Platforms: iOS, Android
TextFree has ported its handy iOS app over to the Android operating system, bringing a feature-rich alternative text app to Google phones. TextFree uses an alternative telephone number to send SMS messages under 160 characters behind a carrier's back, but it's easy to set the app to use your carrier's text service as well. Perks include support for customized signatures (I.E. "- Sent from Kenneth's TextFree Account") and in-app support for Facebook Messenger. iOS users will enjoy new support for free voice calls, and those with Android devices can send pictures from within the app (just keep Wi-Fi on).