody told me that I had to choose another, it would be Textra as well.

    As for launchers, I like having Google Now as the far left home screen, so Google Now launcher is my obvious choice. A close second is Action Launcher, which can also be set up to have the far left screen be Google Now cards, and, in addition to other good third party launchers, has a backup/restore feature for settings, layout, etc.
    12-04-2016 10:48 AM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    I use Google Messenger for SMS/MMS, but Allo for a better experience with media.
    12-04-2016 03:32 PM
  11. 9878's Avatar
    Textra. I try others, but always go back.
    12-04-2016 04:42 PM
  12. crammpa's Avatar
    I like ChompSMS
    12-04-2016 04:43 PM
  13. jleebiker's Avatar
    Message+ and or Viber for the end-to-end encryption and one button location sharing.
    Ry likes this.
    12-06-2016 04:23 PM
  14. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    Even surprises me that I prefer Verizon's. Message +
    Ry, PowrDroid, Connert and 2 others like this.
    12-06-2016 04:42 PM
  15. Mattsg430's Avatar
    Textra

    Google Now launcher
    12-06-2016 06:01 PM
  16. Kayza's Avatar
    I like having Google Now, as well, but I wound up with Nova Launcher, and the google now cards all the way at the left, as well. At the same time, I like that I can swipe in both directions to and from that screen.
    12-06-2016 10:24 PM
  17. Sam_Gs7's Avatar
    I stick with Google messenger. From my experience most of
    the 3rd party apps at some point it cause negative issues like..
    improperly sychronization or fail to Notify about new
    messages,.etc. So better stay with the messenger
    company that created the--Android OpSystem
    12-07-2016 12:18 AM
  18. Connert's Avatar
    Verizon Messages plus for me. It has so many options for customization and can be used on a tablet (Verizon or not) or a PC. You can actually use it to place voice calls from a WiFi only tablet if needed.
    PowrDroid and xeene like this.
    12-07-2016 04:25 PM
  19. Ry's Avatar
    Verizon's messaging app is actually pretty good.
    benjamminh and xeene like this.
    12-07-2016 05:17 PM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    Verizon's messaging app is actually pretty good.
    I have never thought so myself. I have tried it multiple times, but the UI is awful and I don't particularly need features like access on computers or tablets, eGifts, Glympse, scheduled messages, etc. I just want messaging on my phone.

    Ok, saying this, next fall I am traveling to Europe and will likely install a local SIM while I am there, and will use the Verizon Messaging app only then, because that will allow me to receive SMS messages over data networks (WiFi and non-VZW mobile data) rather than just SMS. As soon as I get home, though, it's getting uninstalled.

    I understand that everyone is not me, and maybe my issues with VM+ is not all that commonly shared, but - IMHO - it's an awful app to look at and use.
    12-07-2016 05:42 PM
  21. Connert's Avatar
    I have never thought so myself. I have tried it multiple times, but the UI is awful and I don't particularly need features like access on computers or tablets, eGifts, Glympse, scheduled messages, etc. I just want messaging on my phone.

    Ok, saying this, next fall I am traveling to Europe and will likely install a local SIM while I am there, and will use the Verizon Messaging app only then, because that will allow me to receive SMS messages over data networks (WiFi and non-VZW mobile data) rather than just SMS. As soon as I get home, though, it's getting uninstalled.

    I understand that everyone is not me, and maybe my issues with VM+ is not all that commonly shared, but - IMHO - it's an awful app to look at and use.
    I definitely respect your opinion but have to ask, what SMS app do you use that has more custom GUI options than VM+?

    It is one of the best features for me, it allows for so many custom looks.
    PowrDroid likes this.
    12-08-2016 01:30 PM
  22. wonderbread's Avatar
    Textera and Hangouts.

    I use stock launcher 3 but am tempted to go to Home2, which allows for mapping of double tap home.
    12-08-2016 02:09 PM
  23. elvee68's Avatar
    Google Messenger and Action Launcher 3
    12-20-2016 10:29 PM
  24. KevinB73XX's Avatar
    Used to use GoSMS and then older version of Google Messenger.

    For those using Messenger 2.0 like on Pixel, can you schedule a text message? I can't find the option.
    12-23-2016 04:34 PM
  25. anon(6142785)'s Avatar
    Textra of course.
    Mattsg430 likes this.
    12-24-2016 06:52 PM
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