ChompSMS vs. Handcent SMSGeneral


ChompSMS vs. Handcent SMS

Poll closed Jun 16, 2010.
  1. ChompSMS

    47 vote(s)
    19.6%
  2. Handcent SMS

    160 vote(s)
    66.7%
  3. Default HTC Messaging App

    33 vote(s)
    13.8%

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  1. Liebow27

    Liebow27 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Which do you prefer?
     

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  2. ethon

    ethon Well-Known Member

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    chomp nom nom
     
  3. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Well-Known Member

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    Tried both for weeks at a time. Ended up sticking with Handcent. Just a lot more customizable and flexible.
     
  4. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    I've never used chomp. I tried handcent today for the first time today and like it.. I'm curious to know what you all say.
     
  5. VegasOnAcid

    VegasOnAcid Well-Known Member

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    I like the stock msg system really... I am not too into caring whats in the background of my texts and I am not really a big fan of the talk bubbles. I didnt try either of those programs too long, are there any key FUNCTIONALITY features that I missed that are worth re-downloading?
     
  6. AdmSuvvuk

    AdmSuvvuk Well-Known Member

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    I liked handcent better but when the inc first came out handcent wouldn't let the phone go to sleep. A new release fixed that problem , but I was using Chomp and discovered I could set individual ringtones for incoming texts by contact. I can't do that with handcent so I stayed with Chomp.
     
  7. coolbone

    coolbone Well-Known Member

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    Hands down handcent

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  8. coolbone

    coolbone Well-Known Member

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    Yeah you can in handcent.

    go into the contact's thread, click settings in top right, notification settings. You should see the contact name and the phone number on the top.


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  9. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Well-Known Member

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    I've never used Chomp either. I use Handcent, and the main reason I like it is the popup notification. Does Chomp or the default messaging app have that?
     
  10. gsxrman750

    gsxrman750 Member

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    Thanks coolbone did not know I can do that.
     
  11. AdmSuvvuk

    AdmSuvvuk Well-Known Member

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    Really? I'll give it a try, I tried every setting I could find to make it do that, but perhaps I overlooked it. Thanks!
     
  12. SingJsong

    SingJsong Well-Known Member

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    Handcent. Gives better notification for text messages than stock app and customizing font/text is pretty nice too.
     
  13. ckochinsky125

    ckochinsky125 Banned

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    Handcent for sure. Love how customizable and easy to use it is.
     
  14. Jakaro

    Jakaro Well-Known Member

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    Handcent has amazing customization!
     
  15. Old Member

    Old Member Well-Known Member

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    I use handcent. Chomp had too many ads.



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  16. SDotNY

    SDotNY Well-Known Member

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    Handcent seems to load up my contact threads a whole lot quicker too.. I tried chomp for maybe a day or so but like another member stated.. The amount of ads was pretty annoying.
     
  17. Mitch R.

    Mitch R. Well-Known Member

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    Lovin' Chomp after using handecent for about a week. Paid the few $ to remove the ads and it's been great.
     
  18. Shamrock13

    Shamrock13 Well-Known Member

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    I used Chomp because I liked the pop up notifications better. After a few weeks with it though, I noticed it would get SLOWER and slower to load up and there were usually a few bugs that I always got.

    Handcent, on the other hand, has a worse looking pop up to me, but it loads fast and works fairly well. The only problem that seems to happen is when the pop up shows up, when I go to type, sometimes the pop up doesn't move and the keyboard ends up covering up the chat bubble so I can't see what I'm typing.

    Regardless, I think Handcent wins lately.
     
  19. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you can do that with Handcent.
     
  20. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

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    There are two ways to enter settings. The "main" settings, and then when you open a thread, you can change the settings for that contact. That's where you can customize the text ringtone (or anything else) for that contact. You can have a completely different look for each contact if you want. I heart Handcent!
     
  21. sontaikle

    sontaikle Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much! I'm setting up some individual ones now! :)
     
  22. jd1970

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    I have used Handcent and the only feature I liked was it has quick reply which allows you to reply without opening up the phone. The downside is no notification for Visual Voicemail..
    I have not used Chomp yet. May try it out soon.
     
  23. AdmSuvvuk

    AdmSuvvuk Well-Known Member

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    :) I notice a lot of people like handcent/chomp because of that quick reply feature. But that is the first thing I turn off. I hate it! Maybe because I have too many people who like to look at the phone when it dings to see what my text says. The pop up makes it too easy for them to do that! LOL
     
  24. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member

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    I've tried both and bought Chomp :) They both have a lot in common though, so it's really just a user preference.
     
  25. HTCIncredible

    HTCIncredible Well-Known Member

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    Handcent SMS here
     

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