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  1. sookster54

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    Um you're asking if a free app is worth using?
     

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    yes.

    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?
     
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    I've been using Handcent since June. Haven't really tried anything else, but I'll be sure to check GoSMS out :)
     
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    to answer the OP.

    dear god, yes.
     
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    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.
     
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    I wish handcent would install to sd card. Thats my only gripe with it.
     
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    +1

    I've tried all the others and keep coming back to Handcent. It's Aces!
     
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    Same problem with me, going back to Handcent.
     
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    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. :rolleyes:
     
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    f*ckbuddies? ;)

    I'm a GoSMS convert as of this weekend. Far nicer interface and lots of customisation options.
     
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    :D Is there a better reason for a green light?
     
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    your dealer?
     
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    After using GO SMS for about a week now, I have to say that it's infinitely better than Handcent. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    I use Handcent I have tried the others all much of a muchness but Handcents Emicons swing it for me :cool:
     
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    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.
     
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    *gigglesnorts whilst looking angelic* ;)
     
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    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
     
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    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....
     
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    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 :)
     
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    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?
     
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    Anyone tried to move handcent to sd card, if so does it work?
     
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    How about Swype? I think it's the best keyboard out there. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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