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  1. ramsv94'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?
    01-16-2015 12:25 AM
  2. MightyMike's Avatar
    The one and only Textra. Don't leave home without it! Lol

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    01-16-2015 01:01 AM
  3. bat0nas's Avatar
    Google Messenger (speed and splicity is perfect). Simply the best. Beats easily stock app and Hangouts.
    DEman19901 likes this.
    01-16-2015 01:56 AM
  4. bplink95's Avatar
    I have verizon and love their messenger + app. I've never looked at any of the alternatives because it works perfect for me. Maybe not for others but for me it does

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    01-16-2015 02:03 AM
  5. muzzy996's Avatar
    I like Textra . . Stock messenger and Hangouts wouldn't do MMS group texting well for me with friends on other carriers/phones.
    Robert Griffith likes this.
    01-16-2015 02:51 AM
  6. Carrtman's Avatar
    Textra best SMS app out there
    Robert Griffith likes this.
    01-16-2015 03:58 AM
  7. Marcin Stachurski's Avatar
    Used to use Hangouts and then fell in love with Textra, but have been using Google Messenger since it was introduced and it works best for me. Simple, fast and efficient.

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    DEman19901 likes this.
    01-16-2015 04:45 AM
  8. philip42's Avatar
    I've said it a few times on here, but I use stock, prediction on, 3x4 keyboard layout, with one handed use on and continuous input (swipe) on. I find it great. I use it one handed most of the time. Every word you type in that it doesn't know, it remembers every one for later. Great.

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    01-16-2015 05:21 AM
  9. rabernet's Avatar
    I used to use GOSMS. After reading about it here a few weeks back, I switched to Textra.
    01-16-2015 05:53 AM
  10. fallenangel808's Avatar
    I have to agree, I really enjoy the VZ messages app as well. I also love that I'm able to install this app on my tablets and still able to send and receive texts w/o having to carry my phone around whenever I don't need it.
    I have verizon and love their messenger + app. I've never looked at any of the alternatives because it works perfect for me. Maybe not for others but for me it does

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    bculwell88 and Connert like this.
    01-16-2015 07:32 AM
  11. Kjthomas0724's Avatar
    Just downloaded textra and love it!

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    01-16-2015 09:02 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would recommend Textra or ChompSMS. I use ChompSMS and love it.
    Harlemknight likes this.
    01-16-2015 11:03 AM
  13. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Textra or Google Messenger. Be aware that Google Messenger seems to have a common problem with hangs/snags/delays sending/receiving MMS images. It may not happen right away, but after 2-3 weeks it starts happening to many people. Not sure if the issue has been addressed yet. I DL'd Textra when it started happening to me, haven't gone back.
    01-16-2015 11:09 AM
  14. Harlemknight's Avatar
    Which ones have a private box besides Go sms pro?

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    01-16-2015 12:30 PM
  15. msnider23's Avatar
    I use Hangouts on mine, does everything I need it to
    01-16-2015 02:57 PM
  16. KahneFan's Avatar
    I liked Textra, and the Message+ is cool. However, lately I have been using the default message program (on VZW N4) for 1 main reason which I have not seen on others. The default messaging program shows me very clearly when the message is a group message. It will list multiple names in the list view and then it has a highlighted bar in the message view.
    01-16-2015 03:12 PM
  17. beh's Avatar
    I prefer the stock app. Why? Because it can be used in multi-window to allow the use of all of the things that can be done with the multi-tasking options of the Note 4. I have been using EvolveSMS which I really like for the themes and backgrounds that are available but the developer has not seen fit to update the app to allow for multi-window use on the Note 4. And I much prefer the ability to use the strength of the Note 4 over cosmetics.
    01-16-2015 03:17 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I prefer the stock app. Why? Because it can be used in multi-window to allow the use of all of the things that can be done with the multi-tasking options of the Note 4. I have been using EvolveSMS which I really like for the themes and backgrounds that are available but the developer has not seen fit to update the app to allow for multi-window use on the Note 4. And I much prefer the ability to use the strength of the Note 4 over cosmetics.
    This is why I use ChompSMS though (or Textra) -- If someone texts me and I am in another app doing something -- A quick reply pops up and I can reply real quick from there .. and continue in my app. No need to multi-window it just to respond.
    01-16-2015 03:35 PM
  19. Uncle Reemus's Avatar
    I really like Evolve. Been a pretty solid app for me so far
    01-16-2015 03:50 PM
  20. fabris40's Avatar
    A Textra user here.
    Alex Wetzel likes this.
    01-16-2015 04:33 PM
  21. pwscott's Avatar
    Handcent SMS. Love the rich set of features and the Private Box.
    kanesmith41 likes this.
    01-16-2015 05:04 PM
  22. Uncle Reemus's Avatar
    All of you guys using Textra, I guess I'll join the Masses and give it a shot...
    MightyMike and Alex Wetzel like this.
    01-16-2015 06:37 PM
  23. BarfingMonkey's Avatar
    Handcent here too!
    Tetra had some weird stuff in the background.
    Kane89 likes this.
    01-16-2015 09:16 PM
  24. johnnylighton's Avatar
    I used to use GOSMS. After reading about it here a few weeks back, I switched to Textra.
    Same story here. Very happy with the switch. I backed up my texts in Go SMS first but got a pleasant surprise when all my texts showed up in Textra without my having to do anything.
    rabernet likes this.
    01-16-2015 10:30 PM
  25. beh's Avatar
    This is why I use ChompSMS though (or Textra) -- If someone texts me and I am in another app doing something -- A quick reply pops up and I can reply real quick from there .. and continue in my app. No need to multi-window it just to respond.
    That isn't why I use a multi-tasking messaging app. I use it because I can then drag and drop to email, or contacts, or phone dialer, etc. All without having to cut and paste. To me that is the whole point of having a Note 4, to be able to do more, more easily.
    01-17-2015 11:49 AM
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