New QKSMS shapes up to be one the best text messaging apps for Android

"We pay as much attention to detail in building QKSMS as you would in texting a crush after your first date." If a stock text messaging app replacement starts its description like this, one ought to listen. 

QKSMS is a new kid on the busy block of app replacements for your usually annoying stock texting app that comes either with Android (Hangouts), or as a part of a manufacturer overlay like TouchWiz or Sense. Needless to say, QKSMS features a trendy look that is in sync with Google's newest Material Design guidelines, and, if you pay for the QKSMS+ version, you will get access to over 150 different themes to choose from, instead of the 19 pieces in the free version of the app. 

Theming is only part of the QKSMS equation, as there are also night mode, group texts, quick replies, you name it - everything that makes a great text messaging app, and then some. The quick reply function is the one to focus on here, as the incoming message pops up as a small widget, allowing you to shoot a brief comeback immediately, and even attach pics and files with it.

Your contacts appear as pretty chatheads in a circle, as is the modern requirement, and there are thankully no ads, even in the free version, and the developers, who are updating the app on a pretty regular basis, swear there never will be. Give QKSMS a shot from the source link below, if it has piqued your interest, and tell us what you think about it.

Developer: Moez BhattiDownload: Android
Category: CommunicationPrice: Free

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11 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I use Textra and it seems the same.

2. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Qksms looks way better

3. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

i use textra and this looks like a ripoff

5. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

this has been looking like this since lollipop was announced. it was in beta and had this look way before textra.

4. ledzeppelinpage

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

Wasn't textra first? I prefet textra

6. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

QKSMS beta has been longer around than Textra, and I guess a single developer fights bugs slower than a team and that's why Textra went public first. But QKSMS definitely deserves a chance against Textra.

7. android961

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

Just download and using :) can someone tell me if I should be worried about security using this app though??

8. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

I tried them for a few minutes.. MMS issues. I then tried the NEW Google Messenger standalone messaging app that just came out and it looks almost the same, but works.

9. GoogleNexusPrime

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

QKSMS did not play nice with Pie Controls (using Paranoid Android 4.6-BETA6). Leaves a phantom status bar. Evolve SMS also did the same thing. Back to Smitten SMS for now.

10. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Is there any way to change those fugly emojis on android to the ones apple products have? I hate the ones that come with android

11. jacobxtyler

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Use Textra, they use IOS style emojis.

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