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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    I started with handcent on my og Droid but it was using too much memory on that phone and the og couldn't handle it even after it was rooted, clocked and cleaned of boat and garbage. My og Droid didn't have that problem with go sms and is the only reason I switched. If course with the Razr I don't anticipate having the problem if running out of memory but the two are so similar there is no reason for me to switch back.

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    Handcent does the same thing as GO, it replies to EVERYONE in the group. I have not found a way to edit the settings, my work around is to start a new msg to the individual that I want to talk to rather than reply to the group msg
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    It is kind of hidden, but if you go Appearance settings and then under Conversation Appearance and click Conversation other settings. There you can tell it to show virtual keyboard automatically when entering conversation.
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    I've used Handcent and GOSMS and I've stayed with GO mainly because of the ease and smoothness of it (possibly because my whole phone is GO) and it doesn't drain the battery like Handcent seemed to plus GO has an LCARS theme and that just rocks!

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    It appears Go has issues with ICS. Worked great while I was on GB but I get double messages on ICS. Hope they fix it, the last update was supposed to, it hasn't
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    I had this same problem with GO and decided to just go back to the stock text app. I think it's ridiculous that the stock app can easily allow you to reply to just the sender but something as cool and slick as GO can't. GO figure!
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    I have struggled with this exact same issue. Why can't they make it like e-mail?!?! "Reply all" or "Reply" to sender only. The stock app allows you to reply to all or just the sender, but not to pick and choose. Go and Handcent both don't even give you that option as far as I can tell. If you go to settings and manage recipients in the stock app, it looks like you can pick and choose who to reply to, but it's non-functional. Dumb!
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    Title Should be "Bloatware Vs Handcent" :)
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