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Default Go SMS...Why did the developer screw up a good app?

I loved GO SMS for texts. Many options to customize it. The last update made it worse than a stock app for options. Why did the developer make it worse? Any suggestions for good alternatives for SMS? Thanks

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I use evolve SMS, before that I used Sliding Messaging.

They probably don't have as many customisation options as Go, but they had enough for me.
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That trend started a long time ago - I gave up on Go a couple of years ago because every update was making it worse

Personally I use Textra, which is very simple and fast. If you want more customisation then as El Pres says there's Evolve, or I've also used Chomp (same dev as Textra but more customisations).
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I agree with go sms I was loving it. Then the update went in and it screwed it up completely. I am looking for a similar handler now.
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That trend started a long time ago - I gave up on Go a couple of years ago because every update was making it worse
I had the same problem, once i found Nova Launcher i ditched GO Launcher altogether. Holo Launcher is very similar to Nova, and works on older devices.
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I loved GO SMS for texts. Many options to customize it. The last update made it worse than a stock app for options. Why did the developer make it worse? Any suggestions for good alternatives for SMS? Thanks
I just got rid of Go SMS because of this last update. I am now using Evolve as well and it's nice.
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Make sure you guys are letting the developer know how you feel. If you used it and liked it they deserve to know why you're leaving.
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That trend started a long time ago - I gave up on Go a couple of years ago because every update was making it worse

Personally I use Textra, which is very simple and fast. If you want more customisation then as El Pres says there's Evolve, or I've also used Chomp (save dev as Textra but more customisations).
Qft - Textra ftw.
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I can't even remember what drove me away from GO SMS but personally I've embraced Hangouts for texting and messaging.
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Go SMS v6.0 is pants

Luckily I had a back up and was therefore able to downgrade. Uninstalled v6.0 and sideloaded the older version.

It could turn out to be quite ironic that it's called "Go" if lots of users turn their back on it :-)
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