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  1. Ramenstien's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone knew some of the best text messaging applications on the market. I am not completely sure if this is where I should put this, but if it isn't then I am sorry.

    Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
    10-23-2010 07:15 PM
  2. ragnarokx's Avatar
    My favorite is Handcent. Very customizable and I love the pop-up for new messages. Others like ChompSMS.
    10-23-2010 07:18 PM
  3. Ramenstien's Avatar
    My favorite is Handcent. Very customizable and I love the pop-up for new messages. Others like ChompSMS.
    Oh I see. Well I have used Handcent and it is the one I am using right now. What is the pop-up for new messages? I might know what you are talking about buy I'm not completely sure.
    10-23-2010 07:24 PM
  4. IIJBII's Avatar
    +1 for Handcent

    The pop up setting brings up a "pop-up" box in front of everything (any app you are in" with the text. It's similar to what iPhones do. Turn it on it the settings to give it a try. I've used it and it's very nice but I prefer to leave it off.

    If you are using Handcent but asking this question what is it you are looking for? Handcent (in my opinion) is the best text app but considering you are using it and asking this question what features are you looking for?
    10-23-2010 09:03 PM
  5. MowDownJoe's Avatar
    I still prefer the stock messaging app, mostly because I don't like the comic book bubbles that the big two, Chomp and Handcent, use. That said, Chomp has a real nice widget, and I wish that there was something like that for the stock messaging app.
    10-23-2010 10:57 PM
  6. legendary1022's Avatar
    Since I have transferred over to using google voice full time its the one thing I miss about the messaging apps. I don't like the way voice handles threaded messaging, with a new thread for that person every day. I really miss the pop ups on handcent. I wish google open up their sdk so people could develop on it.

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2
    10-24-2010 07:44 AM
  7. Jesse Potter's Avatar
    I still prefer the stock messaging app, mostly because I don't like the comic book bubbles that the big two, Chomp and Handcent, use. That said, Chomp has a real nice widget, and I wish that there was something like that for the stock messaging app.
    That can be changed. Handcent can be configured to look just like the stock messaging app.

    Sent from my Evo 4G using Tapatalk Pro.
    10-24-2010 08:27 AM
  8. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I love the stock messaging app on my epic. If handcent can be configured to look just like my stock app then what would be the point of downloading a 2nd app. Is there another reason (features) that make it better?
    10-24-2010 10:02 AM
  9. MowDownJoe's Avatar
    That can be changed. Handcent can be configured to look just like the stock messaging app.

    Sent from my Evo 4G using Tapatalk Pro.
    Ehh... even then, I look at all the extra features it has and say "I don't need these. And I really don't need a replacement for the LauncherPro messaging widget anymore now that I found a reasonable one."
    I'm happy with stock.
    10-24-2010 11:48 AM
  10. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    I concur, having looked at the after-market apps, the stock SMS application gets the basic job done.
    10-24-2010 12:26 PM
  11. Tower72's Avatar
    +1 for Handcent
    10-24-2010 05:16 PM
  12. aiverson23's Avatar
    Not saying it happens for everyone. But I had a problem with Handcent receiving picture messages. I would have never known until a girl asked me if I got her picture. Because what it would do is make the notification noise, then try to automatically download the picture, but then when it failed it would go away and if I never watched my phone go through this process it would just make it seem like my phone made the notification sound randomly because there would be no icon or anything to let me know I ever had a new message.

    Ive moved to Chomp and never had the problem since. But if ppl send you pic messages I would test it out with a friend to make sure you are receiving them correctly. Cuz like I said I would have never known anything was wrong unless I had someone tell me they were sending me a pic and then watching my phone go through the process of trying to receive it and failing.
    10-26-2010 10:45 AM
  13. Parnelli98's Avatar
    Another +1 for Handcent. I have not had a problem using it, and I like the way I can customize notification sounds to each person I text with. That way I know for sure who just sent me the latest text without having to touch my phone!
    10-26-2010 02:10 PM
  14. Hooligan76's Avatar
    i had crunch sms on my blackberry and just found out that it is available in the android market. it's well worth the download from my views. i haven't used the others but will check into them at one point or another just to know if i have the best or not.
    10-26-2010 08:11 PM
  15. Fried Rice Mofo's Avatar
    +1 for Handcent.

    I stopped using the pop-up as well, but it's a great app, period.. The customization alone is mindboggling..
    10-26-2010 11:47 PM
  16. Hooligan76's Avatar
    i had crunch sms on my blackberry and just found out that it is available in the android market. it's well worth the download from my views. i haven't used the others but will check into them at one point or another just to know if i have the best or not.
    Well i gave handset sms a try and love it. The widget is great for quickly getting through lots of messages. thanks for the recommendations to those using handset, it was because of your mentions that i gave it a try.
    10-28-2010 07:07 AM
  17. Captivate me's Avatar
    I started out using Handcent, but did't like that I couldn't forward messages...or at least I couldn't figure out how to. I too used crunch sms on my BB and loved it. Good to know its in the market, I will give it a go.
    10-28-2010 08:39 AM
  18. Mike77's Avatar
    I'm using the stock messenger with the SMS Popup app. I have issues, although minor with both Handcent and Chomp. Chomp only has bubbles, which I am not a fan of, no droid style conversations. Handcent has that, but in landscape mode on my Epic, only a small part of the conversation is in view, due to the large border at top and text entry at botton. This is not an issue in verticle mode.
    10-28-2010 08:46 AM
  19. stacyadell's Avatar
    Since I have transferred over to using google voice full time its the one thing I miss about the messaging apps. I don't like the way voice handles threaded messaging, with a new thread for that person every day. I really miss the pop ups on handcent. I wish google open up their sdk so people could develop on it.

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2
    Try SMS Popup if you want to have a popup text message. I use it with Handcent becuase I like the larger picture in the popup.
    10-28-2010 10:14 AM
  20. Doc's Avatar
    Having been using Handscent since day 1 and had only one issue. Tried to send a photo and after it was resized it kept spinning trying to send. Determined there was a network problem at the time but could not get the app to stop trying to send the photo.

    I was right by a Sprint store and they removed the battery but that did not stop the app from trying to send the photo (at least that is what it looked like). I had to clear all msg history for that person to fix.

    Still a good app an no reason to change unless of course I need to forward a sms or mms to someone.

    Doc

    P.S.
    Love the pop up as I keep the phone locked.
    10-28-2010 11:05 AM
  21. pstellato73's Avatar
    I am using handcent and I love it. But I have one question. It says I have 5 nmessages in my notifications. Bar but I read thru all my texts that are in there. Howcan I clear them. Do I need to go into the stock app and mark then as read?
    10-28-2010 03:10 PM
  22. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Just hit the clear button on the notification drop down. You should also go into the stock messaging app and disable auto retrieve. Anything that would throw a notification should be disabled.
    10-28-2010 03:15 PM
  23. crunkmonkey06's Avatar
    +1 for Handcent!!

    Sent from my SCH-R880 using Tapatalk
    10-28-2010 03:43 PM
  24. slthree's Avatar
    Not only is Handcent the best messaging app, it is a top 10, or even top 5, overall android app

    No android user should be without it
    10-28-2010 03:49 PM
  25. MowDownJoe's Avatar
    i had crunch sms on my blackberry and just found out that it is available in the android market. it's well worth the download from my views. i haven't used the others but will check into them at one point or another just to know if i have the best or not.
    Can you provide an AppBrain link? Just did a search for "Crunch" and didn't find anything SMS related.

    ...What? I'm satisfied with the Stock SMS, but I'm willing to keep my options open.
    10-28-2010 04:31 PM
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