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  1. allenmac

    allenmac Guest
    Thread Starter

    Whats everyone's thoughts or opinions on handcent?

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  2. moptart

    moptart Lurker

    I like it!
  3. TokedUp

    TokedUp Android Enthusiast

    Handcent is awesome, in fact mine just updated and its even better now. new settings menu and fonts! Just DO NOT use antivirus or ATK with it. major bugs.
  4. Jakaro

    Jakaro Android Enthusiast

    The new version of Handcent, is amazing!
  5. Todd M

    Todd M Android Enthusiast

  6. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    Hancent is much better than the native messaging app. Quicker to load, prettier and much more customizable.
  7. Asterdroid

    Asterdroid Android Expert

    The new release took handcent from a "you should probably use this" to an "absolute must have"
  8. bricor

    bricor Lurker

    How can you rename the icon from "handcent" to something else?
  9. zeke88

    zeke88 Well-Known Member

    i cant send mms with it.
  10. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    It got updated again? Maybe I will try it. I did not care for the bubble messages though.
  11. wkd1

    wkd1 Member

    If it's the same issue lots of us were having, then its just a notification error that needs to be disabled in the original messenger. There's a thread on here for this. The mms still sends, even though the notification shows a problem.

    Handcent is a super clean messenger app. The cool thing about it is you can try it, or chomp, or others, and doesn't cost you anything. It's a simple 'uninstall' to remove if you dislike it. Just spend a few minutes and customize it to your liking.
  12. bricor

    bricor Lurker

    You can change the bubbles to something else in the setup.
  13. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    I used Handcent before the update, but am using ChompSMS right now. What makes Handcent a must have now?
  14. sail4fun201

    sail4fun201 Guest
    Thread Starter

    +1. How is it better than even the standard Sense messages app?
  15. Twiz

    Twiz Android Enthusiast

    I liked the old gradient bubbles... I can't seem to find that in the new setup. :(

    Nevermind its the Handcent classic bubble style! :)
  16. jazztalker

    jazztalker Well-Known Member

    I like the update too, but now my vibration function has stopped working when I receive texts. I checked all the settings, and neither being set to always vibrate or vibrate when the phone is in vibrate mode (which it is) works.

  17. Musky

    Musky Android Expert

    This is probably a dumb question and I'm trying to find the best way to describe what I need, so please bear with me.

    I can't find how to keep the Handcent application open all the time on one of my screens.

    Does that make sense?

    I was able to do it with the native SMS app. I want one of my screens to show the Handcent SMS "conversation" window open at full screen.

    If any one can decipher what I'm asking and can help, I'd appreciate it. :D

  18. Download SMS Unread Count from the market (free). It takes the place of the Handcent icon. It shows you the number of unread messages and you can also change the name of the widget.
  19. kmoore11

    kmoore11 Android Enthusiast

    Just downloaded the new version... so much easier to customize. I didn't keep the old version, but I think I'm keeping this one. I just need a way to change the icon on my home screen, I can't stand the Handcent icon for some reason. Any ideas?
  20. Shamrock13

    Shamrock13 Android Enthusiast

    The thing is, Handcent and Chomp are almost exactly the same applications. I've been using Chomp just because it seems to handle more text messages + MMS better.

    The only thing I prefer from Chomp over Handcent is the fact that it has a simple and cleaner looking pop up. Plus, I always had issues with Handcent and the keyboard turning and messing up when you're using the Handcent pop up.
  21. nyjetsfan28

    nyjetsfan28 Member

    Same. I used Handcent for the first couple weeks I had the Inc, but recently switched to Chomp. It's very, very similiar but for whatever reason Chomp seems to run better and faster. No idea why or if it's even true, just what I've noticed.
  22. Chirpington

    Chirpington Lurker

    Chomp throws ads in your face when you're in the message list and settings whereas Handcent only displays ads when you're in the settings. I'll stick with Handcent for now just because of that.
  23. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Android Enthusiast

    ditto, plus the newest handcent makes setting everything much easier
  24. mikeman84

    mikeman84 Newbie

    I loved Handcent on my Droid and wasn't pleased w/ the "old" Handcent for the DInc. Now with the update I am in love with the app again.

    Is anyone having any issues trying to get the LED to flash a different color?

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