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SMS Popup App: Reading SMS Without Leaving Currently Open Apps


Published onMarch 23, 2012

Don’t you just hate being in the middle of something and getting interrupted? You can be in the zone, playing your favorite game or watching a movie, when suddenly you get the notification that you’ve got a new message.

And, if it’s a message you’ve been waiting for, you’ll need to leave whatever app you’ve currently got open, to read the message and reply to it through your inbox. From there, it’s back to the app you had been on until the next message arrives. Rinse, repeat.

Thankfully, there’s SMS Popup, making the problem of interruption non-existent. SMS Popup allows you to quickly read and reply to SMS messages from a convenient popup window.

Whenever you receive a new message, SMS Popup literally pops up on top of the app you’re currently running. After you’ve read the message, you have the option of simply dismissing the message with the Close button, tapping the Delete button to erase the message, or you can tap on Reply and compose a message right there. When you’re done, tap Send and you can resume whatever you were doing before the interruption.

Worried about receiving a message from someone whom you really don’t need to reply to right away? SMS Popup allows you to modify popup notifications for each contact. You can choose to disable notifications for certain individuals or you can make a notification distinct by customizing it with a contact-specific sound, toggling vibrate on/off, and setting LED notification preferences. Give the people who matter most to you a distinct LED color, for example. It’s sure to get your attention, even if you’re concentrating on an e-mail.

With SMS Popup, it’s even possible for your messages to be read aloud to you using text-to-speech. You can even reply hands-free using the system’s voice recognition feature.

SMS Popup also includes a privacy feature, for those of you who are worried about people peeking over your shoulder and reading your messages. Privacy mode allows to you hide the sender’s name as well as the message contents, so you’ll never have to worry about people reading your SMS while they’re surfing the Internet on your Android phone.

SMS Popup is highly recommended for those of you who receive tons of messages on a regular basis while multitasking on your Android phone.

You can get SMS Popup from the Google Play Store for free. If you find it useful and you’d like to support the developers, there is also an SMS Popup Donate link.

What are your thoughts about SMS Popup?  Do you think it’s intrusive?  Or do you find it a convenience?

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