Official Republic Anywhere Feature Request Thread

I would love to be able to customize the look of the app…both for the computer app and the phone app, such as adding a background, a color theme, message bubble themes, etc. Also, on Android Messages, you can change the color of the contact you are texting, whereas in this app (on the phone), you can’t. So I would love to see more customization options.


An easier way to delete (or archive) messages. I know there’s a way to do that now, but it takes a long time. I would love to be able to select multiple threads at once to delete (or archive) them, or something along those lines. I actually really like that you archive instead of delete them in case you need them later.


More security. I would love a feature that lets you lock the app, and locks it when you haven’t used it for a disclosed amount of time. Setting a pin/password that you can quickly type to unlock it would be the easiest in my opinion instead of putting in the email and password associated with the account.


The ability to call people. I don’t know how feasible that is, but that would be an awesome feature. I know that Republic Anywhere is connected to your account and not your phone, so that makes it more challenging. But if it’s possible, that would be cool.


The only thing so far the REALLY bothers me is that the message type box on PC- the actual space where your replies get typed- is very small, and can’t be resized. So you only end up being able to see a line and a half of text, which is not helpful. It really would be a nice change to be able to resize it, since PCs use tons of different font sizes, monitor sizes, resolutions, etc…


It appears that there is no Text Search in Anywhere. I think Anywhere is a great new tool but it’s genuinely confusing to me why anyone would develop a texting app that does not allow to text search within it.

Is a search utility forthcoming?? It’s a pretty basic function of a texting app.


Can we get right click copy function?

Delivered in 1.1.8 on 7/10/17


RW Anywhere is awesome, and it just is so practical for me because I’ve been typing for around 17 years (over half my life. :open_mouth:). Anyways, if one makes/receives a group chat, and that person clicks on the people list, can you make it so that when they click on a person in that list that they can start a chat with that individual?

DELIVERED in 1.1.8 on 7/10/17


Republic anywhere is nice, but really a chrome extension would have been more appropriate:

Many if not most people work mostly in their browsers nowadays
Browser apps sync across computers - add it once and any new computer gets it automatically where a desktop app I have to go out and install
Cross platform
(Try MightyText or PushBullet to see what I mean on most of these things)
To be clear I’m not complaining about the desktop app, I just think it is a misuse of resources considering all the advantages of a chrome plugin.

Moderator’s note: The following comment was added as a separate post by @monicap, but since the rules of this thread ask that additional posts are not used to comment on existing feature request, I’m merging the comment in here and deleting the extra post:

I second this. Not having the chrome extension makes this a deal-breaker. For me, having to download and install on every new computer is too much of a barrier, since with Pushbullet all I need to do is sign into Chrome. Not to mention that with work computers, people are typically limited when installing desktop programs.


On the PC, there’s no way to see archived conversations. I found this out after I archived a whole bunch of conversations, then realized they had just vanished. I can see them on the phone, and unarchive them there (and they show up again on the PC). But I really wish the entire calling history would be visible on the PC.


On the PC, I wish you could click on a person’s icon and see their complete contact info, like you can on the phone.


I wish you could click on a person’s icon and start a voice or video call… like Apple facetime.


It would be helpful if the contacts were sorted on the PC. In the same vein, a ‘frequents’ list like in the phone app would be helpful.


In the phone app, when searching for a contact, all phone numbers are displayed for each person. This makes for a really long list to scroll through. It might be easier to choose the person and then the phone number from a dialog or expandable section.


Schedule Future Text Messages

I would like to be able to schedule text messages to go out at a future time. Perhaps I want to remind a friend to do something later today, but I know I’ll forget by the time that reminder needs to be sent. If I were able to schedule messages, I could write the text now, but schedule it so that it doesn’t go out until the appropriate time.

Also, in that feature, it should allow editing/deleting up to the point of sending. If I later realize that I have a typo it the message no longer needs to be sent, it would be nice to be able to make the necessary modifications before the send time.

I would like this in all versions of the app.


In the phone app, it would be nice if the text bubbles extended all the way to the far side of the screen, opposite the person the message is from. When the screen is vertical the bubbles are much too narrow, requiring a lot of scrolling. Other texting apps use more space horizontally for the text bubbles.

Moderator’s note:
Comment added by @aaronf.ttsxha:


Grammarly Integration on Computer App

It would be great if Grammarly worked in Anywhere on computers! Right now, I don’t see any sort of spell/grammar check active in my computer version.

If not Grammarly, at least some sort of spell/grammar check would be nice.


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Soon as the anywhere App has a black or Dark theme…i can use it. White is just terrible on the eyes.

(Moderator’s note: Question moved here, to keep this thread on topic.)


Please make the RA menu available in program window rather than the task bar.

  1. Can be difficult to find initially.
  2. Prevents windows from recalling email requiring it ti be reentered at each log on resulting in more work and a waste of time.
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