Ubox is a refreshing new SMS app alternative that aims to help you break through your SMS inbox clutter. The app makes it easier to manage SMS conversations from service providers, banks, DTH and telecom service providers, as well as promotional messages from all the services you use. With Ubox, you'll be easily able to distinguish between an important message and a promotional text.

The app adds context to your SMS inbox and auto-sorts SMSs into banking, bills, bookings, chats, promotions, and updates, giving you more control. You can then decide to switch notifications for a certain category. For instance, if you don't want to be notified of promotional messages, you can disable notifications for that category.

Ubox also lets you block spam messages with a single swipe. With each blocked message, the spam filter continues to get better. You can also use SMS subjects for frequent SMSs, allowing you to zip through your inbox. You can even bookmark important ones and keep them a tap away.

Hameer Virmani, co-founder of Ubox, correctly points out that people in India have stopped texting friends and family anymore because of the constant distraction of SMSs from businesses, and Ubox aims to resolve that. After a beta launch in January, the app is now available for download on the Play Store for free. Give it a whirl, and let us know how you like it.