App of the Week – Pulse SMS

Published on July 21, 2017

Ask any Android user what their least favorite thing about their smartphone is, and you’re sure to get a bevy of responses. Some of the most common complaints, though, would probably have something to do with text messaging. You may hear about how the SMS platform that exists isn’t as visually appealing it could be, or how Google’s alternatives, such as Voice, Allo, and Hangouts, are seemingly always in the process of being redeveloped.

For anyone looking for a sleek, easy-to-use messaging service on their Android device – one closer to what you could get on iOS device – Pulse SMS may be just the thing.

Billing itself as “texting done right,” Pulse stands apart in the crowded messaging market thanks to its wide array of features and prime functionality, including per-contact customization options and easy-to-use MMS features, allowing you to easily share images, videos, or location tags. The app also boasts a beautiful web reader, meaning that you can cleanly preview any online content – such as articles or YouTube videos – that get sent your way.

And the features don’t stop there! Pulse also allows you to take control of your contact list, allowing you to easily pin your favorite contacts for easy access; you can also use Pulse to archive important conversations or even blacklist certain contacts or messages. Forgot to archive something important? That’s OK – you can also use the app’s powerful search tools to comb through your messaging history and find just the hilarious text or mind-warping GIF you're looking for.

And the best part? With Pulse, all of your conversations can finally be accessed across platforms or devices! You can manage your SMS, MMS, and group messages from just about any internet connected device, including Android Wear smartwatches, tablets, and even your desktop or laptop computer.

Ready to put this “first true iMessage competitor for Android” to work across your devices? You can download Pulse SMS right now, but you’ll need a subscription to use all of its services. New users can purchase a lifetime membership plan for just $10.99; there are also plans that allow you to pay $0.99/month or $5.99/year.

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