I like Aerize because it aims to do one thing – and do it well: display caller ID-like notifications whenever someone emails or text messages you. It’s especially great when used for SMS because sometimes all you need to see is 1 to 10 words, so it saves time. Still, I have a few qualms with the software.
- Clean aesthetic
- Easy setup
- Especially great for SMS
- You can only select one option at a time from the only show if menu. You also aren’t given the option to specify any number of email addresses, contacts or groups of contacts that you want to receive notifications from when being messaged or emailed.
- Sometimes it takes up to 5 seconds after receiving a message for the pop-up notification to display on the home screen.
- No reply option directly from the pop-up notification. You have to enter your inbox and manually choose to reply.
As stated earlier, Aerize does one thing fairly well. It’s clean, easy to use, and useful for consumer (who receive many SMS text messages) and business (who receive tons of emails) users alike. It still lacks some functionality – like a reply option within the pop-up notification, or the ability to thoroughly customize the rules that dictate when a notification pops up, but hopefully Aerize will fix these in the next update.
3.5 out of 5
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