09-28-2018 08:01 AM
29 12
tools
  1. Jax112's Avatar
    Anybody here using Android message I'm thinking of switching over haven't had any experience with it I typically use the built-in messaging app but I'm looking for some more customization
    09-25-2018 06:13 AM
  2. ajb1965's Avatar
    I use it off and on. Originally I started using it because of the gif support but it had some downsides when it came to per user SMS tones. Now that Samsung's app behaves the same way it's not as big of a deal to me. For customization, many people prefer Textra. I can't really speak to how they compare though. I only used it briefly. It's super easy to switch back and forth between messaging apps though so you can download a few and see what you like.
    09-25-2018 06:24 AM
  3. Jax112's Avatar
    I use it off and on. Originally I started using it because of the gif support but it had some downsides when it came to per user SMS tones. Now that Samsung's app behaves the same way it's not as big of a deal to me. For customization, many people prefer Textra. I can't really speak to how they compare though. I only used it briefly. It's super easy to switch back and forth between messaging apps though so you can download a few and see what you like.
    That's what I'll do. I just saw an article for the app and was curious. The type bar in Samsung text app is too small for my going eyes
    09-25-2018 06:56 AM
  4. illpoetic's Avatar
    Anybody here using Android message I'm thinking of switching over haven't had any experience with it I typically use the built-in messaging app but I'm looking for some more customization
    I tried Textra the other day and I really like it. I used android message for years. But Textra is so much better. And I especially love the deep customizations.
    v65rider and dsignori like this.
    09-25-2018 08:13 AM
  5. cknobman's Avatar
    I use Android message and love it.

    Messages for web is the best part. When I'm on any web browser (even my tablet) I dont need to look at my phone for texts anymore.
    jlangner likes this.
    09-25-2018 08:15 AM
  6. v65rider's Avatar
    I tried Textra the other day and I really like it. I used android message for years. But Textra is so much better. And I especially love the deep customizations.
    Textra is one of the few apps I've actually paid for
    dsignori likes this.
    09-25-2018 09:44 AM
  7. Jax112's Avatar
    I'm gonna give Textra a try looks very cool
    09-25-2018 10:09 AM
  8. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    I tried Textra a week ago and it wasn't syncing all of my old text messages. It would only show some of the texts in my convos but it was missing some.
    09-25-2018 11:22 AM
  9. beardking's Avatar
    The only thing that is keeping me from using Android Message is the fact that I can't schedule text messages through it (that I have found). I have a tendency to send scheduled texts to my wife and friends so I don't text them at midnight when they are asleep (I'm a night owl). For me, the lack of scheduling is a major drawback. If I can figure out a convenient way around that, then I'd definitely be using it as I like the Messages for Web aspect of it (since Pushbullet and the others charge when you exceed a certain limit)
    09-25-2018 11:46 AM
  10. mfreeland's Avatar
    I've been using it for the last couple of years and really like the web feature when I'm on my computer. I like using all the Google apps, including contacts and photos because they work well with each other....
    09-25-2018 11:49 AM
  11. Richard Stewart79's Avatar
    The only thing that is keeping me from using Android Message is the fact that I can't schedule text messages through it (that I have found). I have a tendency to send scheduled texts to my wife and friends so I don't text them at midnight when they are asleep (I'm a night owl). For me, the lack of scheduling is a major drawback. If I can figure out a convenient way around that, then I'd definitely be using it as I like the Messages for Web aspect of it (since Pushbullet and the others charge when you exceed a certain limit)
    Samsung messages you can schedule texts messages, android idk. Never used it
    09-25-2018 12:24 PM
  12. veggie59's Avatar
    That’s why I added the Swiftkey keyboard as you can choose different styles and colors. Unfortunately, my GIFs are posting as links. I have to switch back and forth to post the gifs lol.
    That's what I'll do. I just saw an article for the app and was curious. The type bar in Samsung text app is too small for my going eyes
    09-25-2018 12:30 PM
  13. dsignori's Avatar
    I tried Textra the other day and I really like it. I used android message for years. But Textra is so much better. And I especially love the deep customizations.
    Ditto. Love Textra.
    gendo667 likes this.
    09-25-2018 12:41 PM
  14. gendo667's Avatar
    I'll second Textra.
    09-25-2018 12:44 PM
  15. 11B1P's Avatar
    The only thing that is keeping me from using Android Message is the fact that I can't schedule text messages through it (that I have found). For me, the lack of scheduling is a major drawback.
    I agree with you on the lack of scheduling messages. But I think I like the web for messages feature better.
    09-25-2018 12:48 PM
  16. beardking's Avatar
    Samsung messages you can schedule texts messages, android idk. Never used it
    Yeah, I've always used Samsung messages, which is good I became addicted to being able to schedule messages.
    09-25-2018 12:56 PM
  17. beardking's Avatar
    I agree with you on the lack of scheduling messages. But I think I like the web for messages feature better.
    I may have to go ahead and give up the scheduling feature so I can use the web messaging. I work from home and my wife and I text throughout the day, so not having to pick up my phone all the time is a great thing.
    Until I upgraded to the Note 9 I've been using Join from joapps with decent reliability. But since I upgraded, I can't get it to work at all.
    09-25-2018 12:58 PM
  18. amyf27's Avatar
    I like the stock app because theme backgrounds apply. Now, they may also show up under Textra or other downloadable message apps, I'm not sure.
    09-25-2018 01:08 PM
  19. gendo667's Avatar
    I like the stock app because theme backgrounds apply. Now, they may also show up under Textra or other downloadable message apps, I'm not sure.
    They don't in Textra. You're given the option of light theme, dark and black.
    09-25-2018 01:32 PM
  20. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    I hate how Android messages don't let you pin a conversation to the top like on Samsung messages or Textra
    09-25-2018 01:45 PM
  21. Fit24's Avatar
    I tried Android messages, but prefer Samsung messages. I especially like the ability to schedule messages.
    09-25-2018 06:43 PM
  22. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    How do you schedule messages?
    09-25-2018 06:54 PM
  23. jlangner's Avatar
    I use Android message and love it.

    Messages for web is the best part. When I'm on any web browser (even my tablet) I dont need to look at my phone for texts anymore.
    Same, this makes it great.
    09-25-2018 07:40 PM
  24. Connert's Avatar
    I use Verizon Messages+. I just downloaded Textra to see what all the fuss is about. I'll have to play around with it a few days and see what I can do.

    Messages+ is very customizable, allows you to text from any device using your cell number and you don't have to have Verizon to use it. I use it on my tablet, desktop, laptop, and of course my phone.

    It will also text over wifi on any of your devices. So if you have a wifi only tablet it will work just fine on Messages+.

    Also allows scheduled text.
    09-25-2018 07:50 PM
  25. LCW's Avatar
    It's all I use. I disabled Samsung messages. Dark mode now which is awesome. Messages on the web is a nice feature also.
    11B1P likes this.
    09-25-2018 08:00 PM
29 12

Similar Threads

  1. android pie news
    By Steve Frost2 in forum Nokia 7 Plus
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-08-2018, 04:38 AM
  2. How do I retrieve an attachment in a text message
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-25-2018, 07:59 PM
  3. Why doesn't android auto switch from 4g LTE to 3g if the 4g signal is too weak?
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-25-2018, 12:34 PM
  4. My text messages are being cut short
    By Android Central Question in forum Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-25-2018, 12:10 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-25-2018, 01:33 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD