Looking to move away from your iPhone, iPad, or Android's default messaging app and going for upgraded versions with a ton of features? Here are our three recommendations, all selected based on average score for aggregated reviews throughout the Web and feature set.
Handcent SMS – Handcent SMS is one of the most feature-packed messaging apps for the Android. It is highly customizable, with a collection of themes, skins, and text bubble color combinations to mimic the default iPhone speech design or create your own. Even notification tones can be customized according to who is trying to contact you. Its SMS scheduling feature is on point, which sends messages on a specific time. Plus, users can speak messages using its voice recognition set, a blessing for the clumsy texter. Lastly, it has an SMS to MMS converter for compatibility checks across different platforms.
GO SMS Pro – GO SMS Pro is another high profile SMS messaging app for the Android. It is integrated with Go Share and Facebook Chat and delivers across the board with message scheduling, quick reply mode, and a full set of customization features to themes and skins using a Theme Maker plug in.
Textplus – Textplus for the iPhone and iPad lets you text message anyone in the world for free who also has TextPlus installed. If you're in the US or Canada, your target need not install. It has a neat set of features including push notifications, quick response pop-ups, signature customization, and more. Just be ready to manually input tons of numbers, as its unlikely many of your contacts have Textplus installed.