What messaging app are you using?General

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  1. hilker09

    hilker09 Well-Known Member

    With my previous EVO's, I always used Handcent SMS instead of the stick messaging app. I loved the flexibility it gave me, and it was nice to be able to filter out all numbers except mobile.

    However, I've looked at the comments for Handcent, and it appears they're having some issues with this phone. GO SMS seems to be having similar issues. I know that Handcent is usually pretty quick to fix these sort of issues, but in the meantime is anyone using a third party messaging app that's working for them? Thanks!

  2. suprmallet

    suprmallet Well-Known Member

    I use Google Voice, only use regular text messages when people want to send me photos.
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  3. ZepTepi

    ZepTepi Well-Known Member

    Not sure if it's available for the LTEvo but I've always used Chomp on my OGEVO and it's never had much in the way of issues.
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  4. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    I have previously been a fan of GO SMS (Handcent is too bloated and not as fast in my experience), but neither are Android ICS 4.0 design compliant, which means they have the three dots on the bottom.

    The stock messaging app doesn't. I've been alternating on the LTEvo between stock and GO SMS, and frankly, the stock one isn't all that bad....
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  5. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    I've used Handcent for years and haven't been having any problems at all using it with this phone.
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  6. Fubie

    Fubie Well-Known Member

    GoSMS Pro for me. I started with Handceent but dropped it last year.
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  7. hilker09

    hilker09 Well-Known Member

    I didn't know that. I'd wondered why some apps had the menu button taking up so much real estate on the bottom of the screen.
  8. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    I'm replying to the same message a 2nd time - the bit about Handcent and comments about "issues" intrigued me so I spent a little time testing to see if there was something going on I wasn't aware of. It seems my phone isn't vibrating on incoming texts using Handcent when my sounds are off... I've been stuck in the basement at work all week with no reception so have to keep my phone off due to no signal - but at my regular desk I rely on vibrations to let me know if I get an incoming text. I wonder if this vibration thing is an "issue" that others have been having with Handcent?
  9. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

    Go SMS with Ice Cream Sandwich theme enabled
  10. 3volut1on

    3volut1on VIP Member VIP Member

    Handcent here with LTEVO and no issues :)
  11. 3volut1on

    3volut1on VIP Member VIP Member

    Mine is vibrating just fine with the ringer set to "Vibrate".
  12. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    When I tested it a few minutes ago, it vibrated when I had sounds on but not when I turned sounds off. Hmm.... I'll check my settings again. I've looked at overall phone notification settings, Handcent settings and the native messaging app settings. Maybe I accidentally messed something up... wouldn't surprise me :p
  13. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    I figured out the problem. When I turn my sounds off using the Mute. app (by MNO Company) - I get no vibrations. But if I use the volume button and turn sounds down all the way to no sound, I get vibration. Now that I found that out I see it's also been reported in at least one review so I guess I won't be using that app anymore!
  14. Kevin C

    Kevin C Well-Known Member

    What are the advantages or features that the 3rd party apps have over the stock SMS program?
  15. 3volut1on

    3volut1on VIP Member VIP Member

    Yup, Mute's doing it's job by killing notifications :)
  16. 3volut1on

    3volut1on VIP Member VIP Member

    The 3rd party apps offer a ton of customizable options over the stocker. Different message styles, fonts, colors, emoticons, etc...
  17. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

  18. some.devil

    some.devil Well-Known Member

    Stock SMS for me. No issues.
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  19. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

    Has anyone tried chompsms?

    I'm still using stock, but chomp was working great on my previous phones.
  20. hsh.shawn

    hsh.shawn Well-Known Member

    I am going to start using G voice full time as my messaging app. Handcent is just too bloated(nice but I don't need all those features). MY question is if I set Gvoice to receive texts and turn off notifications in stock app but set MMS to auto retrieve will it give me a notification when picture mail comes through or will I have to check manually?
  21. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    ...I haven't switched to fulltime Google Voice for this reason.

    You will never know that you received an MMS. Nothing gets received, no notification exists.

    Just MMS your Gvoice number and find out.
  22. Doomstang

    Doomstang Well-Known Member

    I ported my number to Google Voice and have used that as my primary messenger app for some time. I also have Handcent setup in the background that snags any MMS messages sent my way.
    Summary: 1 number, GVoice for all text, Handcent for MMS
  23. hsh.shawn

    hsh.shawn Well-Known Member

    Hmm yea that is a deal breaker for me I messaged myself a picture and obviously nothing in g voice but with stock turned off I will never know they came through.

    Anyone gone fulltime to G voice have a fix for this without dual notifications?

    Side note really Google still no MMS support? I laughed at iphone users who didnt have MMS for 2 years but your service is approaching that 2 year mark quickly without MMS I need it for work.
  24. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

    If you integrate your Sprint # with google voice on the website, you don't need to download the Google Voice app on your phone.

    Texts sent from the standard messaging app will be integrated to google voice. So when people mms your google voice, they will still show up in the inbox.

    Edit: Google Voice might only be able to receive MMS from Sprint users. I'm testing it right now.
  25. hsh.shawn

    hsh.shawn Well-Known Member

    It is integrated but I use the G voice app for my voicemail service as well I like having voicemails and texts all in one place. I know that they have a half assed MMS feature where as long as the sender is with Sprint and you have forwarding to email set up you can receive the MMS in your Gmail inbox, but that is not quite the solution I am looking for. Most of my friends and family are not even with Sprint so it would not work anyway.

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