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/u/ljdawson, any chance we would be able to have color options like this at some point in the future? The image is taken from QKSMS's settings.
I have tried all the material messaging apps and always go back to Textra. I got it when it was $.99 with Google rewards but I would gladly pay $2 if I needed to.
However, this comes very very close in beauty and functionality.
it would show one line of the message for me, but once i would tap reply it would replace it with the text box.
i've switched over to QKSMS and haven't had any complaints. I've come to like it's quick reply feature. It pops up a little widget that lets you scroll through previous messages in the conversation, as well as mark the message as read and a few more options (like call the sender) as well as allowing you to reply right there. It's also Open Source and available on F-Droid if you don't want to go through Google Play for it
Oh trust me, I'm the last person who'd buy an iPhone. Check out my post history, I'm the dev of QKSMS
I'm on a Nexus 5 that I bought on release day back in november 2013, the battery life is pretty bad now. The only reason I don't have to actively charge it twice a day is because I'm a developer, so I always have it plugged in to my computer anyway.
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I used to use textra alot, but I've since recently switched to QKSMS. I find that it works so much better for me and it has a clean and simple design which I absolutely adore
This developer's SMS app is also a same sort of rip-off of QKSMS (GPLv3). No attribution or any mention of the original. Besides adding ads at least he bothered to change the default theme color.
I currently use Textra and it's really nice, but if you want an alternative, try QKSMS
I used it for a while before Textra, and I enjoyed every bit of it
I like both but I prefer a dark UI at night. I wish apps would switch to a dark UI at a specific time like QKSMS. I have it set to go dark at 7PM and back to light at 6AM.
you could try qksms, it is fairly similar and i believe right now you can get the pro version for free.
Edit: never mind the promo is over for the pro version for free
You should check out QKSMS. Very similar to Textra and very feature rich. I had troubles configuring MMS on Textra, but QKSMS automatically configures it for you and I haven't had any problems yet.
I've been using it for a while actually and I really like it. The color scheme is nice, auto night/day mode, and pretty intuitive interface. Here it is if you're interested
- Night Mode
- Open source
It is also available on F-Droid with free premium features. Do consider supporting the devs if you like it :)
Edit: Facebook Messenger has Night Mode, but you have to manually enable the toggle by sending a Moon �� emoji to a chat. After doing that, check your settings, there will be a toggle for Dark Mode.
I'd give QKSMS a go, it's a free and open source messaging app and if I used sms it would be my first choice ^^Play ^^Store. There are people who have problems with mms with it though, but I wouldn't know, again I don't use sms or mms that often but my friends seem to have no complaints
I used Textra, but the stuttering was awful. I'm using QKSMS now, it's really smooth and seems to have most, if not all the features that Textra has.
I feel like I recognize your username, does your last name start with an S?
Currently 95% of my time is going towards my startup - Oneset. The other 5% goes to QKSMS, though that's not something I make money from
Should I Answer Personal Edition is working on their own SMS manager and hope to have it ready by the end of 11/2018. They do say you can install the QKSMS manager (the app is for free at [link]) - this one can cooperate with their application and can block SMS messages. I am going to wait till they have their own working.
I'd recommend looking at QKSMS. It's free (optional IAP to unlock things like scheduled messages and Auto-Night mode), open source, and is one of the best looking IMO.
QKSMS is very similar to Textra in terms of features, of course some are different, but popup windows and customizability is comparable. The app is fully open source so you can review the code yourself. Even if you don't do it, knowing r/android, there would already have been an outrage if there was something shady going on in their code. Here's their GitHub
Looks like QKSMS is abandoned, has not been updated in over 1 year (last update: September 5, 2016 ).
I would like to use it since it is the only SMS program recognized by :Should I Answer?
but I won't since it's no longer being supported...
Since Hangouts got killed by Google, I simply never updated it. It had great SMS support so I didn't care for updates. In most cases (QuickPic, ES File Explorer) updates are really overrated since the apps are clearly finished and work flawlessly. Just because the original developer sold the apps, doesn't mean you need to update them.
Unfortunately I accidentally updated Hangouts. I just completely removed it since I have no plans using the new Hangouts.
