03-10-2012 11:14 AM
29 12
tools
  1. thebignewt's Avatar
    I've never used it but many do. The blurb says it's ready for the GN. It that the consensus? If so what are the cool feature(s) that stand it apart from the stock messenger app? Thanks.
    01-26-2012 02:57 PM
  2. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Lots of theming options. Annoying pop up notifications if that's what you like. You can control LED color notifications according to contact, I think.

    I think GoSMS is better.

    Still, I prefer using the stock messaging app, and that's what I've been using for months.
    01-26-2012 03:08 PM
  3. sherri's Avatar
    You can get rid of the "annoying pop-ups" of you want...I use Handcent on my OG Droid because the "native" messenger is ugly (in my opinion...) . I prefer conversation style....

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk
    01-26-2012 03:21 PM
  4. jbfuson's Avatar
    I love hand cent. Lots of options. Yea shut the pop ups off.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    01-26-2012 04:46 PM
  5. terpitude71's Avatar
    i used handcent exclusively on my OG droid and droid X. since getting the nexus though, ive preferred using the stock messenger, as i really like the look and feel of it. the only handcent feature i find myself missing is group messenging.
    01-26-2012 04:50 PM
  6. sisblub's Avatar
    i used handcent exclusively on my OG droid and droid X. since getting the nexus though, ive preferred using the stock messenger, as i really like the look and feel of it. the only handcent feature i find myself missing is group messenging.
    Same here, used to be a die hard handcent user before the galaxy nexus but now I like the stock messenger better.


    I love hand cent. Lots of options. Yea shut the pop ups off.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    Actually the only thing I miss about handcent is the popup feature. It allowed me to respond to texts without unlocking the device, which was super quick. Still I don't miss it so much that I would go back, I just love the stock messenger.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    01-26-2012 04:53 PM
  7. jbfuson's Avatar
    I didnt like the stock on the original droid and never bothered looking at the stock on my x, charge or nexus. Just installed handcent right away.

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
    01-26-2012 04:56 PM
  8. thebignewt's Avatar
    Thanks. Sounds like it's much ado about nothing, I'll leave it alone. The native app seems fine, no big deal.
    01-26-2012 05:32 PM
  9. ztmike's Avatar
    The stock messaging app is ugly as it has ever been. Handcent works great and offers themes which in by itself makes it better..I prefer the iPhone texting look so I have that theme installed.
    01-26-2012 06:10 PM
  10. rgray's Avatar
    Do not use i love handcent and as of 4 days ago i dled and it worked great until i found out when i sent a text it was being sent to everyone in ur conversation page. It didnt show it was but people were texting me back wondering what i was talking about. Could be an embarrassing experience. Until it updates for ics im loving stock

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    01-26-2012 07:30 PM
  11. moosc's Avatar
    I've always used handcent still when nexus came out it wasnt working ics I emailed them they sent me beta to test. After my feed back its been updated twice. Still best one out there. And if u have issues with mms dont fret its hit n miss on stock messaging also.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk
    01-26-2012 07:34 PM
  12. anon(470989)'s Avatar
    I use handcent just because the icon is blue, that way I get a nice row of blue icons on the bottom. No idea why Android didn't change their stock icon to blue but instead left it ugly green.
    01-26-2012 08:32 PM
  13. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Do not use i love handcent and as of 4 days ago i dled and it worked great until i found out when i sent a text it was being sent to everyone in ur conversation page. It didnt show it was but people were texting me back wondering what i was talking about. Could be an embarrassing experience. Until it updates for ics im loving stock

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    It's already been updated for ICS. I've used it since I got the device and that's never happened to me.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    01-26-2012 08:49 PM
  14. rgray's Avatar
    It's already been updated for ICS. I've used it since I got the device and that's never happened to me.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    Thanks I'll give it a try again

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    01-28-2012 10:40 PM
  15. SSHGuru's Avatar
    I use it and it is great.
    01-29-2012 12:17 AM
  16. jas o's Avatar
    i have used it since the day the Dinc came out. It has been great and very customizable.
    01-29-2012 09:18 AM
  17. Sandman333's Avatar
    I see many users and even the Handcent website says that it allows for individual contact alerts- meaning you can specify an alert when a SMS arrives on a per contact basis. I have been through every setting and menu and cannot find anything in Handcent that allows this. Where is it?

    (it would be nice if they posted some kind of user guide. Their FAQ help files do not match the menu structure, so they are useless.)
    02-07-2012 07:00 PM
  18. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    While you're in the conversation with the person tap the button in the top right hand corner and then tap notification settings.
    02-07-2012 07:13 PM
  19. Sandman333's Avatar
    While you're in the conversation with the person tap the button in the top right hand corner and then tap notification settings.
    Ok, thanks. Now, how do I set it up if I'm not currently in a conversation with the person? I get emergency pages and have not received one since setting up my Razr. I cannot send the paging service a SMS. I do not want to wait until after the next emergency page to set it up.

    Also, is there an option to make the alert repeat until dismissed, or at least repeat a specified number of times or for a specified time? I do not see that either.
    02-07-2012 07:21 PM
  20. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Ok, thanks. Now, how do I set it up if I'm not currently in a conversation with the person? I get emergency pages and have not received one since setting up my Razr. I cannot send the paging service a SMS. I do not want to wait until after the next emergency page to set it up.

    Also, is there an option to make the alert repeat until dismissed, or at least repeat a specified number of times or for a specified time? I do not see that either.
    You have to start one as far as I know. Hit compose message and input the recipient. Once you've done that, go to the text box and input anything you want and then back out. It should show up as a conversation with a draft in it now. Go back in and then just do what you normally do. You never have to actually send a message. As for the reminders, I don't believe you can do that for just one person but you can set them up for all people under the global notification settings. Maybe he'll add it for individuals in the future.
    02-08-2012 11:34 AM
  21. Dirty-Bird's Avatar
    ChompSMS is the only one that worked with Lightflow for SMS alerts. When they added adds I went back to stock.
    02-08-2012 11:44 AM
  22. Hosehead's Avatar
    It's already been updated for ICS. I've used it since I got the device and that's never happened to me.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    +1
    02-08-2012 11:59 AM
  23. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    ChompSMS is the only one that worked with Lightflow for SMS alerts. When they added adds I went back to stock.
    Handcent works with Lightflow for me. It does a great job of controlling my led.
    02-08-2012 11:26 PM
  24. jakson0100's Avatar
    The stock messaging app is ugly as it has ever been. Handcent works great and offers themes which in by itself makes it better..I prefer the iPhone texting look so I have that theme installed.
    totally agree with you.
    03-07-2012 10:15 AM
  25. thebignewt's Avatar
    So let me get this straight: Handcent makes the thread sort of look like the iPhone's SMS app, with the bubble things for each person? I like that look (my wife has an iPhone). I also like the iPhone's notification of new txts on the homescreen. Does Handcent do that too? Just curious.
    03-07-2012 10:30 AM
29 12
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD