GO SMS Pro Is A Lightweight, Full-Featured SMS App For Android

GO SMS Pro Is A Lightweight, Full-Featured SMS App For Android
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Android: For a much better SMS/MMS experience on Android, check out GO SMS Pro. This free app has an elegant, customisable UI and a ton of SMS features including scheduling, folders organisation, sending over Wi-Fi, and more — with very little memory usage too.

GO SMS Pro greatly improves upon the stock Android messaging app with pretty much all the features you would want for texting. You can backup your text messages to SD, email or Dropbox; batch manage messages; quickly search SMS; and much more. There’s also a plug-in for Facebook Chat.

One of the nicest things about GO SMS is the interface, which is highly customisable, has a night mode, and incorporates transitions via gestures. Two widgets are also available.

Best of all, it works fast and is slimmer than other SMS apps.

GO SMS Pro [Android Market via XDA Developers]


  • I really like the entire GO range. I use the GO Launcher EX, GO SMS Pro, GO Contacts, GO Dialer, and the GO Weather Live Wallpaper and widget on my Galaxy S. I find they are very well featured and very good on system resources. Its not often you can replace all the major apps with ones that look and feel consistent. Plus the price is the best one…FREE!! So GO GO GO 🙂

  • I had no issue with the stock messaging app on the SGS, but since upgrading to the SGS2, I despise it. I assume it’s the Android stock, but I’m not certain.
    I looked at GO SMS Pro but all of the screenshots in the market make it look so gimmicky and kiddy. Might give it a shot now though.

  • While I’ll admit I use both Go Launcher EX and Go SMS Pro, I am a little suspicious of the GO Dev Team generally. The sheer number of apps they’ve released shows they’re not a single app developer doing it in his/her spare time for a bit of fun. But all their apps appear to be both free, and devoid of any ads … so how exactly are they making their revenue?

    Back to the point at hand though, as an app, GO SMS is a pretty strong candidate as an alternative to Handcent (which is beginning to become too weighed down with unnecessary crap) for sure!

  • Bronx says, the Go SMS Pro has a few bugs and problems connecting to Contacts… Not all of Bronx’s contacts can be seen in the app!! Bronx may have to reinstall Handsent..

  • I found the stock sms app on the nexus one quite irritating and changed over to handcent SMS rather quickly.

    it’s also still nicer than the stock sms app on the SGSII.

  • can go sms support multiple ringtones depending on sms you receive? i receive server sms alerts to my device but i need to know which ones are critical based on msg description or sender. is this possible or know of any app that does this such as rexwireless for blackberry?

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