1. MikeLip's Avatar
    My favorite text system of all time was the VERY clean and VERY simple software used by Blackberry. Alternate colored bars. No space wasting bubbles. No cutsie graphics. Text, period. it just worked, every time. It did SMS, MMS, group messaging, and let you sort, filter by sender and search. Everything you need, nothing you don't. I have looked at 5 SMS apps;

    GO
    Chomp
    Handcent
    Verizon
    Pansi

    None of them are just good, plain SMS apps. Is there ANYTHING even remotely close to that available? I would *very* gladly pay for this app. Or do I have to wait for BB10 and dump Android? I am very anxious to see what RIM comes out with in January
    12-06-2012 06:29 AM
  2. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    Go SMS I think is the best. You can customize to have boxes, bubbles, how ever you would like. There are a ton of different themes that you can use as well. Here are 2 that I use. Both box like and not so "girly" bubble style.

    sent from CletuS the almighty S3
    Attached Thumbnails I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?-uploadfromtaptalk1354797558068.jpg   I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?-uploadfromtaptalk1354797569968.jpg  
    12-06-2012 06:39 AM
  3. wolverine2003's Avatar
    In Handcent, you can change the conversation style to Android and it will remove the bubbles.
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    12-06-2012 08:05 AM
  4. yungwunn911's Avatar
    In Handcent, you can change the conversation style to Android and it will remove the bubbles.
    this.
    12-06-2012 08:09 AM
  5. strtgng's Avatar
    In Handcent, you can change the conversation style to Android and it will remove the bubbles.
    2nd this.
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    12-06-2012 12:14 PM
  6. DroidXcon's Avatar
    In Handcent, you can change the conversation style to Android and it will remove the bubbles.
    3rd this

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
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    12-06-2012 12:41 PM
  7. DroidXcon's Avatar
    My favorite text system of all time was the VERY clean and VERY simple software used by Blackberry. Alternate colored bars. No space wasting bubbles. No cutsie graphics. Text, period. it just worked, every time. It did SMS, MMS, group messaging, and let you sort, filter by sender and search. Everything you need, nothing you don't. I have looked at 5 SMS apps;

    GO
    Chomp
    Handcent
    Verizon
    Pansi

    None of them are just good, plain SMS apps. Is there ANYTHING even remotely close to that available? I would *very* gladly pay for this app. Or do I have to wait for BB10 and dump Android? I am very anxious to see what RIM comes out with in January
    Can you find a picture of what it looked like that way we can find sometging similar.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    12-06-2012 12:43 PM
  8. MikeLip's Avatar
    Can you find a picture of what it looked like that way we can find sometging similar.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    This is it. Note that this is off a sim, not a real device.
    Attached Thumbnails I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?-blackberrystorm2sms.jpg  
    12-06-2012 12:56 PM
  9. GeorgesBlazah's Avatar
    Yeah, I just switched to the SG3 and Im not impressed with the messaging app. I have GO SMS and its ok.

    This is sorta related, but does anyone know how to show the names of the sender in group messages for the regular messaging app? If Im in a group chat, I get the messages, but it doesnt show me the sender.
    12-06-2012 03:34 PM
  10. OWybPPgO's Avatar
    Go SMS I think is the best. You can customize to have boxes, bubbles, how ever you would like. There are a ton of different themes that you can use as well. Here are 2 that I use. Both box like and not so "girly" bubble style.

    sent from CletuS the almighty S3
    I love that second theme! What is it called?
    12-07-2012 10:03 AM
  11. Since9600's Avatar
    So in other words you want the stock sms app....
    12-08-2012 02:15 PM
  12. MikeLip's Avatar
    No. It uses bubbles.

    So far Pansi seems to be the best one for me. It's clean and fast. But delivery notification does not work. And you get two incoming text notifications.

    I'm really hoping for great things from RIM. BB10 looks awesome. But they will probably screw up text with bubbles too.
    12-08-2012 02:40 PM
  13. hossman12's Avatar
    No. It uses bubbles.<br />
    <br />
    So far Pansi seems to be the best one for me.
    you didnt want it to look girly... So you choose Pansi hahah the irony

    Sent from my MetroPCS GS3
    12-08-2012 03:11 PM
  14. MikeLip's Avatar
    you didnt want it to look girly... So you choose Pansi hahah the irony

    Sent from my MetroPCS GS3
    Yea yea yea Hey, I didn't name it!
    12-08-2012 03:32 PM
  15. Trees's Avatar
    So I was happily chugging along with the Verizon app - bubbles and all. Hadn't crossed my mind until this thread that somehow bubbles in my SMS app might be a problem

    The main reason I switched from the stock SMS app to the Verizon one is due to the lack of group messaging support. Looks like the Note 2 stock SMS app does have native group messaging capability. If it also has an option to remove bubbles then that may be an option once the S3 gets Jelly Bean.
    Galaxy Note 2 Messaging App
    12-08-2012 05:33 PM
  16. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    I like Handcent. Go SMS makes you pay just to show Facebook profile pictures in your SMS's.
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    12-08-2012 10:06 PM
  17. Insatiaable's Avatar
    I have used GO Chat and Sliding Messaging Pro.
    Like you, I made mine very clean.

    Sliding Messaging Pro


    GO Chat
    07-03-2013 08:13 PM
  18. Fields3212's Avatar
    Use handcent. You can customize it anyway to your liking and definitely don't have to use lame *** bubbles.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-10-2013 04:13 AM
  19. MikeO89's Avatar
    I just got my Galaxy Express. Upgraded from an ZTE Avail. Right away I noticed the Samsung Bubbles when texting (the Avail didn't have it). I also hate it and was bummed Samsung didn't let you get rid of them. Samsung must really like their bubbles. After searching and reading here, I downloaded Handcent. Fixed me up real nice. Lots and lots of customization options and lots of skins to download. No more freaking bubbles!
    12-31-2013 03:55 PM

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