Go SMS Vs. Handcent

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    I just downloaded Handcent, but was going to try Go SMS also. No sure if its much different from Handcent. Which do you prefer for your texting App?
     
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    I personally use Handcent, but I hear a lot of positive feedback on Go SMS. To each their own I suppose, and both seem to be great platforms. I have had handcent for years and just this week tried the themes. Very cool, but that's how far behind I am. Ha!
     
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    I used handcent for the past couple of years. switched to GO about a month ago...thinking of going back just because of the lil things that I have become accustomed to on Handcent. best example i can give is settings and new sms are on opposite sides of each app (if that makes sense) and i am always hitting the wrong button out of habit
     
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    Have tried both. I prefer Handcent mostly due to the visuals. That's strictly personal preference though. Both have a ridiculous amount of options to spice up your sms.
     
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    What bugged me in SMS - and it's probably stupidity on my part - is how to only reply to one person when the message is to a group. I see where it says Send to and you can touch it and see all the recipients, but I can't figure out how to just have it go to the sender. I figure it's gotta be possible, but I emailed the developer and he didn't reply and I tried to find it elsewhere and couldn't. If someone can set me straight on that, I'll be a fan again.
     
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    I just tried to find an option on both Handcent and Go and I was unable to find it... did you try and contact Go or Handcent?
     
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    Haven't tried Handcent. I only contacted Go but got no reply. Makes me feel a little better you couldn't find it either. :)
     
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    Used Handcent for a long time, switched to Go and I prefer that. More ability to customize and the themes are great.
     
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    Handcent has a addon app for group messenging. I don't do group messenging so can't tell you if it works well.
     
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    I use Go. I have tried pretty much every texting app out there in the last two years and always go back to go. The thing for me was the pop ups over the lock screen. Go just works the best(for me).
     
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    Yeah I like the pop up over the lock screen with Handcent. For some reason the pop ups over the lock screen don't work for me with Go.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX
     
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    So tried both of these and they are basically the SAME. Even the menus are almost identical. Almost like they are the same app and then kinda skinned alittle different. Only went back to handcent bc...there is an option to have the keyboard automatically pop up for a text (only option i couldnt find on GoSMS).
     
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