Features & Use
chompSMS’s design is great: it’s clean, uncluttered and provides users with lots of useful features.
SMS are displayed as speech bubbles, and conversations are shown as threads. A lot of messaging services have adopted this set-up, which – I believe – was made popular by iChat (correct me if I’m wrong, I pray you).
The overview displays conversation threads rather than individual messages, allowing for a quick and easy context-based search, rather than having to comb through each text individually.
- contact pictures
- emoji icons
- text snippets
- passcode lock
What’s more, the developers offer an SMS gateway via which texts can also be sent, as an alternative to using your mobile provider’s gateway. Whether this is a viable option in terms of economising a few cents depends on the rates you get from your mobile provider.
chompSMS is quite simply a great tool for SMS nay and yay sayers alike. The gateway feature may even help you save a penny here or there.
Screen & Controls
chompSMS comes with a great design: it’s neat, it’s easy to use and easy to navigate. Controls are beyond easy, and what’s more, they’re fun, too.
Speed & Stability
chompSMS is a dependable app if ever there was one: smooth, fluid and stabile.
chompSMS can be downloaded for free from the Android Market. A small ad banner encouraging users to support the developers will pop up after 14 days of use.