Since apps like WhatsApp and Skype have arrived in the world, the charm of mobile messaging apps (SMS) has decreased exponentially. Although, these apps are far better than regular messaging apps. But SMS still feels very classic and many people still prefer to talk through SMS especially in countries like India.

That’s why we dug deep into the Play Store and tried out almost every messaging apps and selected top 10 amazing messaging apps with cool features, just for you.

Top 10 Messaging Apps in Play Store

We have used all these apps personally and set their position carefully in this list according to the interface, features, and performance of the apps. We hope you guys gonna like them. So let’s get started.

1. SMS Organizer – Clean, Reminders, Offers & Backup

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SMS Organizer

SMS Organizer is a free app offered by Microsoft and it is really the smartest messaging app in the play store. It automatically organizes all your messages, set reminders and keep track of all your financial expenses.

It has some cool features like live train schedules, automatic reminder, smart assist, voice typing, etc. In spite of having these amazing features, it works perfectly without any internet connection.

2. Textra SMS

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Texta SMS

Premium but free. Textra is a sweet, fast, and a beautiful looking messaging app, but it’s not completely free. The app contains ads, but there is a tweak that can hide the ads. In order to hide them, go to Settings > Manage Ads > Ad Positive and choose Bottom of Convo List. It worked for me, hope it’ll work for you, too.

3. SmartSMS

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SmartSMS

SmartSMS is beautifully designed for professionals, but hey—don’t lose your heart. Anyone who owns a smartphone can have the taste. It comes with tons of cool features like Spam Management, Smart Banking, Smart OTP, Smart Couple, Backup and Restore, etc.

4. Key Messages – Block Text, SMS & MMS, Spam Blocker

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Key Messages

Key Messages is also a powerful messaging app. It looks very similar to SMS Organizer and has some similar features as well. You can find almost every essential feature you need in a messaging app. But if you are still not satisfied, have a look at the next one.

5. Kyte – Smart SMS Organiser

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Kyte Smart SMS Organizer

Kyte perfectly organizes all messages into Personal, Transactional, and Promotional category, which makes it easier to find personal and transactional messages in the app.

6. Messages

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Messages by Google

Love it or love to hate it, Google’s own messaging app is also one of the most used messaging apps because it comes pre-installed with stock Android. After getting the material design 2 and the dark mode of course, the app looks nice though.

7. Pulse SMS

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Pulse SMS

If you are one of those who use multiple devices and want to access your messages everywhere, then Pulse SMS might be really helpful to you. It works well with Phone, Tablet, and Web or desktops. It can sync all your messages across your devices.

8. Chomp SMS

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Chomp SMS

If you love customization, you will love chomp SMS. If you want your messaging app to look as you want, you should try chomp SMS. Sadly the app contains ads, but you can purchase a premium version of the app to remove ads and unlock the amazing themes.

9. QKSMS

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QKSMS

QKSMS is a very simple, minimal, and beautiful looking app. But it’s not as simple as it looks. It also has some cool features too. In this app, you can schedule your message, change themes, and a lot more.

10. Handcent Next SMS

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Handcemt Next SMS

Last but not least, Handcent Next SMS comes with ultimate customization options which mean you can customize almost everything in the app including font, LED color, bubble style, etc.


There is one more app that used to be so great at a time, but we believe its full of junk now. That’s why we didn’t include the app in the list. But if you are a curious person like us and can’t wait to see, you can grab the app here.

Which one is your favorite messaging app? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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