Texting is a great way to instantly connect to people. If you’re in India, then you’re in luck. Apart from some of the top messaging apps that you can choose from, there’s one app that lets you text your friends and family, not just in English, but in one of the many regional languages available in the country. The messaging app is called Plustxt and it is a free text messaging system that enables you to send private texts to your relatives, friends, colleagues, and customers. In this review we take a look at some of the cool features of Plustxt.
Plustxt is not just another text-messaging package. It has some spectacular features that make it unique and interesting. Here are some of them:
- You can send private text messages to your contacts. So, you can keep your mobile number hidden when sending text messages. This protects your public identity, your real mobile phone number, and prevents unwanted texts.
- You can decide how long you want your message to remain in the recipient’s email. So, if you want the message to disappear from the recipient’s phone 10 minutes after receiving it, you can easily choose that option in the settings.
- You can limit what the recipient can do with your message. For example, you can prevent the recipient from forwarding your message to someone else, or from downloading the attachments in the message.
- Apart from English, Plustxt supports many other languages, including seven native Indian languages (Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, and Tamil). So, you’re not compelled to send your messages in English if you choose not to.
In addition to these, Plustxt works perfectly as a chat application. Note, however, that you can only chat with friends or relatives who have the app installed on their phones. If you send them chat messages when they’ve not installed the app, you’ll be billed for sending ordinary text messages.
To chat with others, just add them to your friends list by entering their Plustxt ID, and you’re good to go.
Plustxt has an excellent usability and a very clean design. You won’t have to take a tutorial or surf the web before you can use it. And, in addition to text, you can attach images and smileys in your messages and chat posts. So, using Plustxt isn’t a drab experience.
Plustxt currently supports native Indian languages but has plans to expand to 10 additional Indian languages, 5 SE Asian and African languages soon. The app has gone extra miles in order to make texting and chatting with others fun AND safe with additional Plustxt tools such as blocking users and sender controls. So, feel free to send those jokes, gist, news, and so on, without your identity known. And remember, you can easily “clean the tracks”. You can do all these, only with Plustxt.
Plustxt is a pretty good messaging app with some really cool features. However, it still has a long way to go in terms of its native language translation feature. It’s not an easy task to literally translate the English alphabets into native languages and make sense of it, and in this respect Plustext falters. It’s still fun though to try out the native languages and have the others guessing your message!