1. Francisco Rivas's Avatar
    Hi Folks,

    I recently purchased the Note 5 and while I love the phone, the stock messaging app is too slow. I researched online and read a lot of articles that recommended hello sms, but when I went to the Play Store it said app is not found. I searched for it online though and I found the apk pack, downloaded it, and now I'm using it, but for some odd reason I cant share videos or see gifs. I am using the new updated Hangouts, but I'd really like to go back to Hello. Is there anything that you all can recommend or do you know of a similar app I can use? I tried EvolveSMS but I kept getting notification banners on the top of old text messages and I didn't know how to fix that. Please help and thanks!
    10-23-2015 05:37 PM
  2. Bob31464's Avatar
    I use Handcent SMS, it's very customizable and easy to use.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-23-2015 07:12 PM
  3. sweetypie31's Avatar
    The Verizon messaging app is good. It's in the play store under messages+. You don't have to be on Verizon to use it.
    Technified likes this.
    10-23-2015 07:20 PM
  4. Connert's Avatar
    The Verizon messaging app is good. It's in the play store under messages+. You don't have to be on Verizon to use it.
    I agree, the Verizon messages + app is very good. However my wife and I just started having a problem with sending MMS to Sprint phones from Verizon while using messages +. The message is received as an empty box. Group messages or images will both not show up correctly. I've had to switch over to the standard Google texting app and it works fine. I'm going to have to do a little research I think.

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    10-23-2015 07:40 PM
  5. Technified's Avatar
    The Verizon messaging app is good. It's in the play store under messages+. You don't have to be on Verizon to use it.
    I have been using the verizon messaging app for quite sometime and I agree that it's good and customizable!

    Posted via my Galaxy Note 5
    10-23-2015 07:59 PM
  6. kj11's Avatar
    You're the second person I've seen today using hangouts for SMS. I'm so sorry. Textra is king of messaging apps.... You're welcome
    10-23-2015 08:01 PM
  7. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    I personally like the stock messaging app. I love the favorites at the top and the schedule message option.

    I dislike the orange color though

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    10-23-2015 08:26 PM
  8. Francisco Rivas's Avatar
    I like Textra, but I got hooked on the whole sliding feature that Hello SMS has. I just wish I could find the reason why the app store doesnt have it.
    10-23-2015 08:28 PM
  9. Connert's Avatar
    I personally like the stock messaging app. I love the favorites at the top and the schedule message option.

    I dislike the orange color though

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    If you're using a Note5 download a theme and it will change the color.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-23-2015 08:52 PM
  10. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    If you're using a Note5 download a theme and it will change the color.

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    I have seen those. I just don't like the other icons etc. I wish could change colors only without changing the icons and whole look.

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    10-23-2015 09:10 PM
  11. Connert's Avatar
    I have seen those. I just don't like the other icons etc. I wish could change colors only without changing the icons and whole look.

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    I'm using Nova launcher with a dark theme and custom icons.

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    10-23-2015 09:22 PM
  12. frow86's Avatar
    You're the second person I've seen today using hangouts for SMS. I'm so sorry. Textra is king of messaging apps.... You're welcome
    +1 for textra
    10-23-2015 11:40 PM
  13. jdfry15's Avatar
    I've used textra for the last couple years.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-23-2015 11:42 PM

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