Textra SMS

Textra SMS

(115702 ratings)

Appears in 25 channels

  • Downloads:
    1,000,000 - 5,000,000
  • Last update
    Dec 17, 2014

Textra SMS Reviews

  • V


    Reviewed in Form+Function

    Yes, I have reviewed Textra previously, but it's improved leaps and bounds since then! Gone is the "pretty okay" sorta design, it's all Material now, baby. Add that to the good 'ol speed and reliability, and you've got quite a contender in the SMS apps arena. I might just switch back to Textra.

  • Nick Saunders

    Nick Saunders

    Reviewed in Apptastic Fantastic!

    Yeah, this is better than 88 sms but only very slightly. For something so simple it's incredibly well designed.

  • Alex Abdo

    Alex Abdo

    Reviewed in Messaging Apps with Pop Up Replies

    Disclaimer: I have never used this app myself. Another lightweight popup messaging app along the lines of Sliding SMS. However, I am personally not too fond of the look of the app.

  • Pepin Nucleaire

    Pepin Nucleaire

    Reviewed in Must have.

    Great SMS app

  • Playboard Team

    Playboard Team

    Reviewed in Reddit Saturday APPreciation thread, Jan 25th 2014

    whiskeysnowcone: I just started using my nexus 5 and was not entirely impressed with Google hangouts for texting. Reddit recommended Textra and I've been thoroughly impressed with the features and simple UI.

  • ninjosh97


    Reviewed in Free Holo Delight

    Another SMS app. I don't like it as much as Sliding Messaging Pro, but this is free, as well as feature ridden. Great download if you aren't willing to shell out any cash.


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Let's face it, the stock Android Messaging app really sucks! So time to try something new, but it has to be pretty special, right? It's here, it's called Textra and it's a seriously beautiful way to text. Textra features the new Lollipop Material Design look from Google. Fluid, intuitive and delightful!

★ Number 1 ranked SMS app
★ Highest rated at 4.5 stars
★ Smallest resource size at 3.5M

Comes with a bunch of great extra features like 800+ emoji's, heaps of theme colors, dark mode, floating Lollipop notifications, scheduled SMS & MMS, slide to delete, quick snap camera, multi-pick gallery, quick reply popup, better MMS GROUP messaging, audio messages and SMS blocker / blacklisting.

Plus 'oh so easy' default or per contact customization for bubble colors, signatures and notifications (icon color, led color, sound, vibrate, privacy, repeating and muting).

It's pretty special; try it, tell your friends, shout from the treetops, but most of all enjoy it!

Simple. Beautiful. Fast.

P.S works with Pushbullet and Android Wear for SMS Quick Replying.

★★★★★ Christian in January 2015

This app is smooth as butter. It's not bloated like Go SMS and Handcent. There are so many slick features, wow where do I start... Great work! It's simply gorgeous looking, feels so NOW with the material design colors. I never review apps, but this one is amazing, no more to say! The best SMS messenger app by far.

★★★★★ Dan in January 2015

The VERY best FREE messaging replacement for the stock app on the galaxy S4. SMS is fast, and group chat MMS works perfectly as well. I am on Sprint (which supports MMS over WiFi) and Textra is the ONLY third-party messaging app that works with MMS on WiFi!!!!!! Plus it's FREE, no ads. BUT you MUST uninstall other SMS apps first, as they can interfere with Textra. After I did that it was PERFECT.

NICE! Now works on Lollipop - no more hangouts for me!

★★★★★ Chase in January 2015

Simple. Beautiful. Fast. Even the dev's know their app is just that good plus it's free. Bar none, this is the best SMS/MMS replacement app I've ever used. As soon as I launched it the first time, I fell in love. Upon launch, Textra sets up all the technical stuff automatically in mere seconds. And boy, the speed doesn't stop there. I have about 60,000 texts. With my stock app, I'd have to sit there and wait forever for various hiccups and loading and blah blah blah... I've tried every other SMS replacement app I could find. Textra is the only one that handles all of them without skipping a beat. It also lets you customize settings for each contact. Bubble color, icon color, notification sound, vibrate pattern, LED color... everything I want. And it just works. I don't have to fight the app. Do yourself a favor and get Textra messenger now!

★★★★★ Andrew in January 2015

Excellent free alternative to stock messaging. The program just works. You can set notifications, bubble colors and even delivery reports per contact. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS replacement app.