There's a reason that Handcent SMS is one of the just over 100 apps with 250,000+ apps and a 4.5+ rating. Actually, there's more than one reason. Quicker deletion of bulk messages More successful deletion of bulk messages The capability to mark all as 'read' An incredible settings panel True, complete customization And that is the key to Android... Customization!! One popular function of Handcent SMS is its 'iPhone' look with threaded messaging so it's extremely easy to keep up with your conversations. You can choose to enable pop-ups, which will come in front of any other activity on the phone so that you don't have to exit out of your current task. You can even choose custom notification settings per sender! Honestly... what more could you ask for? If you haven't tried Handcent SMS, do so today!