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Sense Dialer = sucks... Alternate dialer apps?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The Lorax, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. The Lorax

    The Lorax Active Member
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    Sense dialer is slow, unintuitive, and tacky. Any alternate dialer apps that anyone uses out there? One thing I think is crucial to me is the iPhone-like alphabet along the side so you can quickly press the letter of the contact you want to call, effectively making it quicker with less screen taps. Sense dialer is very slow as far as load time as well.

    Thanks y'all.
     

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  2. Brent Pierce

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    I think it's lame.
     
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  3. jadoe05

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    Maybe something is wrong with your phone. But the sense dialer does contact lookup as well. Just spell the name on the dial pad.

    HTC EVO FTW!!!!
     
  4. Aaron91RS

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    hit the search key and type the persons name.
    skip the dialer all together

    but yeah you can also just start typing on the dialer keypad
     
  5. pwnst*r

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    Fanboy alert.
     
  6. noahas

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    Try "aTakephone" it is a new app, but the developer is legendary from the Palm world. It is a great dialer replacement.
     
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  7. pwnst*r

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  9. steelersmb

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    I agree and it is the only dialer out there that can handle dialing extensions properly.
     
  10. Dreamliner

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    Yeah, I never 'search' contacts (browsing or other), I just start typing their name, it comes up on the list, I press and call em.
     
  11. barnacles

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    Dialer one, maybe AOSP dialer?

    I, however, don't agree at all that it is slow though. I'm not quite sure what you have done, but once I click "phone" the dialer is up by the time I remove my finger. Its blazing fast. As for lookup, as others have stated, I just hit phone, type "Mike" for example through T9 and there he is, instantly. You want slow, you run the phone app on the Hero. lol

    And I don't mean to bash what your trying to say, all I'm saying is if you consider it to be slow, something else might be wrong..
    Now if your talking about the phonebook, that is a different story. The sense phonebook does have the alphabet on the right, as you describe, and is a little slower to load depending on how many contacts you have. Why use a phonebook though when you can pull up the dialer and simply type a name
     
  12. pwnst*r

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    You're not using a stock build so it'd not be fair for you to compare.
     
  13. barnacles

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    On my evo? I sure am..
     
  14. rjjr2531

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    use Dialer One....its responsive, customizable, and best part is that u have to hit a cetain part of the contacts icon to call as opposed to always hitting the creen accidentlly and you end up calling someone....go for this one.
     
  15. pwnst*r

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    Mkay, I just noticed your mods listed in your sig, so that must be for the Hero.
     
  16. RoboMonkey

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    Yes it bites so much, I have an entire screen for dialing shortcuts. I hate it.
     
  17. The Lorax

    The Lorax Active Member
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    ill check out DialerOne and aTakePhone. As for the T9 stuff, didn't know you could do that, looks like it'll be my go-to method if those dialer replacements are iffy.

    when I said "slow" i meant that i get a lag, i counted 5 seconds, from when I hit 'Phone' and then the little phonebook icon to the bottom right of the T9 dialer. I just tried it again and it looks like when its in the memory it goes faster, obviously. was getting annoying to me.

    Thanks for the help people, I hope this can help people in the future. I was sure I wasn't the only one that had this gripe.
     
  18. The Lorax

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    hold up. gesture search is out??? hell yeah.
     
  19. barnacles

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    Ah no man. Try the t9 search. MUCH easier. Guarantee you'll like it once you get used to it.
     
  20. barnacles

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    N why can't I see sigs.. hmm. I entered that mucho long ago lol and never saw it, so assumed it didn't work, or it was a paid thing
     
  21. The Lorax

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    ok gesture search is cool but seems to be constantly running. im just gonna use T9. thanks.
     
  22. jadoe05

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    I guess that takes me out too i'm not running stock. BTW not a fanboy over here that is my tapatalk signature as i love my phone flaws and all

    HTC EVO FTW!!!!
     
  23. The Dorian

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    I think the Sense dialer works just fine.
     
  24. sagedil

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    Thank you!! I love it!!

    Promise to do thanks right later when not using Tapatalk. ;-)
     
  25. freeza

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    I happen to like the Sense dialer. Once you know how to use it, how is it bad?
     
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