Reviewed in Form+Function
I'm a diehard Textra user, but its overall design leaves something to be desired. EvolveSMS, on the other hand, is quite the beaut. You do have to purchase some of its features though (gifs, themes, etc), and as someone who's in between jobs right now (read: unemployed), I'm better off sticking to free alternatives.
Reviewed in Top 15 Apps
Recently, I have gone through a lot of messaging apps after being with Hoverchat for a while. Many apps that I went through either didn't have all of the features I wanted or were too overloaded with features to perform correctly, but EvolveSMS has easily become my favorite messaging app with the best of both worlds.
ken27238: From the guy that gave us sliding message. Very google hangoutish but with some great features.
EvolveSMS is a powerful texting replacement app that makes talking to your friends quick, fun and easy! It’s been designed from the bottom up with the newest Android design guidelines in mind to look beautiful and function just as well. Ultimate Customization
Between downloadable add-on themes, the vast number of built in Material Design themes, and the wealth of notification customizations, you are guaranteed to never get bored with this app!
Fast and Unique
• Everything is a swipe away. Our smooth and beautiful, single page, interface makes keeping up with your friends a breeze!
• No compromises on the quick replies. Get a full version of the app, as a popup, wherever you are and over anything you are working on!
Powerful Media Support
Quickly send GIFs, videos, audio, contact cards, and pictures to any of your contacts! Oh, and did I mention the vast library of GIFs that can be searched without leaving the app? Find the perfect animation, for any occasion.
And that is just an overview of what makes EvolveSMS so special. There are also features like archives, batch delete, password protection, a private inbox, a stand-alone Android Wear app, plus so much more!
Please note: The app is completely free to download and enjoy for everyone! There are 2 different in-app purchases to expand on the functionality of the app with things like theming, scheduling SMS, a private inbox, sending GIFs, and more. If you like the app or want more features, feel free to show it and buy the in-app purchases in the settings menu :)