Face it, you like it when you use your Android device to contact your friends and family members. It is fun, it is free (over the internet) and it is faster than traditional text messaging. As long as the person on the other end has a compatible device or is running the same client as you, sending and receiving messages is a breeze. In this post I will write about the best Android apps for messaging. The list is not very long, and most of you are probably familiar with these apps. Nevertheless, check them out below or visit our Best Android Apps for Text Messaging article.
The app needs no introduction, everyone and their mother uses it. The app has it all, free messaging over an internet connection, ability to send media files (photos, videos etc), simple contacts integration (the app uses your phone contacts and automatically connects you to anyone on your contact list already using the app) and offline messaging. The app is free to use, and is undoubtedly the most popular messaging app on all platforms.
Imo recently got out of beta and has been a personal favorite of mine for quite some time. The app allows you to sign into multiple networks (MSN, Skype, Facebook, Yahoo, Google etc) and communicate with all your contacts from one location. The app does have some stability issues at times and can lag on low-end devices. However, if you are looking for an app that combines all your social contacts, get imo.
Like WhatsApp, skype needs no introduction either. While the mobile app is not as solid as the desktop version, it has improved considerably and allows users to send messages and make video/audio calls to contacts. File sharing is also allowed, making this an excellent choice for those who already have Skype accounts and want to make international calls from their Android device.
Avocado is a relatively new entrant and has a different take on the whole thing. Instead of linking you to your social contacts, Avacado is all about that one special person in your life. The app can be installed on two devices (yours and your loved one’s) and then after a few security checks, the two of you can start sending messages, media files, doodles and hugs and kisses (literally). The app is very well done in terms of interface and appearance, and is a great alternative to all the busy and loaded social messaging applications. However, needless to say, you need that ‘special’ person in your life to share it with.