Handcent vs ChompSMS

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by soulesschild, Sep 30, 2010.

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Handcent or ChompSMS

  1. Handcent

    55 vote(s)
    79.7%
  2. ChompSMS

    4 vote(s)
    5.8%
  3. Stock

    8 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. Other (please specify)

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. soulesschild

    soulesschild Well-Known Member
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    With the latest updates to each respective SMS app now with the ability to turn off ads and such, which app do you use and why?

    I currently have the vote toward HandCent SMS not having ads in the inbox window and only in the setting window.

    Though I both hate how both now have the stupid + symbol next to the message composition window....anyone know how to disable it?
     

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  2. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Well-Known Member
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    I personally love ChompSMS and it suits my needs perfectly.
     
  3. gabbott

    gabbott Well-Known Member
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    I personally like the simplicity of the HTC stock messaging app.
     
  4. Lean23

    Lean23 Well-Known Member
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    In case you didn't know, you can start typing the recipient's name in that box and it will pull up their name and numbers. Then just select which number you want. Quicker than hitting the + button and scrolling through all the contacts.
     
  5. mhrc4

    mhrc4 Well-Known Member
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    I prefer the stock messaging app too. Having given a day or so with each, I still go back to the stock messaging app.
     
  6. soulesschild

    soulesschild Well-Known Member
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    I meant the composition window, not the recipient window :p The older version I had didn't have the plus symbol next to it and I just don't like how it looks there now =/
     
  7. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member
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    I love the stock app, but I use Handcent JUST for the ability to customize notifications settings and such.

    I downloaded ChompSMS today, just to try it out, and I liked it, EXCEPT you can't (or I couldn't figure out how to) change the conversation style to NOT be bubbles. I hate the bubbles. At least with Handcent, you can tinker with it and make it look a lot like the stock app.
     
  8. Boldt

    Boldt Well-Known Member
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    I used to prefer Handcent but its buggy. Too many double texts and missing texts so I went back to SMS Popup. It suits me just fine since all I need is the popup and reminder functions that it has.
     
  9. ianb11

    ianb11 Well-Known Member
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    Having tried all 3 Handcent is the clear winner for me.
     
  10. AcBush

    AcBush Well-Known Member
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    Customer Service - Online Retailer
    Kennewick, WA
    Google Voice app FTW!
     
  11. diS

    diS Well-Known Member
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    May 24, 2010
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    Student
    Belgium
     
  12. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member
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    GV

    It's the only one that works with GV without SMS forwarding.
     
  13. bkeaver

    bkeaver Member
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    I have used all 3 and personally Handcent wins hands down. A previous person said it was buggy and I would like for him/her to expand on that if possible.
     
  14. sharper4

    sharper4 Well-Known Member
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    x2
     
  15. MDbandit

    MDbandit Well-Known Member
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    on 2 SMS programs for android out?
     

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