QKSMS

Messaging app

Replacement for the stock AOSP messaging app.

Some of its features include:

  • Material Design
  • Themes
  • Night Mode
  • Reply to messages without leaving the current app
  • Group Messaging
  • MMS
  • Delayed message sending
  • Search

We’re making texting magical again. QKSMS is the most beautiful messaging experience you’ve ever used. Replace your stock messaging app and fall in love texting all over again.

Dual-SIM and Multi-SIM phones are now fully supported by QKSMS!

Clean: A beautiful, intuitive, and clutter-free design that allows you to focus on what matters.

Customizable: Use any of the millions of colors to theme the entire app, or any particular conversation. Per-contact notifications allow you to easily prioritize and distinguish your messages. Manual and automatic night mode are great too.

Powerful: Use MMS to share photos, stickers, or join your friends in a group chat. Conversation search allows you to find things easier than ever.

Private: Easily block conversations and manage your blacklist, or automatically filter out spam with Should I Answer? integration.

Convenient: Reply to your messages from anywhere using the QK Reply popup, your Wear OS (Android Wear) watch, or directly from your notification shade (Android 7.0+)

Accessibility: High contrast black theme, and full support for TalkBack and Samsung Voice Assistant.

We love hearing what you have to say, so always feel free to let us know whenever you have any feedback or suggestions!

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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.7.6 (2205) - Added on 2019-11-16

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • receive text messages (MMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process MMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • com.android.vending.BILLING
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_APP_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_READ
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_WRITE
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 10 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.7.4 (2203) - Added on 2019-10-31

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • receive text messages (MMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process MMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • com.android.vending.BILLING
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_APP_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_READ
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_WRITE
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 10 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.7.3 (2202) - Added on 2019-10-29

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • receive text messages (MMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process MMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • com.android.vending.BILLING
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_APP_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_READ
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_WRITE
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 10 MiB PGP Signature