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SMS+ schedules, protects, customizes messages

There are a lot of messaging apps out there that sometimes makes text or SMS messaging almost obsolete. But for those who still prefer the "old-school" way of communicating with loved ones, using your phone's default app can sometimes seem too boring. Fortunately, you always have an app to make it more exciting. One of the newest ones available for Android devices is SMS+ and it brings a whole lot of features that your smartphone's built-in app will not be able to do.

Smart Notify app lets you know what you want to know

Almost everything on your phone can be organized. You can set up notifications for most of your favorite apps for easier access the moment you turn on your phone. And with Android Lollipop and Material Design elements, your mobile life will be better with Smart Notify, a special advanced SMS and calls manager app for Android. With this program, you can set a popup window notification to show missed calls, SMS, MMS, and more.

Coffee messaging app lets you text easily on Android Wear

While smartwatches have made our communication and digital lives a little bit easier, it is still very limited, with most of the wearables just showing us notifications of incoming calls, messages or app activities. But acting on those notifications is not yet that great. Thank goodness for app developers because now, you can actually respond to messages without needing to take out your phone or looking silly talking to your watch with Coffee app for Android Wear.

Google rolls out new Messenger app

After the main Google app and Google Keyboard are updated, here’s a new Messenger app from Google. This is a new app that is meant for SMS messaging so you can stay in touch with family and friends all the time. This also allows MMS messaging to any phone, as well as, group texts. If you still want to share more media, you can do so and send photos, audio messages, and videos.

Ex-iPhone users can now deregister iMessage

Apple’s iMessage bug has been affecting a lot of Android users but it’s only now that the Cupertino company has finally released some fixes. Android fans who have been trying to use the iMessage have been experiencing problems especially when it comes to using their old numbers used for the messaging service. Problem was the ex-iPhone users who still wanted to use their iMessage accounts or numbers haven’t been receiving texts and messages because their cellphone number was still associated with Apple’s SMS system.

Pushbullet now lets you send messages from your computer

Pushbullet is all growed up (Rugrats reference). You can tell by the fact that it has somewhat outgrown the original simple goal it had when it started. Yes, of course, you still push things, but the definition of "things" has expanded considerably, encompassing not just files and links but also notifications and SMS. The latest update takes that last one even further. Now Pushbullet can let you send SMS right from the comforts of your computer. Via its browser extension, of course.

Textra update: customizable bubble color, Lollipop support

With free messaging apps on your smartphone becoming even more interactive and fun with stickers, video messages, etc, one of the original purposes of a cellphone is seemingly slowly getting lost or obsolete. You can probably count on your fingers how many times you actually send SMS messages in a day, preferring to use other apps like LINE, Viber, FB Messages, etc. But there are some SMS apps that are trying to bring back the "fun" in texting and one of them is Textra. The latest update will make your texting life more colorful and more Lollipop-y.

Textra SMS now has Android L Material Design

The Android L (Lollipop? Lemon Meringue? Lime Key Pie???) is still a month or so away but already several apps have been adapting the the basic look of it. Textra SMS, an alternative messaging app for your Android device, is the first one among the apps of the same ilk to have adapted Android L’s Material Design and from the looks of it, it is indeed a beauty.

Callistics app keeps track of your phone’s calls and messages

If you’re the type of person who wants to keep track of all the calls and messages that you make, sometimes your smartphone’s built-in tracker just is not enough. Callistics - Call Statistics just might be the solution for you as it promises to be the ultimate tool for giving you an efficient way of keeping tabs on how many calls and messages you’ve made and to make sure that you don’t overspend on your mobile carrier plans.
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