Spotlight: Material Messaging is a message app done the Android way

Spotlight: Material Messaging is a message app done the Android way
Looking for something to replace your stock SMS app on Android with? Give Material Messaging a go. It's a really polished app with a fluid interface whose customization options run deep. Each thread's appearance can be changed with font, color, and display personalization. There are 7 fonts, 9 animations, and 8 vibration patterns available. The notifications themselves are customizable too, with the ability to toggle icon and LED colors, sounds, vibrations, wake, repeat, and mute settings.

Moreover, Material Messaging is up to date with all things Android. It is designed from the ground up for Lollipop, while also compatible with Android Wear and Android 5.1's dual-SIM functionality. Lollipop is not the be all, end all, though, for Material Messaging also supports Android 6.0 Marshmallow's Direct Share feature. This lets Android M keep track of content shared with different people across different apps, streamlining the content sharing process.

On Samsung phones, Material Messaging supports fingerprint locking. Outside Sammy phones, one can also take advantage of PushBullet and Android backup agent support. Additional functionality includes things like MMS over Wi-Fi support, integration with Samsung Multi-Window, inter-app communication abilities, and search functionality to let you sort through messages and threads.

Developer: Noah SeidmanDownload: Android
Category: MessagingPrice: Free (with in-app purchases)



14. Cyberchum

Posts: 1149; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

No dark theme? No thanks, will stick to Textra.

13. GeekMovement unregistered

I'm also using Google Messenger. The stock Samsung Galaxy Note II sms app is too old and ugly to me. I just wish the chat bubbles were more rounded like how it's shaped on the Line app.

9. Jam17

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I'm currently using Google Messenger, but I do love Textra. The aesthetics are better and the functionality is a little better on my Nexus

8. Dale14

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I use SMS Secure. :) I like to keep my messages ad conversations safe :)

10. boostedDroid unregistered

Doesn't that require the person your texting to have the app also?

11. boostedDroid unregistered


15. Dale14

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Yeah. I shared it with my friends and then the next day all of them switched to SMS secure. haha. Kinda like magic. But now I"m using Yaata SMS. It's functionality is one of the best.

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1561; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Google Messenger for me. All of the other apps have way too much bloatware added over time and they never work as well as Messenger. Besides, when I open an text app, I don't want to see the App's name in the corner. (I'm looking at you Textra.) All that needs to be shown are 'Messages' or 'Conversations'.

5. TerryTerius unregistered

Having used textra, chopped, and Google messenger extensively in the past... After only using this for an hour I can safely say this is the best messaging app I've ever seen. The developer was ridiculously thorough and incorporating virtually any feature you could want. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And there is very granular control over customization. It's awesome.

6. TerryTerius unregistered

And of course, this was posted before I could edit it -_-

3. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

I'm good with Textra...thanks!

4. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Textra FTW

12. rsiders

Posts: 2072; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Textra is boss.

2. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

unless it supports extensive spam filters. it's a nope for me

1. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Did you say it supports dual sim or its on lollipop only And please do us a favor, each time you recommend apps, please include 'app size'

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