[SMS/MMS] GoSMS, Hand cent, or default?

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    I am in the process of overhauling my gnexus and next on the list is my SMS/mms app.

    Currently I am using the factory application (I just rooted) but was using GoSMS before I rooted and like the full list of customizations and settings.

    On my OG Droid I was using Handcent which (to me at least) seemed identical so now I am looking for a 3rd,4th,5th etc... opinion and a pros/cons of each would be awesome!

    Thanks community!!

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    I haven't used Handcent in quite some time. Dumped it long ago for GoSMS Pro and never looked back. Like you said, it's very customisable and the built in backup/restore is nice if you flash a lot.
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    Very true didn't think about that. I havent loaded up a ROM yet but I plan to very soon and I am sure I'll be switching between a bunch until I find one I like.

    What made you "never to look back"

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    I use Handcent. Usually I use ChompSMS, but it wasn't working right with ICS at the time and Handcent was. Now I find it more of a hassle to switch back:D
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    They're both very similar. I'm on hand cent right now, but switch every now and then

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    Well it was most of a year ago and Handcent didn't have near the options at the time as Go had. I'm sure it's caught up since then but I've never had any reason to switch back.
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    I used to use Handsent. It was great especially for their greeting card MMSs you could send. But during the early GB ROMs for the OG, handsent didn't work well. So I went to Go and it was good to go. Over time however; Go was just too big for my OG so I went back to stock.

    It works fine for what I need. Personally I don't need a whole lot of customization in my text messaging app, but that's just me.
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    I like GO SMS - great themes, SMS scheduler, has a few plug-ins that are to enhance the app (I don't use them, but they seem popular to some) and there is generally always weekly updates to the app.
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    Yeah I am leaning towards GoSMS but I might install and try hand cent for a day or two and see for myself.

    Does anyone know which app allows you to set a delay before it trys to send the message in case you would want to cancel the message??

    And what is the difference between the Pro version of GoSMS and free? Is it worth the money?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DroidForums while driving.
    "Do not attempt. Texting and driving was preformed by a professional."
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    The Pro version is still free. It lets you choose which mode to run in, Pro or normal. I have it in normal. Near as I can tell it's just the plug-ins that are hidden if you aren't in Pro mode. Facebook chat is all I ever tried, not sure what the other ones are.
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    The Pro version of Go SMS is free :)...so it is definitely worth the money...
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    Lol well then I think I can afford that lol. I really should just check the market and investigate it myself before I post replies

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DroidForums while driving.
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    Where is the fun in that tho ;)...it makes us feel like we are helping...LOL
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    Well I am glad I too am helping by uplifting everyone's e-selfesteem :)

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DroidForums while driving.
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    Hand cent seems to be much slower than gosms, but the factory messenger is faster than both of then (but lacking features, and ability to customize) so I think gosms is my choice

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DroidForums while driving.
    "Do not attempt. Texting and driving was preformed by a professional."
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    not sure about gosms but with handcent you can just exit/back key and it will save the draft.
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    Go does the same. When you pull the conversation back up the text is still in the entry box ready to edit or send.
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    That's not what I mean. There is a setting that when u send the message it goes into a delay (which you set) and you can cancel the message from being sent if u stop it within that time

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    Unless I'm overlooking it I don't see any automatic delay in GoSMS. You can schedule messages. Type it out and schedule it to send in 10 minutes, but you have to do it with each individual message.
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    handcent does the delay. I have it set for 2.5 seconds. Saved my ass a few tines!
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