The other day, I downloaded a new text messaging app for my Android powered smartphone. It is the POWOW Messenger for Android. I know what you are thinking, "don't all smartphones come with a native text messaging app?" Sure they do, but the one on my smart phone does not do all of the things that I might need it to do.
The native text messaging app on my smartphone is great for basic texting between one person. Which, to be honest, is primarily what I use when texting with friends and coworkers. It even allows me to enter multiple recipients when composing a text. Unfortunately, my native text messaging app does not allow me to create groups of people to easily send text messages.
With POWOW Messenger for Android, I have the capability of creating multiple groups to receive text messages and each member can easily reply to all in the group. Sometimes you need to have two separate apps for that functionality. With POWOW, I can create a group of all my family members to keep them up to date on things. When I travel with a group of coworkers to a show, we can coordinate our activities through text messaging.
While creating groups is one of the most useful functions of POWOW Messenger for Android there are other great things that it does. It has a "Zip It" functionality that allows you to control messaged you may not want to see. You can blacklist texters that you will not see notifications or messages from them. Another function is the mute notifications function which allows you to see messages, but not receive a notification.
When I first downloaded the app, I was a little concerned with what I saw. It imported all of my existing text threads into the app. All of my outgoing text messages showed with the correct date and time stamp, however all of my incoming texts showed a time stamp of several hours earlier. It made reading the thread difficult. However, I sent a few texts and the responses came back with the correct time stamp, so no worries.
If you do a lot of texting, and especially if you have a need to text to multiple people, I would definitely recommend downloading the POWOW Messenger for Android phones. It is free to download in the Google play app store. Check it out today!