Last Updated: Mar 11,2010
Just trying to get some users input.
chompSMS much better and more customizable than standard Droid messenger and way way better than HANDCENT!
I tried Chomp for a while, but too buggy. After the large update from Handcent a month or so ago, that has been my messenger of choice. I think you are going to find most use one or the other, but not the stock app.
I was a big proponent of chompsms at the beginning back when it worked properly with smsfixtimes. However, I made the mistake of updating chomp after which my sms times went back to being all wonky and I couldn't get smsfixtimes to play nice with the new version of chomp. At that point, I moved to handcent and I've never looked back. Love the customizability and the extra features. +1 for Handcent.
Have you even ever used Handcent SMS???
I used to use Handcent, but it had (operative word) some issues. So I moved to chompSMS. It was "OK" ... better than the stock app. But I was really missing the customization abilities of Handcent. Fortunately, several weeks ago, the dev of Handcent released a major update. I went back to it and haven't had one single issue since. In my opinion, Handcent SMS is the best messaging app on the Market.
I agree that chompSMS was (very) glitchy in the past but after a major update and overhaul I find it to be consistant, attractice and all around 5-star! If you tried in the past and didn't like it check it out again cause its a whole differnt animal now!
acttually im using HANDCENT and im lovin it
Handcent is definitely more customizable, but on my Droid at least, chompSMS is much more responsive to input fields. Just wish dev would add customizable tones & LEDs like Handcent without needing 3rd party app.
Handcent allows me to have different ringtones/notification alerts for every person. Plus I can have a different background for each person too.
ChompSMS is better for video and pictures. Straight texting Handcent is nicer.
just don't forget to kill messenging when you reboot your phone.
I'll add another +1 for Handcent. I'm not a big Pic/Video sender so I've seen no issues with Handcent.
Love the fact you can customize the living beJesus outta it
I went with handscent, I do like it, customized my colors,Will they add any of those quick mms add on that is on there menu if that's what they are. Any other customization pointers?
My battery life took a huge nosedive with Handcent installed.
I have a really dumb question, one which I have been looking for on the forum for a while but haven't been able to find.
I use the stock messaging program that came with my Eris. I have no idea why I would want to switch to any other messaging system. All I see people talk about are the colors and "customizations", but is there any actual functional difference? I'd love some screen shots or something...
Tell me what I'm missing!
well i can say that as an eris owner, the stock messaging app is a HUGE drain on the battery, Handcent and Chomp both help with this issue
btw, i use Chomp at first I went back and forth between chomp and handcent then stuck with handcent...........until I did the 2.1 update...which does not play well with handcent.....and switched back to Chomp which has no bugs (that i have seen) with 2.1....plus chomp does alot better with my mms messages both sent and received
all a matter of choice....which with Android we have....
I love Handcent. It is so customizable, from fonts, colors, and changing the background picture, a lot of options. I am also not having any problems with the app on my Droid.
Handcent for the win
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