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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by vincentp, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
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    Hey everyone. I'm looking for a nice looking, functional SMS widget. I'm currently using the one from Beautiful Widgets, but as much as I like the other widgets in that package, I think the SMS one is painfully ugly and doesn't fit with anything else on my home screen. I know I could have Handcent do popup notifications, but I would prefer to have a widget like the one I currently use that sits on the home screen.

    Something skinnable would be preferable, but if nothing like that exists, then perhaps a simple, minimalistic or universal design.

    Anybody know of anything that I might like? I'm willing to pay for a good one, it doesn't have to be a freebie.

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  2. wnajar

    wnajar Newbie

    If you're looking for popup notifications/sms widgets, definitely use SMS Popup.

    It's not skinnable and it doesn't sit on the desktop but it's pretty much universal as far as I know and you can quick reply, set the type of notification you want (vibration pattern, led light color/pattern etc.) and archive or delete a message from it.

    I've used it for a while and it's very solid. Best out there so far. It's also free.
  3. Ashenor

    Ashenor Well-Known Member

    I like how Handcent has a popup when a new text comes in and you can quick reply from it right over top of whatever else you were doing. I love the app so far. If you have not tried it i would.
  4. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I do use Handcent. I'm not looking for a popup notification, I'm looking for an actual widget that sits on the homescreen like the Beautiful SMS widget. I just don't like the way it's designed, and it's way too big. I would prefer a 4x1 rather than a 4x2.
  5. Ashenor

    Ashenor Well-Known Member

    Ah ok, sorry thought you were looking for the popup thing.
  6. wnajar

    wnajar Newbie

    You're probably going to be hard-pressed to find a 4x1 sms widget... that's not a lot of room to text or really do anything...
  7. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You may be right. It doesn't necessarily have to be that size. I don't need to be able to text directly from the widget, either. The one I currently have just has small "compose" and "read" buttons and shows a preview of the last text received. That's all I really want, with a different/more appealing design. The buttons open up Handcent, which I still use to send texts and read the entire thing.

    I guess what I'm looking for is rather simple. A nice looking little widget that shows the contents of the most recent text received, and clicking it should open up Handcent/Messaging so I can reply.
  8. v-6 nolo

    v-6 nolo Member

    pure messenger widget is what you want, but it's not free. You can add email as well and that is free, but no exchange integration yet.

  9. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    1) Pure Messenger Widget (€0.99,

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