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Handcent SMS Alternatives

Handcent SMS is described as 'free enhanced SMS and MMS application for Android' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Handcent SMS for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, Android Tablet and Mac. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Handcent SMS are WhatsApp, Zulip, QKSMS and Google Messages.

Handcent SMS alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Handcent SMS.
This page was last updated Apr 16, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • Android Wear

Handcent SMS is a free enhanced SMS and MMS application for Android.

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  1. Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.

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  2. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

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  3. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

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    QKSMS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    QKSMS brings a refreshingly beautiful and responsive Material Design touch to the stale state of text messaging.

    Discontinued

    Appears to be abandoned; the developer hasn't updated it since October '21. Recent Android updates break this app on some devices.

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    Google Messages

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Wear

    Messages is Google's communications app for Android to helps send and receive SMS and MMS messages. You can also send group texts as well as your favorite pictures, videos and even audio messages to your contacts.

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    Tinode

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Fully open source instant messaging server and clients. No proprietary components or non-free dependencies. Backend in pure Go (GPL 3.0), with a command-line administration tool in python + gRPC. Clients for Android, iPhone, and Web - ReactJS (all licensed under Apache 2.0).

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  7. An encrypted instant messaging with video call and GPS features for android.

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    Simple SMS Messenger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    A great way to stay in touch with your relatives, by sending both SMS and MMS messages. The app properly handles group messaging too, just like blocking numbers from Android 7+.

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    Mini WA+

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Custom Patch for Whatsapp.

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  10. Sesame Chat icon

    Sesame Chat

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Sesame is a messaging app that gives you a self-aware digital assistant to protect messages on your behalf: your own Personal Cognitive Messenger™.

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