Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alowen, Feb 17, 2011.
Um you're asking if a free app is worth using?
ChompSMS, GoSMS and Handcent are all free and the OP wanted to hear some user experiences.
which part of that is difficult for you to understand?
I've been using Handcent since June. Haven't really tried anything else, but I'll be sure to check GoSMS out
to answer the OP.
dear god, yes.
With the stock sms and gosms the messages in the thread appear in the wrong order for me. I've put this to a network problem but using handcent the messages appear in the correct order, strange but handcent for me.
I wish handcent would install to sd card. Thats my only gripe with it.
I've tried all the others and keep coming back to Handcent. It's Aces!
Same problem with me, going back to Handcent.
I've been using Handcent for a while and totally love it. I don't know whether GoSMS has similar capabilies as I have never tried it but once you customise the appearance of Handcent (streamline the layout to get rid of the ugly speech bubbles it loads by default and download a few free font packs from the market) it looks great and I have had no performance issues at all with it.
But what I love most about Hancent is the ability to change the notification colour of the LED so I have it flashing pink when my female friends text me, blue for the males, orange for general contacts and green for.....well, that would be telling, hehehe.
I'm a GoSMS convert as of this weekend. Far nicer interface and lots of customisation options.
Is there a better reason for a green light?
After using GO SMS for about a week now, I have to say that it's infinitely better than Handcent.
Just put GoSms in and already love it, did have handcent but never liked it one bit but it did a few things the stock app couldn't do, but gosms seems a lot better now.
I use Handcent I have tried the others all much of a muchness but Handcents Emicons swing it for me
I've used Handcent for long time but a recent update had caused my MMS images to have a chess board effect when I send them. I raised this on their forum, along with some other poster, but heard nothing.
Will try GoSMS.
*gigglesnorts whilst looking angelic*
I looked at goSMS but I read that you dont get the LED missed message option which I like and can be tweaked so its not flashing but on permanently and also different colours too. Not bad for a free app
I use Handcent. I tried GoSMS, but noticed the LED always stays on and blinks a different colour, so was worried about battery, which my Desire is completely killing at the moment....
Hi mate, sorry I missed this one You just need to make sure you switch off notifications in the stock app - then it works fine
Swiftkey is currently $1.99. I've got the trial version - not sure it's the answer.
I really want something that allows me to correct errors after I notice them. I find it almost impossible to get the cursor where I want it - I think it's probably an HTC problem (that stupid cut/paste screen when you touch the screen) and that no app is going to overcome that.
I just want something with decently spaced keys - I've got pretty small fingers but still manage to hit the wrong key more than 50% of the time.
Also looking for something with a good predictive text which will allow me to switch languages easily (English/French). Am I asking the impossible?
Anyone tried to move handcent to sd card, if so does it work?
How about Swype? I think it's the best keyboard out there.
Agreed Swype is the best! Back to main OP question I personally hated handsent it didnt look polished enough. It looks slightly cartoonish in my opinion.
The latest update has fixed this issue, perhaps they were listening. I've gone back to using it now as I didnt like GoSMS as much.