Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Quick Review: EvolveSMS

One of the first reviews I wrote for this was of Klinker Apps' Sliding Messaging, a nifty SMS app with lots of customisation. It's been around for a year now, and to celebrate, the Klinker brothers released two new apps, Talon for Twitter, and EvolveSMS. I'm not a heavy Twitter user, but I've bought Talon, and I'll bring you a review in the next while.

Now, EvolveSMS. It features some features from Sliding Messaging, but not too much, just enough to make it useful without being overloaded with settings. It's a beautiful looking app, and, like Talon, it takes advantage of the translucent system bars introduced in Android 4.4 KitKat. For an app that was just released yesterday, it's pretty damn stable, if you pardon the expression.

Naturally, it has teething problems, but, remarkably, nothing major. Some people are complaining of graphical issues, like text not aligning correctly with the textboxes, but I've no doubt that these issues will be stamped out really soon!

As with Sliding Messaging, EvolveSMS doesn't feature any internal messaging system, a la Facebook/WhatsApp/Kik/etc. It's just a straight SMS/MMS app. Maybe that doesn't have the same appeal as it might have some years ago, but it's still very relevant.

EvolveSMS is, itself, a free app, although you can pay for extra features in-app. That said, even with just the free app, it's a very nifty app, and well worth trying out. All you need is an Android device running Android 4.0 or higher. Try it! You can't go wrong.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.evolve_sms