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Old July 2nd, 2010, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sense Dialer = sucks... Alternate dialer apps?

Sense dialer is slow, unintuitive, and tacky. Any alternate dialer apps that anyone uses out there? One thing I think is crucial to me is the iPhone-like alphabet along the side so you can quickly press the letter of the contact you want to call, effectively making it quicker with less screen taps. Sense dialer is very slow as far as load time as well.

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Maybe something is wrong with your phone. But the sense dialer does contact lookup as well. Just spell the name on the dial pad.

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hit the search key and type the persons name.
skip the dialer all together

but yeah you can also just start typing on the dialer keypad
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Try "aTakephone" it is a new app, but the developer is legendary from the Palm world. It is a great dialer replacement.
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Try "aTakephone" it is a new app, but the developer is legendary from the Palm world. It is a great dialer replacement.
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Try "aTakephone" it is a new app, but the developer is legendary from the Palm world. It is a great dialer replacement.
I agree and it is the only dialer out there that can handle dialing extensions properly.
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Yeah, I never 'search' contacts (browsing or other), I just start typing their name, it comes up on the list, I press and call em.
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Sense dialer is slow, unintuitive, and tacky. Any alternate dialer apps that anyone uses out there? One thing I think is crucial to me is the iPhone-like alphabet along the side so you can quickly press the letter of the contact you want to call, effectively making it quicker with less screen taps. Sense dialer is very slow as far as load time as well.

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Dialer one, maybe AOSP dialer?

I, however, don't agree at all that it is slow though. I'm not quite sure what you have done, but once I click "phone" the dialer is up by the time I remove my finger. Its blazing fast. As for lookup, as others have stated, I just hit phone, type "Mike" for example through T9 and there he is, instantly. You want slow, you run the phone app on the Hero. lol

And I don't mean to bash what your trying to say, all I'm saying is if you consider it to be slow, something else might be wrong..
Now if your talking about the phonebook, that is a different story. The sense phonebook does have the alphabet on the right, as you describe, and is a little slower to load depending on how many contacts you have. Why use a phonebook though when you can pull up the dialer and simply type a name
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Dialer one, maybe AOSP dialer?

I, however, don't agree at all that it is slow though. I'm not quite sure what you have done, but once I click "phone" the dialer is up by the time I remove my finger. Its blazing fast. As for lookup, as others have stated, I just hit phone, type "Mike" for example through T9 and there he is, instantly. You want slow, you run the phone app on the Hero. lol

And I don't mean to bash what your trying to say, all I'm saying is if you consider it to be slow, something else might be wrong..
Now if your talking about the phonebook, that is a different story. The sense phonebook does have the alphabet on the right, as you describe, and is a little slower to load depending on how many contacts you have. Why use a phonebook though when you can pull up the dialer and simply type a name
You're not using a stock build so it'd not be fair for you to compare.
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You're not using a stock build so it'd not be fair for you to compare.
On my evo? I sure am..
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use Dialer One....its responsive, customizable, and best part is that u have to hit a cetain part of the contacts icon to call as opposed to always hitting the creen accidentlly and you end up calling someone....go for this one.
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On my evo? I sure am..
Mkay, I just noticed your mods listed in your sig, so that must be for the Hero.
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Yes it bites so much, I have an entire screen for dialing shortcuts. I hate it.
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ill check out DialerOne and aTakePhone. As for the T9 stuff, didn't know you could do that, looks like it'll be my go-to method if those dialer replacements are iffy.

when I said "slow" i meant that i get a lag, i counted 5 seconds, from when I hit 'Phone' and then the little phonebook icon to the bottom right of the T9 dialer. I just tried it again and it looks like when its in the memory it goes faster, obviously. was getting annoying to me.

Thanks for the help people, I hope this can help people in the future. I was sure I wasn't the only one that had this gripe.
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hold up. gesture search is out??? hell yeah.
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ill check out DialerOne and aTakePhone. As for the T9 stuff, didn't know you could do that, looks like it'll be my go-to method if those dialer replacements are iffy.

when I said "slow" i meant that i get a lag, i counted 5 seconds, from when I hit 'Phone' and then the little phonebook icon to the bottom right of the T9 dialer. I just tried it again and it looks like when its in the memory it goes faster, obviously. was getting annoying to me.

Thanks for the help people, I hope this can help people in the future. I was sure I wasn't the only one that had this gripe.
Ah no man. Try the t9 search. MUCH easier. Guarantee you'll like it once you get used to it.
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Mkay, I just noticed your mods listed in your sig, so that must be for the Hero.
N why can't I see sigs.. hmm. I entered that mucho long ago lol and never saw it, so assumed it didn't work, or it was a paid thing
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ok gesture search is cool but seems to be constantly running. im just gonna use T9. thanks.
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You're not using a stock build so it'd not be fair for you to compare.
I guess that takes me out too i'm not running stock. BTW not a fanboy over here that is my tapatalk signature as i love my phone flaws and all

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I think the Sense dialer works just fine.
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I happen to like the Sense dialer. Once you know how to use it, how is it bad?
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For looking up contacts I think the default dialer is awesome. Just use the numbers as letters and you'll see your contact in just a couple clicks. How could it get any better??
However,i do find the thing slow in starting up and in hanging up. Drives me nuts. Sometimes I hit hang up button and there is a lag of like 3 seconds before it reacts. Lame!
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For looking up contacts I think the default dialer is awesome. Just use the numbers as letters and you'll see your contact in just a couple clicks. How could it get any better??
However,i do find the thing slow in starting up and in hanging up. Drives me nuts. Sometimes I hit hang up button and there is a lag of like 3 seconds before it reacts. Lame!
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For looking up contacts I think the default dialer is awesome. Just use the numbers as letters and you'll see your contact in just a couple clicks. How could it get any better??
However,i do find the thing slow in starting up and in hanging up. Drives me nuts. Sometimes I hit hang up button and there is a lag of like 3 seconds before it reacts. Lame!
Yeah, I don't have problems finding contacts either. Just use the numbers as letters then you will be fine. I agree with you, sometimes it's not that responsive but it's acceptable for me. Once I click hang up button, it would turn red right away, but won't close immediately. I always hit the button and leave it.
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i hope cyanogen's froyo rom may be able to fix this (or any rom by any dev for that matter). he (cyanogen) did things like this for the G1
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