Handcent SMS Alternatives for iPhone

    Handcent SMS is not available for iPhone but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPhone alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Handcent SMS and 19 are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to Handcent SMS are WhatsApp (Free), Zulip (Free Personal, Open Source), Tinode (Free, Open Source) and Pulse SMS (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

    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. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
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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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      • 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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    4. Access messages everywhere Whether you are working at your computer, reading on your tablet, or watching the game on your TV. Pulse is with you everywhere, so you never miss a message.
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    5. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      FaceCat is an indie messenger where you can chat with friends without knowing who is who. Personalities are hidden beneath cartoon avatars and pseudonyms, data is encrypted.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      WowApp helps you do good through the Power of Sharing. We share all revenues with you. WowApp Messenger is free and you can receive earnings without ever spending money.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      If you’ve ever wanted to send more than just an emoji or gif while chatting to express exactly how you feel, Vidii, lets you do it with short video clips from movies, tv, and the internet. We let you say more than just typed words.
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    6. AtomJump.com is a well tuned hosted version of the free open-source AtomJump.org. It is free to chat publicly with your family, group or co-workers on your own group.
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