I am fully aware that Republic Anywhere is still in its early stages.So far it’s been working great for me, and I am aware that developing apps and software takes a long time, so I will be patient, and I’m grateful to those who have worked hard to make the app possible. But here’s just a few things I’d love to see in the future.
- 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.
EDIT 5: (last one). I would love for there to be a web version of the app so I can log on anywhere and use it. I’ve used other apps that have that feature (airdroid, mighty text) and it was really nice to be able to connect anywhere.
If any of you other customer people have recommendations, I would love to see other ideas too! It will also put a bug in Republic’s ear on what to add and what to change.
Again, the app is great so far, and I’m excited to see future improvements. Kudos to those who have made this app possible and to those who are constantly troubleshooting for an app that’s just taken its first steps.