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SMS Constructor app review: get a little help texting



SMS Constructor is an iPad and iPhone app that allows the user to create text messages intuitively. The user starts to type a message, and as they do, word suggestions appear. All you have to do is select the word that you wanted to use.

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SMS Constructor


What Makes This a Great App

What makes SMS Constructor a great app is that it allows you to think of better ways to say something, such as providing the words that you were trying to say, but couldn't get out. Sometimes I will start to type something and then forget what I was saying. With the intuitive words appearing, I can simply select the word I was trying to type and move on.

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Once you are finished typing your text message, you can copy it to your messages with the touch of a button. Similarity, if you opt to use this for more than the texting and use it for email; additionally, you can easily copy and paste.

Inputing a message
Inputing a message

More Than One Use

There is more than one use for SMS Constructor. Due to the fact that it suggests words for you, you can use this app as a simple text predictor if you don't have another app for that. This one does a fair job once you've been using it for a while and it has learned your habits and most common words.

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Also, if you don't already know, you can add phrases to your iPhone shortcuts quite easily. I have several for common phrases I use such as "Be right back!" and "We're here!" It saves me time when I am on the go, and is even easier than using a text predictor.

Easily clear text for your next message
Easily clear text for your next message

SMS Constructor


Pros & Cons


  • Easy to use
  • Has the most common words and phrases
  • Learns your phrases as you go
  • One touch copy to SMS
  • Copy to other apps easily too


  • Small field means that it works best for texts
  • You can achieve greater accuracy with custom shortcuts

Options for exporting to text, email, copy, Twitter, or Facebook
Options for exporting to text, email, copy, Twitter, or Facebook

Final Thoughts

SMS Constructor is an iPad and iPhone app used to more easily create SMS messages. It does the job well, and it learns your more common phrases quickly, however I find that custom shortcuts in the device do a much better job. I have to pause my message to tap the predicted word, and I could just type "brb" to get "be right back." If you often forget what you were trying to say, then this app will make suggestions for what you may have been trying to say, so that is a helpful element. Overall, it is a great idea, and I would love to see the idea expanded upon.


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