Free App Recap – SMS Add-on Apps

Free App Recap  – SMS Add-on Apps

Mar 5, 2013

A while ago we talked about different SMS apps for Android. These text messaging apps were a total replacement for the stock messaging app. The benefit of those apps is they have a whole lot of new features. While this is great for some people, others just want an added feature like a pop-up window when they receive a new message. For these people there are SMS add-on apps like the ones in this list. Let’s have a look at some text messaging add-on apps.

SMS Popup Alert

Only a few stock SMS apps have some sort of option to show a pop-up window for new incoming messages. This saves some clicking or opening up the notification bar to see who the message was from and what it said. Once installed, a pop-up window will appear with the incoming message displayed in it. There is a choice to reply or drag it to the trash right from the pop-up window. This may not work with 3rd party SMS apps.

Download SMS Popup Alert

SMS Backup +

SMS Backup + is a great app for backing up message threads. When a message thread gets into the 1000 messages or longer range, some phones or apps can slow down and take a whole to load the thread. Having an app to backup the messages, deleting them every couple of days is easier to do. They are backed up to Gmail and placed in a label called SMS. Also, SMS Backup + will backup call logs and place them in Google Calendar if desired. This is great for people who need to track calls for work or other reasons.

Download SMS Backup +

Vault-Hide SMS, Pics & Videos

From time to time there may be a need to hide a picture or message from prying eyes. Using an app like Vault-Hide will surely do the trick. Not only is there an option to hide images, SMS messages and even Facebook messages can be hidden from people trying to see who is chatting or sending images. I know there are a lot of reasons to hide a picture or message from people. Not only for the inappropriate images, it can be for work messages that might be sensitive and shouldn’t be seen by other people.

Download Vault-Hide SMS, Pics & Videos

Private Line Makes It Easy to Reject Calls and Messages When Busy

Private Line Makes It Easy to Reject Calls and Messages When Busy

Aug 28, 2012

Sometimes the world just needs to go away. That’s what Private Line tries to do, make it simple to not be bothered at all. When set up and running, it blocks all calls and messages that come in, or more technically, it sends calls to voicemail and messages to the inbox without notifying about them.

Now, blocking all calls and messages is kind of the nuclear option – there are always some people who need to get through. Thankfully, Private Line can be set up to let the calls and messages of certain people through, or even just set up a busy auto-response in order to easily say “I’m busy, leave me alone!” It easily integrates with Android contacts to do this. Plus, Private Line can be set up to run on an on/off basis, or only for a certain amount of time. Private Line is available in an ad-supported free version and ad-free for $0.99.