12-26-2015 10:20 PM
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  1. Porkchopexpress1969's Avatar
    Just curious what app do you guys use for texting? I'm soon getting a Note 4 and interested in maybe trying a different app. I've been using textra almost since the day after i got my S3. I wasn't a fan of the stock messaging app, so i got textra and I love it. Has a lot of the features I look for but i am always up for trying something different with a new phone. Also has the stock messaging app gotten any better?
    Became a Chomp Sms fan fast and has Been reliable

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    05-07-2015 10:18 PM
  2. mrsmoore78's Avatar
    I actually like GO SMS PRO better than anything else, but it is slow and drains the battery with all of the cool graphics and themes. I ended up going back to Textra because of how much faster and more efficient it is. No bells and whistles, but definitely a better functioning app all around.
    05-08-2015 10:27 AM
  3. JaceKG's Avatar
    For me it's not being able to customize with the stock app. I can't even set different ring tones for each contact that I text.
    That's a fair point... I love the note 4 but coming from s4 which I could change message tones etc for each user it is a little annoying I can't with the note but Pro's & Cons

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    05-08-2015 02:21 PM
  4. JaceKG's Avatar
    Sure you can. Go to contacts and choose to add another field.
    Didn't know that... trying that now

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    05-08-2015 02:25 PM
  5. hi2udavid's Avatar
    What makes the stock message app that bad that people change to third party message apps. Pro's & Cons

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    The main reason for me is emojis. Love them but can't use them with the standard messaging app.

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    05-08-2015 05:00 PM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The main reason for me is emojis. Love them but can't use them with the standard messaging app.

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    I can use them. I use SwiftKey and it comes with emojis and uses emojis. The emoji support was added in KitKat.
    05-08-2015 06:53 PM
  7. Trigati's Avatar
    I use Textra. It's simple, has some customizations I like, and quick. I wanted to use Google Messenger, but I noticed sometimes I wouldn't get texts that were sent for some reason. Not all texts, and not just specific senders - no real pattern for which texts didn't make it through. That was a couple months back though, so I may try Google messenger again.
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    05-08-2015 09:23 PM
  8. hi2udavid's Avatar
    I can use them. I use SwiftKey and it comes with emojis and uses emojis. The emoji support was added in KitKat.
    Awesome tip! 👍

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    05-08-2015 10:43 PM
  9. radicchio's Avatar
    Didn't know that... trying that now

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    If it works, would you please elaborate. What extra field do you add and how does it tie in with unique ringtones for various contacts? Thanks.
    05-08-2015 10:45 PM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    If it works, would you please elaborate. What extra field do you add and how does it tie in with unique ringtones for various contacts? Thanks.
    In the contacts. Edit the contact, choose to add an extra field and make it a message tone and choose which one you want for that specific contact.
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    05-08-2015 11:43 PM
  11. sweetypie31's Avatar
    Gosms WAS my go to text app, but now I'm going with the stock. Not being able to customize ring tones was my only issue with stock, but now that I know how to do it with stock I can use it. So far so good.
    05-09-2015 06:57 AM
  12. JaceKG's Avatar
    If it works, would you please elaborate. What extra field do you add and how does it tie in with unique ringtones for various contacts? Thanks.
    I simply went to the contact in my contacts and hit edit icon and added an extra field "message tone" it works

    Posted from my rooted Note 4 and loving it
    radicchio likes this.
    05-09-2015 04:34 PM
  13. radicchio's Avatar
    Thanks Jace & Kelly for explaining. That's good to know.

    Now I have another question, if you don't mind ... Can I also make an additional field for phone tone that would ring when I get a phone call from that contact? Or would that be confusing?

    If it won't work with two tones (one for message and one for phone per contact) and it was more important to me to have the unique tone for the phone calls rather than message, would this same method work for the phone calls rather than text?
    05-09-2015 09:37 PM
  14. donb2010's Avatar
    I've been using Sliding Messaging and works great for me.
    05-10-2015 02:39 AM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Thanks Jace & Kelly for explaining. That's good to know.

    Now I have another question, if you don't mind ... Can I also make an additional field for phone tone that would ring when I get a phone call from that contact? Or would that be confusing?

    If it won't work with two tones (one for message and one for phone per contact) and it was more important to me to have the unique tone for the phone calls rather than message, would this same method work for the phone calls rather than text?
    Go to contacts, then the contact you want the ringtone for. Click the edit button and you will see listed, "Ringtone". Mine is under "Groups". Choose the ringtone you want for the contact there.

    You can have a unique ringtone for a contact and a totally different and unique message tone for that same contact.
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    05-10-2015 03:03 AM
  16. radicchio's Avatar
    Go to contacts, then the contact you want the ringtone for. Click the edit button and you will see listed, "Ringtone". Mine is under "Groups". Choose the ringtone you want for the contact there.

    You can have a unique ringtone for a contact and a totally different and unique message tone for that same contact.
    Thanks again, Kelly. Your explanations are very helpful!
    Kelly Kearns likes this.
    05-10-2015 11:06 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Thanks again, Kelly. Your explanations are very helpful!
    I've worked at a computer helpdesk before, I had to assume everyone barely knew how to turn their computer on. When I was new to Android, I would get very quick instructions made for people that knew more than the average user, about the phone. I knew LESS than the average user, so the answers didn't help me any.

    I try to answer how I would want someone else to answer and the detailed answer generally covers everyone, so if someone comes and reads and isn't really knowledgeable, they can still follow the directions I give.
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    05-10-2015 11:12 AM
  18. kwest12's Avatar
    Anyone ever figure out an app to auto-delete texts? Specifically looking for an app that limits texts-per-convo. It helps keep text convos small so that it doesn't lag up the phone terribly.
    12-26-2015 07:39 PM
  19. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    Very happy textra user here!

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
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    12-26-2015 10:12 PM
  20. sharon harvey's Avatar
    The one and only Textra. Don't leave home without it! Lol

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    Most of definitely! All I use

    Sent from my SCH-R970 using Android Central
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    12-26-2015 10:17 PM
  21. sharon harvey's Avatar
    I absolutely recommend Textra. All I use. Love it! Buy the pro version. Worth it!

    Sent from my SCH-R970 using Android Central
    12-26-2015 10:20 PM
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