With the increased rate of technological advancement, it’s worth noting that texting has become one of the most popular ways to communicate. Unlike calling, texting does not create that closer touch but it’s a sure way to keep in touch while running a number of other errands on your schedule. Let’s look at some of the best texting apps. It’s worth taking into consideration that you may experience hitches with some of them due to your Android version, device, texting habits, carrier, etc.

Evolve SMS

This app comes free though with in-app purchases. Though it had an unstable beginning, EvolveSMS has turned out to be one of the better texting apps that gives you a solid texting experience. Among its amazing features are customizable notifications, password protection, total multimedia support, etc. This app also comes with support for Android Wear.

Chomp SMS

This free app also comes with in-app purchases. It has seen better days on Android, being one of the earliest pretty good texting apps. Its evolution has seen it become an app that inculcates Material Design with plenty of other features like SMS blocking, MMS, emojis, quick notification replies and group messaging too. It’s also available on Pushbullet support and Android Wear.

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GO SMS

Being a free-to-download popular app with in-app purchases, GO SMS comes with a wide array of features which include uncountable themes, delayed sending of texts, SMS blocking, support for dual SIM and even usual features such as stickers and emojis. A privacy box also comes in handy, from where you can send private encoded messages.

Google Hangouts

This is one of Google’s first texting apps. Its features are similar to those of Skype, Messenger, Skype, etc. However, this app can also be used for normal text messaging according to the settings customization. Its features such as a simple UI and impressive MMS support among others makes Hangouts a well above average app. It comes free and at times it comes built into your Android device.

Handcent Next SMS

Just like Chomp SMS, this free app that comes with in-app purchases is a potent texting tool that comes with amazing features such as themes, SMS backup, emojis, eCards, etc. One of the most outstanding characteristics of this app is Handcent Anywhere that allows you text on either your tablet or computer.

Hoverchat

This unique texting app, formerly known as Ninja SMS, comes in two versions, one free and the paid one at $3.99. This app lets you chat in a pop up window as you get to go on with the tasks that you were on initially. It features many floating windows which you can drag across your screen like rags, emojis, anti-NSA mode and a full-screen option too.

QKSMS

This free, in-app purchased app, is a new thing that came when Material Design applications began disappearing. This app keeps you in the know concerning the visual experience you’ll get since adheres strictly to the rules of Android design. Some of its features include night mode, group messaging, floating notifications, MMS, etc. This app assures you that it’s safe from the claws of the Stagefright bug.

Google Messenger

Being Google’s default texting application, it was first available in Nexus 6 but soon rolled out to every device. Having no much glamour to showcase, this app comes with a smart material design and some other nice features such as SMS blocking, emojis, location sharing, stickers, etc.

Textra SMS

This is a popular app that comes with a high taste of classic design. With the top-most ratings, this app is free to download only with in-app purchases. Among its features includes dark mode, slide to delete, stylish themes, floating notifications, etc. Also coming with Pushbullet, Android Wear support and MightyText, this app is also safe from Stagefright.

Sliding Messaging Pro

Coming at a price of $1.99, this app ranks second to EvolveSMS. The slide gestures feature allows you to slide through conversations at ease. This app also gives you emojis, Google voice support, creatable themes, widgets, etc. Despite not being a popular app, it still is a good app that’s worth giving a try.

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