Handcent or SMS Popup?

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    I searched the forum and found a topic from last year. I wanted to see if anyone has a different opinion since the apps have updated since then.

    So how about it, Hancent or SMS Popup?
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    Handcent, most definitely.
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    Before I'd swear by handcent, but after realizing u don't really us a lot of the features on it, I dumped it for a modified stock messenger app (root only).


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    I was thinking about it, and I think the only feature in handcent I would use is the ability to change the notifications per person. I have a few people who send me a lot of text message forwards (5+ per day) that don't need my immediate attention... I thought it would be nice to silence those specific people. I don't think SMS Popup offers that feature.
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    Being able to customize notifications per user is definitely the best feature! I don't know why this isn't standard on the stock app???

    I love how my ESPN Alert texts make the SportsCenter sound!
    http://www.brianglewis.com/upload/files/ESPN.mp3
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    +1 handcent
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    I have always used handcent and the only other app I have tried is chomp. I don't use the popup feature with handcent.
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    Its been a few months since I used Handcent, I loved it but it was so slow. I mean I just felt it was really laggy compared to SMS Popup. So I moved to SMS Popup and haven't looked back.
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    I have tried them all and Handcent is by far the best choice for this.
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    I can't seem to find that feature. Point me in the right direction?

    Handcent was the first app I downloaded when I powered my Droid on. I've tried a few other sms replacements, but I've always returned to Handcent, and recommend it to anyone that gets a new Droid!
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    Scratch that, I found it. Wasn't paying attention, haha.
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    i use sms pop up with chompsms...
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    I use QRB, custom bubbles, music, notifications on Handcent. I dont have any issues with it.
    I like the fact you can customize your sms. Thas just me, tho.
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    Why not try them both out? You can't beat first hand experience no matter how many suggestions you read.
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    I've used handscent, i loved it... But I like how chomp lets you send ANY sized file... handscent stops at 3mb or something.... Had troubles sending certain sound bytes... but chomp is great for sending soundbytes and what not. but if you don't send a lot of "ringtones" then handscent is the way to go.
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    This is perfect advice.
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    I'm a fan of Hancent by far... much better customization than any other sms that i have used
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    I was using Handcent for awhile but had too many random issues with MMS. So I switched to SMS Popup cause that was the biggest feature I liked about Handcent. As far as that feature goes, I like the view and customization on SMS Popup. You can change the three buttons on the text popup to do just about anything you want. I haven't used Handcent in awhile, so I don't know if they have added that.

    SMS Popup has this feature. You can add custom notifications for any contact you want, down to whether the popup even appears, what sound, vibration, and color of the LED you want.

    The only feature I miss from Handcent is the iPhone-like style of putting the sender's texts on one side and my texts on the other. I read somewhere that there is a hacked version of the stock SMS app that allows you to do that, but I can't find it anywhere. I am running CM 5.0.6.2 and the stock SMS app has quite a few new settings, but that is not one of them.

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    I'm using SMS popup but the only feature that I wanted was the popup. To easy to overlook the notification bar when the phone is on silent. If you need more then that then SMSpopup isn't your solution.
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