This started my quest for the most lightweight, simple, intuitive SMS app without "rich features!" or "endless customisation options!" or "thousands of themes!" or any feature that sends my SMS to some shady cloud service so that I can read it on other devices. I mean come on, everybody uses WhatsApp, WeChat or something similar.
I only need SMS for authorisation or login purposes or notifications of services like flight delays etc. No need for conversations. WhatsApp has no cloud so it's perfect for social conversations.
I have spend 2 hours testing several SMS apps and finally settled with QKSMS:
No frills, just SMS without lots of settings, options, features.
Clean, intuitive interface.
Support for OLED screens since it has (manual and automatic) night mode that supports true black.
No RCS/SMS2.0 support (Google Message app has become the client for big Telecom companies to make money again, i do not want to support that).
Not an app that I need to update every other week. SMS is over 20 years old. A no frills SMS app doesn't need to change that often.
Reason 4 might sound strange but it should be a requirement for all apps and websites. The true black parts of your OLED (not LCD!) screen use 0.0 energy, thus saving your battery. Google is extremely ignorant about this fact with their all-white Material Design.
Before I got dropped on my service, I used QKSMS. It was posted on /r/android back when it was beta, only a couple hundred downloads. Simple, has pop up reply box, customizability, etc. Dev also responds to emails in a timely manner.
Play Store link
I can't disable it either (Lollipop) and I don't think I have ever been able to.
Remove it from custom launcher drawer settings.
ps. I use open source QKSMS
I've had this problem couple of times. I remember googling a lot but there was no definitive answer. Some kind of an operator or MMS settings thing.
Ask him/her to send it again..
Try another SMS app: [link]
I liked QKSMS when I was looking for AOSP replacement, didn't really like any of those big names like Textra and other (tried them all).
QKSMS has a setting for that!
QKSMS is completely free, open-source, and customisable. Please donate if you can, though.
I LOVE QKSMS
It's very very good and open source
QKSMS, love this Dev. It's a beautiful app too.
QKSMS was the first app I ever finished / released
Check out QKSMS also.
Google Play: [link]
Source code: [link]
Let me know if you have any questions!
For SMS, I like QKSMS. It is open source.
For data-based messaging, I like Telegram. It works great across multiple devices.
QKSMS - open source, (back) in active development and very nice looking (in my opinion)
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I use QKSMS.
Nice choice on the Moto G! I have the Moto X and really enjoy the Motorola's features
Here are some recommendations:
I reommend QKSMS, an open source SMS app. It's free, does what you need to and is customizable.
use a different App. you can use any app as your default SMS app...so something like qksms or Textra or even to a less customizable option Android messages
they all allow customization to some extent.
It plays in the background although I don't find it's flash that impressive. <strong>QKSMS - SMS/MMS Messenger</strong> - Free with IAP - Rating: 78/100 - Search for 'QKSMS' on the <strong>Play Store</strong>. ------. ^Source ^Code ^| ^Feedback/Bug ^report.
Tried QKSMS? Open source SMS replacement. [link]
Google Play Link
How about QKSMS?
I'm still using Hangouts since I've never had any issues but I've also used QKSMS in the past and I really liked it. Give it a try.
QKSMS (for SMS/MMS):
Telegram (for internet-based messaging):
Also available on Google Play here.
I'm using QKSMS installed from F-Droid, however you can also install from Google Play.
I love it. It's got dark mode, open source, material design, etc.
I use QkSMS. Its able to do local backups plus its open source.
There is QKSMS as an alternative option
QKSMS. Enable the QK Reply feature in Settings > Notifications.
Sometimes you can disable apps that you can't uninstall because they came as system apps:
But if it is the Google Messenger I think, and your phone doesn't have another app for SMS you might want a replacement. If you do, here are two ideas, not sure if suitable for your needs:
QKSMS: Ad-free, Free Software:
Signal: Ad-Free, Free Software, and can also send encrypted messages via Internet to other Signal users
Does anyone uses QKSMS?
Started using this ever since I quit Handcent
i know that QKSMS has the feature. I've recently started using it because I got bored of Textra, and its a great replacement
One more to try is the open source QKSMS.
If you don't care about your privacy but do care about foss, give qksms a try.
@moezbhatti I'm the developer of QKSMS and lead android dev and designer at OneSet
I got Qksms to look like this in just a few minutes.
Try QKSMS. Textra got a lot of its features and style from them