So time to try something new, but it has to be pretty special, right? It’s here, it’s called Textra and it’s a seriously beautiful way to text.
Textra features the new Lollipop Material Design look from Google. Fluid, intuitive and delightful!

Description
Let’s face it, the stock Android Messaging app really sucks!
★ Number 1 ranked SMS app
★ Highest rated at 4.5 stars
★ Smallest resource size at 3.5M
Comes with a bunch of great extra features like 800+ emoji’s, heaps of theme colors, dark mode, floating Lollipop notifications, scheduled SMS & MMS, slide to delete, quick snap camera, multi-pick gallery, quick reply popup, better MMS GROUP messaging, audio messages and SMS blocker / blacklisting.
Plus ‘oh so easy’ default or per contact customization for bubble colors, signatures and notifications (icon color, led color, sound, vibrate, privacy, repeating and muting).
It’s pretty special; try it, tell your friends, shout from the treetops, but most of all enjoy it!
Simple. Beautiful. Fast.
P.S works with Pushbullet and Android Wear for SMS Quick Replying.
★★★★★ Christian in December 2014
This app is smooth as butter. It’s not bloated like Go SMS and Handcent. There are so many slick features, wow where do I start… Great work! It’s simply gorgeous looking, feels so NOW with the material design colors. I never review apps, but this one is amazing, no more to say! The best SMS messenger app by far.
★★★★★ Dan in December 2014
The VERY best FREE messaging replacement for the stock app on the galaxy S4. SMS is fast, and group chat MMS works perfectly as well. I am on Sprint (which supports MMS over WiFi) and Textra is the ONLY third-party messaging app that works with MMS on WiFi!!!!!! Plus it’s FREE, no ads. BUT you MUST uninstall other SMS apps first, as they can interfere with Textra. After I did that it was PERFECT.
NICE! Now works on Lollipop – no more hangouts for me!
★★★★★ Chase in December 2014
Simple. Beautiful. Fast. Even the dev’s know their app is just that good plus it’s free. Bar none, this is the best SMS/MMS replacement app I’ve ever used. As soon as I launched it the first time, I fell in love. Upon launch, Textra sets up all the technical stuff automatically in mere seconds. And boy, the speed doesn’t stop there. I have about 60,000 texts. With my stock app, I’d have to sit there and wait forever for various hiccups and d blah blah blah… I’ve tried every other SMS replacement app I could find. Textra is the only one that handles all of them without skipping a beat. It also lets you customize settings for each contact. Bubble color, icon color, notification sound, vibrate pattern, LED color… everything I want. And it just works. I don’t have to fight the app. Do yourself a favor and get Textra messenger now!
★★★★★ Andrew in December 2014
Excellent free alternative to stock messaging. The program just works. You can set notifications, bubble colors and even delivery reports per contact. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS replacement app.

WHAT’S NEW

Added PURE BLACK theme option (+ bubble color option).
Added Textra Settings > Customize Notifications > During Phone Call options.
Added ability to send an ’empty’ message (some countries require this to top-up for example bus passes). Press space bar then press the send icon.
Textra now works with most in-car bluetooth message systems, so for example if your car reads your messages, Textra will now mark them as read and clear the notifications.
Bug fixes.

Screenshots

  • Textra SMS Screenshot
  • Textra SMS Screenshot
  • Textra SMS Screenshot

Downloads

Textra SMS v4.0 build 40097 [Pro] / Mirror

Older Version

Textra SMS v3.45 build 34592 [Pro] / Mirror

Textra SMS v3.44 build 34491 [Pro] / Mirror