HoverChat is a replacement for your stock SMS app where you can Message without interrupting what you're doing! Featured in Time Magazine "50 Best Android Apps for 2013" Must-have Android apps for newbies and enthusiasts alike. Read more: ...Read more
HoverChat is a replacement for your stock SMS app where you can Message without interrupting what you're doing!
*** NOTICE: Go SMS Pro, Handcent SMS and MySMS users must DISABLE those apps OR make sure you install HoverChat before those other apps (you might need to uninstall them then re-install if you already have them on your phone). These apps fight with HoverChat for priority to receive messages from the system. If you do not want to disable them, please do not download HoverChat and give a low rating ***
Tired of having to switch windows or pause videos just to answer an incoming message? HoverChat enables true multitasking by allowing you to read and reply to incoming messages without ever leaving your current screen.
★ Multiple floating windows at the same time ★ Drag and drop windows anywhere with ease ★ Collapse mode helps minimize popups for easy access anytime ★ Anti-NSA mode: Encrypt messages while sending to contacts so your phone carrier or government cannot read it... Ninja Style! ★ Option to save messages on your phone encrypted to prevent other apps reading your SMS messages ★ Emoji Support :) ★ Notification animation for new incoming messages in minimized chat windows ★ Maximize mode allows you to switch to full texting mode in an instant ★ Transparency mode to help you view other windows in the background as you read and reply to messages ★ Settings panel lets you control which contacts the app will show popups for ★ 1 easy switch to enable and disable anytime ★ Efficient battery usage so you can keep the popups open as long as you want ★ Elegant design and graphics
HoverChat lets you have similar popup features as Facebook's new "Chat Heads" feature without needing to replace your current launcher. Plus, we support all phones 2.2+ already :) (including HD devices such as Samsung Galaxy S 4, Sony Z, HTC One X etc.)
We'd like to hear from you. Email us features you'd like to see in upcoming releases.
We respect your privacy. These are the permissions requested by the app and an explanation why we are asking you for them:
- Reading/Editing/Sending Messages: We use this to help you read and reply to SMS messages from within the popup windows
- Reading your contacts: This is to provide you full control to select which contacts you want the popup windows to show up for
- Drawing over apps: We use this permission to display the popup window hovering over your apps. We also give you permission to minimize or close it at any time.
- Vibrate permission: To notify you of new incoming messages depending on your phone's sound profile
** NOTE ** HoverChat uses your phone carrier's normal SMS plan to send messages. Check with your phone carrier for their price offerings
Do you have a question about this app?
UPDATED ON: Jan 1, 2015
INSTALLATIONS: 10,000 - 50,000
LATEST VERSION: v2.2.3_20141231
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 4.0 and up
display system-level alerts
Allows an application to show system alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
write access point name settings
Allows an application to modify the APN settings, such as Proxy and Port of any APN.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
change network connectivity
Allows an application to change the status of network connectivity.
Allows application to receive and process SMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
read SMS or MMS
Allows application to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may read your confidential messages.
edit SMS or MMS
Allows application to write to SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may delete your messages.
Allows application to receive and process MMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
send SMS messages
Allows application to send SMS messages. Malicious applications may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
directly call phone numbers
Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
read contact data
Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
discover known accounts
Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the phone.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.