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General ChompSMS vs. Handcent SMS

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Liebow27, Jun 9, 2010.

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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%
  1. Liebow27

    Liebow27 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
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    May 31, 2010
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    Which do you prefer?
     

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  2. ethon

    ethon Well-Known Member
    16

    May 2, 2010
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    chomp nom nom
     
  3. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Well-Known Member
    88

    May 3, 2010
    381
    119
    88
    NoVA
    Tried both for weeks at a time. Ended up sticking with Handcent. Just a lot more customizable and flexible.
     
  4. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH
    3,933

    Feb 19, 2010
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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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    May 29, 2010
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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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    Feb 22, 2010
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    43
    Editor-In-Chief for Creative Media Resources
    Daytona Beach, FL
    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
    73

    Mar 21, 2010
    198
    85
    73
    Musician
    Philadelphia
    Hands down handcent

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  8. coolbone

    coolbone Well-Known Member
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    Mar 21, 2010
    198
    85
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    Musician
    Philadelphia
    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
    68

    Mar 24, 2010
    264
    103
    68
    Female
    O-H...I-O
    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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    Nov 23, 2009
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    1
    16
    A little bit of this a little bit of that.OK Trans
    Central New Jersey (Woodbridge)
    Thanks coolbone did not know I can do that.
     
  11. AdmSuvvuk

    AdmSuvvuk Well-Known Member
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    Feb 22, 2010
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    Editor-In-Chief for Creative Media Resources
    Daytona Beach, FL
    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
    15

    May 3, 2010
    60
    0
    15
    CT
    Handcent. Gives better notification for text messages than stock app and customizing font/text is pretty nice too.
     
  13. ckochinsky125

    128

    Dec 5, 2009
    1,986
    53
    128
    Handcent for sure. Love how customizable and easy to use it is.
     
  14. Jakaro

    Jakaro Well-Known Member
    78

    Apr 16, 2010
    601
    55
    78
    Casino Surveillance
    North Idaho
    Handcent has amazing customization!
     
  15. Old Member

    Old Member Well-Known Member
    313

    Mar 23, 2010
    2,586
    1,905
    313
    Male
    Teacher/Church Planter/ Basketball Coach
    Cincinnati
    I use handcent. Chomp had too many ads.



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  16. SDotNY

    SDotNY Well-Known Member
    36

    May 7, 2010
    88
    7
    36
    NY
    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
    16

    Nov 4, 2009
    77
    6
    16
    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
    93

    Mar 17, 2010
    622
    117
    93
    Hermitage, PA
    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
    233

    May 1, 2010
    1,260
    875
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    Insurance for fancy ass resorts
    VA
    Yes, you can do that with Handcent.
     
  20. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member
    233

    May 1, 2010
    1,260
    875
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    Insurance for fancy ass resorts
    VA
    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
    43

    May 3, 2010
    209
    25
    43
    Student, Web Designer, Teacher
    New York
    Thanks so much! I'm setting up some individual ones now! :)
     
  22. jd1970

    jd1970 Member
    6

    Feb 17, 2010
    9
    1
    6
    Fixed Operations Support
    Upstate NY
    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
    43

    Feb 22, 2010
    355
    45
    43
    Editor-In-Chief for Creative Media Resources
    Daytona Beach, FL
    :) 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
    163

    Apr 14, 2010
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    Accountant and semi-pro poker player
    Upstate NY
    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
    16

    May 7, 2010
    66
    1
    16
    ;)
    Peach State!
    Handcent SMS here
     

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