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    I can't stand HTC one default message notification where it scrolls through the message in the status bar, I wondered if there is any iOS style notification bubbles or anything else better than the default notifications

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien Blackford View Post
    I can't stand HTC one default message notification where it scrolls through the message in the status bar, I wondered if there is any iOS style notification bubbles or anything else better than the default notifications

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    Yea sms pop up. Can reply from it without leaving current app too

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    also you can turn off the "preview" part in the settings so it wont scroll message
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    I use GO sms on my GS3, tons of personalization options, and there is a setting for status bar privacy, where it just displays "new message"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tat21985 View Post
    I use GO sms on my GS3, tons of personalization options, and there is a setting for status bar privacy, where it just displays "new message"
    +1 GO SMS is awesome so is Handcent those were my go to SMS apps when I was on android. You'd think by now that Stock Android and iOS would have freaking popup reply.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swarlos View Post
    +1 GO SMS is awesome so is Handcent those were my go to SMS apps when I was on android. You'd think by now that Stock Android and iOS would have freaking popup reply.


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    Pop up notifications are annoying to some people. That's why they're in the notification bar. It was actually a selling point of Android, BB10 and (my dearly departed) webOS

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    I prefer pop up notifications, I send/receive 300 texts a day. For me, it makes it easier than having to go through the motions of opening my messaging, opening the thread, then replying to the message
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    Quote Originally Posted by tat21985 View Post
    I prefer pop up notifications, I send/receive 300 texts a day. For me, it makes it easier than having to go through the motions of opening my messaging, opening the thread, then replying to the message
    If you are on 4.2+ you can just slide the notification bar and use two fingers on the message and hit reply for a pop up. No need to open the app or even unlock the phone (Without a security lock) to reply to a message.

    I find pop ups really annoying, and especially while in another app like a game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodriguez96 View Post
    If you are on 4.2+ you can just slide the notification bar and use two fingers on the message and hit reply for a pop up. No need to open the app or even unlock the phone (Without a security lock) to reply to a message.

    I find pop ups really annoying, and especially while in another app like a game.

    I can see your point on the dislike for popups. In Go SMS, you shut off the pop ups while gaming, if you so choose. I personally like to be able to personalize as deep as I can, and Go SMS goes WAY deeper in customization than the stock messaging.
    Last edited by tat21985; 04-25-2013 at 11:18 PM. Reason: omission
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodriguez96 View Post
    If you are on 4.2+ you can just slide the notification bar and use two fingers on the message and hit reply for a pop up. No need to open the app or even unlock the phone (Without a security lock) to reply to a message.

    I find pop ups really annoying, and especially while in another app like a game.
    4.1 or higher.

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    I there an SMS app that the pop up will show in the lock screen without the screen turning on?
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    I have started using facebook messenger, which has Chat-heads which you can turn off. It has now taken over from my standard messaging....
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    I tried this and it seemed to work great but I was not receiving MMS messages.
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    I was thinking of using something called knock 2+ not sure if its worth the price

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    I bought Knock2+ but couldn't get it to work for anything other than Google Voice on the HTC One. I emailed the developer but got nothing back so i've uninstalled it. Also, you have to activite it in the Accessibility settings and this causes the lock screen on Sense 5 to act differently. I use the stock Productivity lockscreen which should allow you to scroll through notifications without unlocking the screen but, it appears that on Sense 5, anything that requires activation in Accessibility causes the lockscreen to attempt to unlock at the slightest touch without needing to drag up. This might be cool for some but not with my lockscreen of choice. Just installed Missed Call/SMS Alert app. So far, so good but doesn't pop up anywhere or turn on the screen, it just plays a reminder sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LTrane View Post
    I bought Knock2+ but couldn't get it to work for anything other than Google Voice on the HTC One. I emailed the developer but got nothing back so i've uninstalled it. Also, you have to activite it in the Accessibility settings and this causes the lock screen on Sense 5 to act differently. I use the stock Productivity lockscreen which should allow you to scroll through notifications without unlocking the screen but, it appears that on Sense 5, anything that requires activation in Accessibility causes the lockscreen to attempt to unlock at the slightest touch without needing to drag up. This might be cool for some but not with my lockscreen of choice. Just installed Missed Call/SMS Alert app. So far, so good but doesn't pop up anywhere or turn on the screen, it just plays a reminder sound.
    Knock2+ looks pretty neat. But it would just kill my battery. Sometimes I don't check my messages for hours. So I guess for me its no good. But still a very cool app!
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    I hate popup notifications. So distracting. Notifications are my favorite thing about my switch to android from ios. Also ios tended to drop notifications sometimes while android shows everything

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    Keep battery life in mind when you switch to pop up notifications on the screen. I had Tango for awhile and it managed all my SMS traffic and had pop up and reply features. It was a battery hog to keep that thing running in the background so I turned it off. Also, like many on here. I found it annoying to have my messages popping up while I was using my phone.
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    I'm using Nils Floating Panel on mine and I love it. I'm using it on top of a widgetlocker lockscreen but you can use it on the stock. You can set it to work with all of your apps or exclude apps. Also, if you're coming from iPhone, you'll probably like how it can wake your phone (I still can't understand why people like this but to each his own). Here's the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.nilsplus

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