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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, Zulip, Tinode and Sesame Chat.

Handcent SMS alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Handcent SMS.
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  • 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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionSignal has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedSignal is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSignal supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineSignal can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingSignal will not track or use your personal data.
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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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionWhatsApp has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeWhatsApp supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Two factor authenticationWhatsApp supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownZulip supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingZulip supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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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).

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Tinode simultaneously.
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  5. 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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  6. Pulse SMS icon

    Pulse SMS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear
    • Firefox

    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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    WowApp

    • 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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  8. Vidii icon

    Vidii

    • 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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  9. SafeSwiss The world’s most effective end to end encryption security solution including P2P Voice, encrypted email, encrypted storage, ephemeral text chat, docs share & group chat for mobile phone devices and PC's.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedSafeSwiss is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionSafeSwiss has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  10. Jongla icon

    Jongla

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    Forget SMS. Chat with friends for free! Easily share text, stickers, images, videos, voice messages and more with your friends. Try Jongla now, you’ll love it!.

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