General Best 3rd party SMS app?

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  1. RickyDavis1051

    RickyDavis1051 Well-Known Member
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    Which one do you guys prefer and why?
    1.) Go SMS Pro
    2.) Chomp SMS
    3.) Handcent SMS
     

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  2. jds4000

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    Handcent. Hands down. Feature packed, easily customizable, simply great app.
     
  3. sbebenelli

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    I have been a long time Handcent user but never liked how it handled picture slides. In the last week I tried GO SMS and like how it does the picture slides. Other than that they both seem really close to the same.
     
  4. sleedeane

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    GoSMS. Hands down.
     
  5. SUroot

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    They're all crap as far as I can tell. I replace the samsung one with the standard android one, slightly modified
     
  6. sleedeane

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    ?
     
  7. SUroot

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    GoSms IMHO = crap
    Handcent IMHO = crap
    Chomp sms IMHO = crap.

    They all "add additional functionality" yet they all have their quirks and not one of them manages to present a pure black theme without being ugly.

    A black AOSP messaging app blews all 3 out of the water (IMHO)
     
  8. sleedeane

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    With GoSMS, you can create your own theme. Black, white, blue, purple...
     
  9. SUroot

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    .. yet remains ugly. Don't be offended I don't agree with you. Its a subjective question after all
     
  10. sleedeane

    sleedeane Well-Known Member
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    Its all good.
    I'm not offended just because i'm defending Go.
    To each their own.
    :cool:
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member
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    If it helps, I use go launcher almost religiously ;)

    I can never find a nice contacts app either. They all either fail to be purely black or contain naff rendering effects. I want flat black


    And thanks for saying "to each.. " instead of "each to..."... annoys me nearly as much as "could care less" instead of "couldn't care mess"

    ;)
     
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  12. RickyDavis1051

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    I'm currently using GoSMS pro. Only thing that I don't like about it that the stock messaging has is the swipe left goes straight to text and swipe right lets you call, I really like that.
     
  13. sleedeane

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    GoContacts doesn't have the swipe feature.
    But when you click on the contact, you have the option to click on message or call.
     
  14. Matrix Leader

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    Can I do that without Rooting and how?

    Thanks
     
  15. Dragbike Racer

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    I like Chomp, used it for several years now. Tried the others and just didn't care for them.
     
  16. SUroot

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    Unfortunately not :(
     
  17. danbear777

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    I'm actually looking for a good sms app is well I have yet to find 1 that fits all my needs. Right now I'm using chomp
     
  18. ace2osama

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    i just want to send batch messages to more than 10 people otherwise the stock sms app is good enough for me. any recommendations?
    also i dont want it to b a battery or memory hog. im currently using handcent and i find it nice but it also has a limit of 15 receivers per sms and has too many useless features
     
  19. paroots

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    I'm looking for an sms app that handles groups. By that I mean that when I receive a text message that's also sent to others, my message lists everyone on the distribution and when I reply it goes to everyone. Go SMS Pro handles it sometimes, but not at other times. Handcent SMS requires you to download something that moves it from an individual into the group message. Also, the app must do this when communicating with iPhone's iMessage since we mostly text with family on iPhones. Any suggestions appreciated.
    Pete
     
  20. Cursed Chico

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    But go sms, no more local back up :(
     
  21. paroots

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    What do you mean? My Go SMS Pro v4.66 backs up to sdcard daily at 0300.
    Pete
     
  22. Cursed Chico

    Cursed Chico Well-Known Member
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    Really? When i try to baxkup, it shows backuping to cloud server, i cant see anything to backtp sd card just like at old versions. How do you do that?
     
  23. paroots

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    On my Go SMS Pro I go to Menu/Settings/Go SMS Services/Settings Backup and Restore. Then I can enable Auto schedule backup eg, Daily and set Backup period eg, Daily.
    Pete
     
  24. Cursed Chico

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    Can you try manual back up and restore please? MAybe this wont let.
     
  25. RickyDavis1051

    RickyDavis1051 Well-Known Member
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    Cool thing with gosms pro is u can send unlimited (okay Idk about that) but I sent 75 people a text at once unlike the stock messaging app
     

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