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  1. stuarta

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    Just having a toss up and a few difficulties with both these apps since upgrading to 2.3.

    GOSMS - Works nice, although when the popup comes up and I reply to the message, I find that I'm overtyping the message and can't see the bottom of it. Also just enabled it since 2.3 upgrade and pop-ups don't appear to be working when screen is off.

    Handscent - Pop-ups work well where GO appears to fail in the overtyping and also with 2.3, but since upgrading to the latest version of Handscent the other night, they also don't display when the screen is off.

    Anybody got any ideas for both? I think I would prefer to use GO if possible as it's appears to be cleaner and possibly lighter. Either way thought I would like the popup to work with screen off like it did before and be able to reply from the popup.

    Not much to ask?
     

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  2. stuarta

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    Realised that the 'overtype' on the GO popup is when the predictive selection comes up on my Desire HD, it overlays the text
     
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    Ive been using Go pretty much since it came out. I used handcent for quite a while. Ill say they both pretty much do the same thing, and do it quite well. Theres a few reasons I like Go... 1) with the latest update, it has apps2sd compatibility, so its even lighter, 2) It just works well, 3) one of the latest updates added fb chat to it, so your active facebook chats show up in your sms inbox just like regular sms. The nice thing is the notification actually works for it, unlike on the stock fb app 4) the Go Dev Team is constantly updating/upgrading all their apps.
     
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    yep think I prefer GO, just annoying how the predictive popup on the DHD overlays on the popup. What handset you using Chawski?
     
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    I like Go (switched from Handsent) but have noticed recently (since upgrade?) that if I open a message from notification icon it doesn't tag the message as read so it stays in the notification bar and I have to go in and open the message from the app to get rid of it.

    Previously it didn't do that and it is a tad annoying
     
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    I've been using Handcent for a while now and I like it. I tried GO and like it as well. I would probably switch to GO for its lightness, if only the popup would show up correctly when the screen is off. As of now, GO will notify me of a new message and the popup will appear, but under the lock screen, so I have to unlock the screen before I can see it. That's a deal breaker for me.
     
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    I like Handcent after trying both.
     
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    Sounds similar to my issue, but then Handscent has broke as well since last upgrade. Doesn't show on lock screen
     
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    Same here.
     
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    thinking maybe it's something else which is stopping the popup on lock. Just noticed Whatsapp is also preventing popups on lock/screen off
     
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    ah reboot of phone seems to have sorted the Handscent issue
     
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    They are both great. On my phone, GO SMS was was WAYYYY faster than Handcent, even in pro mode. Handcent was very laggy, I got rid of it immediately, and have been very happy with Go SMS Pro.
     
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    ChompSMS for me. Works flawlessly.
     
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    I was using GO SMS Pro until I received an MMS message that it couldn't display correctly. It only showed some text and very small image that I couldn't zoom to make larger. Tried all the settings and it always rendered the same way. If GO SMS Pro can fix that, I may switch back to avoid the ads in Handcent.
    I switched to Handcent and the image turned out to be a slide presentation with 2 slides (one text and the other an image). Handsent showed the text full screen then the image full screen. Another nice feature I like in Handsent is the popup response window that gives me access to quick responses with one click.

    Both are fine apps except for the MMS glitch in GO SMS Pro and the ads which cause a lag in Handsent.
     
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    Go for me, tried both prefer Go
     
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    I've tried both and i definitely prefer GO. Its quick, it works, and most of all its pretty.

    My only complaint is that if I hit the 'X' on a popup, the message doesn't remain unread. Can be a pain when I'm doing something else on my phone and say, "Oh, I'll reply to this in a minute." Since the notification disappears and it's marked as read, I tend to forget about it.

    Totally solvable if I remember to just hit the back button to get out of the popup instead of the 'X,' but it's an annoyance nonetheless.

    Not sure if Handcent functions the same way.
     
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    they both drain battery faster than using regular messaging, keep that in mind
     
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    I haven't noticed any extra battery drain on any of the phones I had used go or handcent on. Right now I'm using handcent
     
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    I use stock after trying Go.
     
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    Me too. Tried Chomp first, then Handcent for several months, and recently, Go. Still prefer handcent.
     
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    I have tried both but prefer GO so much more because of the less lag
     
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    I just downloaded Go again to try to figure out what I didn't like about it. Right away, I am used to seeing the contact photo with each message, not just at the top of the conversation. So I dislike that about Go.
     
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    Ha I don't have photos synced with my contacts so that don't hurt me
     
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    Don't get me started, but only half of em are sync'd. The rest I assigned to them myself.
     
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    Go. I use go everything. I'd wear go panties if I could.
     
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