1. raymondtrudeau's Avatar
    hi is thee a better app for text messages? because the one that is on the s4 doesnt show a preview of the text message when it arrives..it just rings and shows "new message" not likie the my old iphone where when a text message comes in it shows the messge on the locked screen or any screen you are viewing..
    thanks
    05-06-2013 08:28 AM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Handcent and GoSMS seem to be the most popular alternatives. I tried both, and while Go seems to have more features, Handcent works fine for me.

    What kind of preview are you looking for? Handcent will briefly show part of the text in the notification bar. If I remember correctly, Go offers the option of a pop up display that show the message on top of whatever else you were doing. SMS Popup will do that with the standard messaging app.
    05-06-2013 08:38 AM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    I like ChompSMS.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    05-06-2013 09:51 AM
  4. OhAlfie's Avatar
    Chomp.
    05-06-2013 09:52 AM
  5. raymondtrudeau's Avatar
    Thanks I would like it to also stay on the lock screen instead of just a pop up until I unlock it this way I can just hit the home button and see that I have a text message
    05-06-2013 11:07 AM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    hi is thee a better app for text messages? because the one that is on the s4 doesnt show a preview of the text message when it arrives..it just rings and shows "new message" not likie the my old iphone where when a text message comes in it shows the messge on the locked screen or any screen you are viewing..
    thanks
    Did u turn it on in settings?

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 Exynos!
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    05-06-2013 11:25 AM
  7. raymondtrudeau's Avatar
    I do not see it in settings can you let me know how to do it
    thanks
    05-06-2013 11:27 AM
  8. texasotts's Avatar
    Go download glowfly. It's the closest to iPhone notification but better because you can respond from the Window that pops up

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Android Central Forums
    05-06-2013 12:42 PM
  9. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I do not see it in settings can you let me know how to do it
    thanks
    When you are in the message app, press the Menu button and click Settings, then scroll down and u should see it
    05-06-2013 12:51 PM
  10. OhAlfie's Avatar
    Go download glowfly. It's the closest to iPhone notification but better because you can respond from the Window that pops up

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Android Central Forums
    Same as Chomp.
    05-06-2013 01:00 PM
  11. raymondtrudeau's Avatar
    thanks i got it i always for get about the hidden key beside the home buton
    05-06-2013 01:03 PM
  12. RG129's Avatar
    Is anybody using FB Messenger/Chat Heads for their dedicated SMS/MMS app? I kind of like how it works for my FB messages, but I'm not sure if it will give me all the functionality I'd like compared to a dedicated SMS app.
    05-06-2013 03:37 PM
  13. jdejallen's Avatar
    The galaxy S4 does show up on you lock screen is set up in the settings, just can't reply from it.
    07-07-2013 02:59 AM
  14. Marck527's Avatar
    Sliding Messages is what I'm using right now, it's sleek and works great, I also tried chomp but preferred sliding messages.

    Sent from my GT-I9500
    07-07-2013 04:09 AM
  15. mlauzon's Avatar
    Sliding Messages is what I'm using right now, it's sleek and works great, I also tried chomp but preferred sliding messages.
    I tried that app, what I didn't like is that it would automatically popup the keyboard after clicking on a message to read.
    07-07-2013 06:05 AM
  16. sikcess's Avatar
    Textra is what I use. Plus I use Ninja SMS because I do like the Chat Heads facebook messager has and ninja sms has that. If you are a chomp user try textra because it's made by same company.
    07-11-2013 04:21 PM

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