Stock SMS UI --> Handcent or GO SMS Pro

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  1. fb3003

    fb3003 New Member

    Greetings -

    Have been configuring both Handcent and GO SMS Pro for a while for the purpose of getting the UI to look the same as the stock SMS application on HTC Inspire. What I am really trying to accomplish is to have the application include a date divider across texts that I exchange with another individual.

    For example, if I exchange several texts with Jen on June 11th and again exchange several texts on June 14th; the application would clearly divide these texts across june 11 and 14. the stock SMS application does this. I can't get this to work on handcent or GO.

    Also, I dont want the bubble kind of conversation. Simple list would do.

    so any way of making handcent or GO SMS Pro to look like the UI on the stock sms?

    Thanks in advance

  2. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Well-Known Member

    I know in handcent to get the list style texting instead of bubbles its
    Menu-settings -custom style-bubble settings-conversation style-android

    As for the date thing im not sure what you are asking might just be a lack of sleep on my part

    Edit: nevermind I got what you are saying about the date divide I'm a lil slow today
  3. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Well-Known Member

    Go also has the option for list vs. bubble conversation view. But sorry, found no options to show the split between days.
  4. fb3003

    fb3003 New Member

    thanks for the replies. Not having split between the dates does not bother you guys?!
  5. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Well-Known Member

    To be honest i have been using handcent since my backflip so when i got my inspire i used the stock one for all of 2 mins. So the whole date divider isnt a big deal with me since i never got used to it to miss it.
  6. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Well-Known Member

    I never noticed. If I really need to know, which is very rarely, I long-press on the message to view message details. I can usually tell from message content:

    Mary: I'm about to crash, night
    Me: Ok, night
    Mary: Hey, what are you doing today?
    Me: Idk, just woke up

    See the date break?
  7. JDC8521

    JDC8521 Member

    Does this app use mobile data?
  8. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Well-Known Member

    Go and Handscent use data for picture and video messages, just like the stock messenger.
  9. anissaa

    anissaa New Member

    How do you stop receiving messgaes from the stock service. I have used Go and Handscent and receive duplicate messages. If I delete from one the other deletes as well. I'm frustrated!!! How do I stop the stock service working?? HELP!!!
  10. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Well-Known Member

    Unless you root your phone to remove the stock messaging app there is no way to stop the stock app from receiving the messages. You can turn off the stock notifications so you don't receive 2 of those but that's about it on options.
  11. red65

    red65 New Member

    I use GO and was dealing with the double messages at first and it drove me crazy. I figured out how to turn off the stock notification and now it is perfect.

    As far as the date divider issue while there is no clear line to separate dates there is a date and time right there on each message so it is perfectly clear what was sent when.

    I have no experience with the other app in question but I hope this helps.

  12. KRoberts

    KRoberts Member

    GoSMS Pro rocks I think.
  13. popeye331133

    popeye331133 New Member

    new here, but does anyone know how to change message priority in handcent. thanks in advance for any help.
  14. cburnett565

    cburnett565 Member

    Red65 how did you stop the duplicate messages when using gopro sms. and did you have the message where they would get hung up and not send? I can't get this to work that way I want it too
  15. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Well-Known Member

    Can you have a different text notification sound for each person on Go SMS like on Handcent? I may try Go SMS. I see cool popups and themes. I don't think either one blinks a colored notification though do they? I know Handcent had that option to check but it never worked. I tend to send a friend to long of a text sometimes and I guess I should just email him but his signal isn't so good at work and he will get 2 or 3 separate messages and not all in one and there out of sequence sometimes. I know it's a setting and we've tried to change settings but can't get it to come out right so we chat on Tikl and just got Yahoo Messenger to use.

    But I would like to try Go without deleting Handcent and see how I like it compared to Handcent but I have read there pretty much the same so I don't know if I really need it or not but I may try it. I'm reading reviews now on who likes which one better and why.
  16. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Well-Known Member

    My husband uses go and i use handcent and yes they are kinda the same. The thing that annoys me about go is sometimes when my husband sends me a pic it comes thru as a link not a picture. So then I have to click that and wait for the page to load and sometimes the pic only loads half way.

    I'm not sure about separate notification tones per person on go my husband just uses one for everyone. And the color led blinking won't work for different colors on the inspire with go or handcent. The led isn't capable of any other color.
  17. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I didn't think the colored LED worked. I used to have wimax notifier on my EVO 4G and it blinked red and green but it doesn't work on EVO 3D. But yeah I just got done reading reviews and I googled Handcent verses Go SMS and I already have Handcent and like it so I'll stick with it. But when going under main settings it just says blinking LED with no options underneath when it's checked but under a specific persons settings if that blinking LED is checked in the main settings it shows other options like color of LED and Flash frequency but there not an option for me to click on but I knew the colored LED didn't work anyway but someone on one form said his did blue. But Thanks, I like Handcent and might as well stick with it. Go just looked like it had some cute popups.

  18. local76sparky

    local76sparky New Member

    can any one tell me how to "reply all" when group texting? go and handcent dont seem to have that option like the stock evo stock app. i can send a group text but the replies are coming back individually not in the group setting. thanks for any help.

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