This useful utility application popped up in the store this week and I couldn't help but take a look. From forums member and resident BlackBerry 10 developer SCrid2000 (aka SCrApps), the one behind one of my favorite apps Z Theme, comes this utility application. Drawing inspiration from a forums member who sought a quick way to compose a text message with as few steps as possible from the hub, he answered the call and the result is this application whose name says it all.

Fast Text is neat and simple application that allows users to instantly compose text messages by bypassing any additional screens or steps that may go with it. There is a convenient help menu when launched, though the startup screen is customizable under the settings heading. 

There are three ways to send an SMS from within the application: Launch Contact Picker, Launch SMS Composer, and Send to Last Contact. All you have to do is tap on the selection you prefer and go from there. Each of these ways makes sending a little bit easier and quicker, especially for those of us whose family and friends still prefer this method of communication. At times I don't always want to scroll through the list in the hub just to continue a prior conversation. A former employer of mine was always searching for apps and programs to reduce the number of clicks to improve productivity. Fast Text does exactly that and is a great little application.

For those who are powers users when it comes to texting, I do see this as a handy application for firing off a quick SMS to friends, family members or co-workers. Fast Text for BlackBerry 10 is $.99 for all BlackBerry 10 handsets.

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