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Textra Alternatives

Textra is described as 'seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS app' and is an app. There are nine alternatives to Textra for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Wear, Android Tablet, Windows and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is QKSMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Textra are Google Messages, Simple SMS Messenger, Pulse SMS and Handcent SMS.

This page was last updated Apr 16, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • Android Tablet

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

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  1. QKSMS icon

    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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  2. Google Messages icon

    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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    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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  4. 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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    Pulse SMS vs Textra opinions
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    ProfessionalGeek

    After PulseSMS was bought by Maple Media they seem to have a tendency to "lose" previous Lifetime subscribers credentials.

    What's more, they expect the customer to provide a 5 year old receipt in order to restore functionality.

    I would stay away from Pulse now that they've been bought by Maple Media, if you value your money.

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  5. Handcent SMS icon

    Handcent SMS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Wear

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

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  6. Mood is a text messaging app for your SMS & MMS that is different from your stock Android SMS app.

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  7. GO SMS Pro icon

    GO SMS Pro

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Wear

    GO SMS PRO brings you cool UI, fast and convenient SMS/MMS experience. GO SMS Pro (yet FREE) is a huge enhancement for stock messaging app, much faster and more functions.

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  8. SMS Organizer icon

    SMS Organizer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    An incredible SMS handling app by Microsoft that very cleverly organises SMSes into clear, and incredibly helpful and accurate tabs. It uses on system AI to give you fairly accurate financial summary based on SMSes received.

    Backup your messages
  9. Nextcloud SMS icon

    Nextcloud SMS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Nextcloud

    This Android app allows you to synchronize your SMS messages to a remote Nextcloud instance where you can read and backup them. It also allows you to restore your SMS messages to your Android phone.

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