May 22, 2012
Handmark, publisher of various games and creators of Go SMS, have launched their newest SMS replacement app for Android, POWOW. There’s a few features that try to push this above the gaggle of other SMS replacement apps out there. Most importantly, this app is designed for group texts, allowing users to easily send texts to up to 10 people at once. This makes it easier to communicate with groups of friends, coordinating plans like going out at night in a much easier way than through the default Android messaging app. The app supports the current messaging list, MMS transmission, and an easy one-tap button for speech-to-text input.
But what might be the best feature of POWOW? The ability to blacklist people. SMS spammers being annoying? Blacklist them! Is that ex that still texting, and it’s for everyone’s benefit if their text messages just don’t pop up? Then blacklist them. The app is a free ad-supported download, and has a $4.99 in-app purchase to disable ads.