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    Default Handcent Anywhere vs MightyText?

    Hey all,

    Just wondering how Handcent's Anywhere compares to MightyText? If anyone here knows yet.

    Of course with MightyText it's usable with any android SMS client and Handcent's will have to use it.

    Thanks
    David


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    Default Re: Handcent Anywhere vs MightyText?

    I just started using Handcent Anywhere yesterday. I have no experience with MightText. Handcent Anywhere has very simple functions. You can create new text conversations and reply to a text with type, attachments (like pictures), or emoji's. You do have the option to download your contacts from your mobile device to the site so that their names and any contact images you have will show up on Handcent Anywhere. You're also given the option of desktop notifications.

    What I don't like is that once you start a conversation on Handcent Anywhere, there is no way to close it. So if you end up using the site to text 50 different people, you will have 50 different conversations listed. I'm also not a fan of the fact that you have to use the mouse to send your texts. Pressing ENTER or SHIFT+ ENTER will only bring you down a line in the text box.
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    Default Re: Handcent Anywhere vs MightyText?

    I have been using mightytext for a while now > 1yr. At first it was AWESOME!!! Now, it sucks. I constantly have connection issues. I have to run to my phone and discinnnect reconnect mightytext constantly. This sort of defeats the purpose. I switched to google voice. It has a limited user interface but it ALWAYS sends my texts. I am going to try handcent anywhere. I would love it if it had a chrome extension.
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    Angry Re: Handcent Anywhere vs MightyText?

    Both pieces of software have major flaws

    Mighty Text has a huge problem with sending every text twice. Despite several instances of reporting this to the tech team nothing has been done about rectifying it in the last 6 months

    Handcent Anywhere, Handcent's web based SMS service, is appalling. Once you have logged in online it can take up to a dozen attempts to get the service to actually work and despatch a message. Again, reports to their tech team are completly ignored
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    Default Re: Handcent Anywhere vs MightyText?

    Quote Originally Posted by UKnewbie View Post
    Mighty Text has a huge problem with sending every text twice. Despite several instances of reporting this to the tech team nothing has been done about rectifying it in the last 6 months
    I had the exact same issue of duplicate texts. The fix in my case was to uninstall MacroDroid which installed a 'handler' (my characterization) that watches SMS for possible macro-trigger phrases. Before that, I had to -unintuitively- UNcheck MightyText as my default messaging application.
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    Default Re: Handcent Anywhere vs MightyText?

    I would rather duplicate then not at all lol
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    Default Re: Handcent Anywhere vs MightyText?

    I'm about to test both...my results after two days:
    You can switch between both very easily...

    Mightytext has a very nice desktop user interface. All works smooth so far. I'm just not able to send MMS with pictures from my desktop. On the smartphone you get only a screen for adjust some settings but all SMS and MMS will be done by your standard app, that's also great for me, so I can select the best userinterface I like.

    There are two pages to login for handcent. One is for the user account and one is for the SMS and MMS userinterface. I first only found the page for the account. There is no link button to switch between them, that's really bad. But after searching in the web I found everything and it works now fine. The app on my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4) looks very, very good and works in all aspects very well but is not very fast, no it's really not fast. Handcent replaces your standard SMS app, that's not bad because the user interface is really very well made and surprisingly the language is very well translated to German. Super.
    You have to enable the Handcent anywhere service on the phone before you can use the Desktop interface. This is a little bit more complicated as on Mightytext but possibly also more secure...

    I'm not at the end of my tests. I like the Userinterface of Mightytext for the desktop and the way of implementation on the smartphone but I'm dissapointed that MMS can't be initiated on the desktop (sync works fine also for MMS).

    So currently only Handcent works on the desktop and the smartphone and I think I will go with Handcent...

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