The typical mode of operation when an Android user receives a text message (or SMS) is to hear or feel the alert, check the notification bar for a quick look at who sent the message, drag the bar down, and click the message from the drop down. From there the user can then read the whole message and reply to it. If you count, you can see that there are four steps before you even get to reading and replying to the message. Now you can make this process a whole lot easier by using the Android app SMS Popup.
With this really cool SMS app, you can set it up so that when you receive a text message you’ll get a popup. From this popup you can quickly read the whole message and even reply to it from the popup. From receiving the message to replying, there’s really only two steps! Read the message and reply! The app cuts out all four preliminary steps to the messaging operation! The app also allows you many settings such as choosing which contacts do what and which ones don’t initiate any popup at all!
SMS Popup, as mentioned earlier, really does make reading and replying to messages quick and easy. There are very helpful settings for such things as behaviors and you can set it for specific contacts and what not.
Make sure you check out the settings because at first it can be annoying with the screen popping on with an incoming message and staying on for 30 seconds (this even bypassed my lockscreen). Sure, you can change the settings but it’s kind of strange as a default. Also, the original notification stays in your notification bar until you clear it, but that’s not all that bad.
If you want to cut out all the steps it takes to read and reply to a simple SMS message, SMS Popup may just make your day!