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    Details: SMS

    market download SMS SMS is an Android messaging app for that seeks to replicate the aesthetic of Android Messages.

    # Rationale #

    A number of people use as a cheaper alternative to subscribing to a voice plan for their mobile devices.

    Unfortunately, this can make sending text messages rather difficult, as the SMS Message Center is clearly built as a diagnostic tool for use in desktop browsers, not as an easy way to send and receive messages on a mobile device. does provide a mobile version of this interface with an improved UI, but it still lacks important features that are only possible with a dedicated app.

    # Features #

    • Clean material design aesthetic based on that of Android Messages, Google's standard messaging app for Android
    • Push notifications
    • Synchronization with device contacts
    • Message search
    • Comprehensive support for synchronization with
    • Completely free

    # License #

    This application is open source; it is made available to the public under the Apache License 2.0. You can download the source code from the application's GitHub repository, which is located at

    Author: Michael Kourlas
    Version: 0.5.3
    Market link: net.kourlas.voipms_sms
    Web site:

    Source code:
    Code license:
    Market downloads: 10,000-50,000
    Market rating: 4.6 / 5.0
    Category: Top:/Applications/Communication

    Added: 2017-02-21
    Updated: 2017-06-19
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