04-30-2014 02:07 PM
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  1. android jack's Avatar
    To be more specific, the new HTC one came with many Verizon apps. Some I use, others I don't. When I started I noticed there was a Verizon messaging app and what appears to be the stock app. Which in your opinion is better or are they about the same?

    Any opinions on the other Verizon apps is much appreciated.

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    04-23-2014 07:20 PM
  2. buckifvr's Avatar
    I personally do not use the Verizon apps.

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    04-23-2014 07:24 PM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Sense Stock app is pretty good. 8sms or textra for some lightweight apps that are good. And go sms and handcent for heavyweight apps with tons of customization options. I used 8sms on my nexus and using stock now. I gave up on handcent a while ago.

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    04-23-2014 07:28 PM
  4. buckifvr's Avatar
    I'm still using and loving Handcent, been using it for years and I have the customization just the way I like it.

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    04-23-2014 07:31 PM
  5. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    Textra textra textra. Its not the most elegant or customizable, but its quick to use and very reliable. I've used a ton of SMS apps on the play store, 8sms, hello SMS, hover chat, handcent, and so on. They all offer unique things but none of them are as reliable as textra. I keep going back to it and highly recommend it.

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    04-23-2014 07:41 PM
  6. Ventura726's Avatar
    I love the stock Sense app, especially the dark theme.
    04-23-2014 08:02 PM
  7. Hardcase19's Avatar
    I just started using Textra and really like it. The only issue I am having is that when I create a new text and search for a contact they are not all listed alphabetically by last name. For instance, some contacts with a last name starting with A will be listed but others are not and I must search by their first name. Any ideas on how to fix this?
    04-23-2014 08:20 PM
  8. freddyttt's Avatar
    I left handcent and went back to stock. i need notifications and the stock seemed to do that the best.
    04-23-2014 08:45 PM
  9. darkhan's Avatar
    I have tried them all pretty much and textra seems to be the best for me.
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    04-23-2014 10:10 PM
  10. newtda513's Avatar
    Google hangouts

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    04-23-2014 10:21 PM
  11. Nicky1983's Avatar
    I use hello sms love it

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    04-23-2014 11:13 PM
  12. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    I have never used VZW apps when I was on their service and personally don't know what that messaging app is like but I bet it is restrictive when it comes to customizing the appearance.

    I personally use Hangouts as 1) I don't care about that whole NSA crap; b) I like having my hangouts conversations mixed in with my texts, easier to use one app instead of 2+; & c) I like the archive feature for texts + hangouts. Makes it easier to keep my inbox (or whatever you call it) cleaner.
    The other texting apps I've used don't have that and I end up losing texts..because I accidentally delete them because I'm so used to the archive feature with hangouts. I've used the stock messaging app on Samsung devices (it is alright, customization isn't that great), ChompSMS (I like this customization better!), & MySMS (so I can text on my computer without needing my phone around; plus is backs up my texts to my email + Evernote + Google Drive).

    I've also got MightyText working in the background constantly to backup my texts to the cloud and so that I can text on my computer. This one is a lot better when it comes to texting from your computer. I'm not sure if it works with Mac because I use a PC BUT it tells you your phone battery life, it can back up your pictures + schedule messages to send (if you get the new pro version) & Manage your contacts from the web app. It's awesome. http://mightytext.com

    I tried handcent a while back but ended up deleting it before I even really used it. MySMS & ChompSMS both have the popup messaging where a window will popup allowing you to read any new messages and reply without actually opening the app itself. This is one thing I miss from Hangouts but I can live without it.
    04-24-2014 01:25 AM
  13. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Google Hangouts is now pretty decent after the recent update that merges hangout messages/sms messages into a single thread. I do both text messages and hangout messages, so it's just easier for me to keep them in the one app. I just wish the sms you get on Hangouts were visible on other devices.
    04-24-2014 01:29 AM
  14. cyberr8der's Avatar
    I like the he Verizon messenger app. The main reason is because using that you can get text messages on our computer and tablet ND they'll all be in sync. I find that to be very handy.

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    04-24-2014 07:23 AM
  15. mhunter6378's Avatar
    I used Hangouts on my Nexus 5 and continued to use it when I switched to the M8. Hangouts was good for me but a bit limited on attachment types from within the app. Since then I have also tried Evolve, Textra and Chomp. Couldn't get used to Evolve and swiping between screens, Textra and Chomp are nice (very customizable) but I send audio files from time to time and they handled them ok but when the recipient got them (my wife with an iPhone) it showed up as a 3gpp file (not the mp3 file type I had attached) which her phone could not interpret. I'm using the stock Htc messaging app now and don't have that issue and it has many options for attachments from within the app. Staying with the stock app for now.
    04-24-2014 07:45 AM
  16. jpgetter's Avatar
    I use hello sms love it

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    Yes I love Hello SMS as well. Tried every well known sms app and it fits my use the best. Handcent is my second favorite. I like the look of Evolve but something about it just turned me off.
    04-24-2014 09:37 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have always used ChompSMS.

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    04-24-2014 11:15 AM
  18. jhguth's Avatar
    Another vote for hello sms, only complaint is no message forwarding

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    04-26-2014 09:55 AM
  19. Craig Holton's Avatar
    Go SMS Pro
    04-26-2014 10:40 AM
  20. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I love Textra. It sends MMS super fast even on WiFi.

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    04-26-2014 10:51 AM
  21. Mark8768's Avatar
    Handcent has always worked for me... never cared for stock or Verizon messaging
    04-26-2014 02:08 PM
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    04-26-2014 03:10 PM
  23. anon(7894520)'s Avatar
    the stock messages app is the only one which can block contacts, afaik, making all the rest pretty useless to me.

    it is also packed with features and customisation options so i don't feel the need to look elsewhere even if it weren't for that single advantage.
    04-26-2014 03:26 PM
  24. Kool G Sal's Avatar
    Google hangouts

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    I agree!
    04-26-2014 07:44 PM
  25. Jeff Harris's Avatar
    I am using the Verizon messaging app. I like it. It's sends fast, no issues.

    Posted via Android Central App on my HTC One M8
    04-26-2014 07:47 PM
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