1. Jamielampert23's Avatar
    I just switched from having an iPhone for a long time. Still figuring my galaxy S8+. What texting apps, email apps, and anything else you all might recommend?
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-04-2018 06:11 PM
  2. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums! We are glad you are here! Good choice with your Samsung Galaxy S8+!

    Having transitioned from BlackBerry to Android a few years back, I can definitely understand the feelings you are experiencing. We are here to help! I'm sure within a few days, you'll have everything figured out!

    As far as texting apps, I hands-down recommend Textra. It's a great app that has a ton of customizable features - you can customize your text bubbles and bubble colours; you can set text notifications per contact (my favourite part ever); you can use a light/dark theme; and more. I recommend upgrading to the Pro version as well - the app development team are super speedy at answering client questions and troubleshoot very effectively and quickly.

    I don't use any special email apps - just the stock email app that came with my phone. However, I am sure that other users here will be able to help you in that department!

    With regards to other apps to download, I highly recommend Zedge. It's a free wallpaper/ringtone/notification app. If you love assigning different ringtones and text notifications for different contacts, I highly recommend it. They have everything! For example, my brother's ringtone is the 1960's Spider-Man theme song... This app is amazing.

    Please feel free to post questions and to head on over to the S8+ sub-forums - they are quite active. Enjoy yourself here!
    01-04-2018 07:05 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    Welcome.
    For email I use Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo apps. I do not use the native email app.
    For texting I used the default Samsung texting app.
    Pretty much everything else is Google service based - Keep for notes, Drive for cloud storage, Google Photos for photo backup etc.
    I also use Microsoft One Note and One Drive for my office files. I used Word, Excel and PowerPoint quite a bit.

    This is my setup regardless of the Android device.
    I used S7edge, S8 and Note 8 in 2017 from Samsung.

    Most likely will get a S9 and Note 9 later this year as well.

    Currently I am using Pixel 2 and 2 XL.
    01-04-2018 07:06 PM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Hello! Welcome to the forums!
    01-04-2018 07:09 PM
  5. Tim1954's Avatar
    Welcome to the Dark Side!
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    01-04-2018 07:18 PM
  6. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Definitely Textra for texting...change your launcher to Nova. There are numerous email apps. Gmail, bluemail, etc. Even the stock app is fine.

    You're gonna love S8+ it is a beast.
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    01-04-2018 07:49 PM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome!
    If you don't have it already, grab Google's Find My Device app from the Play Store.
    01-04-2018 08:44 PM
  8. Jamielampert23's Avatar
    Cool thanks for the advice. I set up the gmail app with my comcast.net email and now can't seem to remove that account.
    01-04-2018 09:03 PM
  9. Jamielampert23's Avatar
    What else are you using for apps
    01-04-2018 09:07 PM
  10. c-shock's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    01-05-2018 12:32 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Welcome welcome!
    01-05-2018 12:06 PM
  12. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central & Mobile Nations.

    Mav.
    01-05-2018 12:32 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!
    01-06-2018 02:14 AM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    A little late, but welcome to the forums!!
    01-08-2018 09:46 AM
  15. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the forums at Android Central!
    01-09-2018 09:13 PM
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    Welcome to Android Central!
    Enjoy the site and post often!
    02-16-2018 02:24 AM
  17. TraderGary's Avatar
    Welcome Jamie!
    I'm a longtime Android user and I'm currently using a Google Pixel 2 XL 128.
    For email I use Microsoft Outlook 365 and I have my own mail server on GoDaddy.com.
    For texting I've stayed with the default Google Messages texting app.
    02-17-2018 12:50 AM
  18. Fran Gilberte's Avatar
    Welcome to AC forums!
    03-23-2018 10:08 AM

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