Remember 3 years ago or so when there were all these alternative text messaging apps coming out for all the platforms claiming to look like the iPhone SMS or claiming to be free messaging? I know we do. Thing is only a couple really pulled through and flourished, CrunchSMS is one of those apps.
CrunchSMS is now available to all BlackBerry 7.0 devices! As well as integrated into the pull-down ‘Home Screen Notification List’. Since our last visit to Crunch, they’ve added a huge list of new features actually.
When CrunchSMS first looked shiny to me it was actually because they offered an Text/SMS client that was free (still is with ad banner after 7 days or optional fee to unlock) and would let users like myself text over 140/160 characters. On Verizon back a few years ago it wasn’t even an option to text over this amount. Although for most this has been remedied with the wonderful world of MMS. The team over at Delicious Inc. had a deeper agenda. Every couple weeks for the past 2 and a half years they’ve built Crunch up to be quite the slick Text messaging app!
Some key Features include
− Customizable Conversation screens – including the compose screens. You build them how you see fit. Colors, fonts, highlight colors, background images, the works!
− Snippets – Set up and add bits of text quickly into your messages.
− Blacklisting – allows users to block specific users/phone numbers from sending messages like SMS or MMS through.
− TextFreek – TextFreek is FREE text messaging service that’s built into CrunchSMS connecting you with other friends/family across BlackBerry, Android, iPhone and iTouch devices absolutely FREE!
− Quick Reply – A quick reply is a pop-up message that CrunchSMS will push to most apps such as Email, BBM so you can quickly reply to the text and get back to what you were doing.
But this is just the features in bold. See all the features, bug fixes and updates here http://crunchsms.com/main/changelog. The app is always Free like we said, however a small ad banner will appear at the bottom of your screen after the first 7 days has past. If it’s a must for you to remove this banner (it was for me) then head over to http://crunchsms.com/buy and purchase a full license to unlock it. The price is $6.99. Crunch is available for FREE from BlackBerry App World and their own website at the links below!