SMS Popup or Handcents??

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  1. StouticusMaximus
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    So which is better? What are your guys opinions on each app? What are the Pros & Cons of each. I want to start using one of the apps and there is really no thread breaking each one down against each other.
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    handcent

    handcent hands down. the popup has a quick reply space and i find that really useful instead of opening the app each time i need to reply to a text, especially when i'm doing something else. just quick reply and get back to work
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    SMS Popup has the quick reply feature as well I believe. I just started testing them both so I don't have a preference at the moment.
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    hmm

    well its been about a year since i used sms popup so it may have some inprovements. i wouldnt know tho
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    im using handcents and it is great in my opinion
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    sms popup

    I haven't used Handcents, but SMS popup is great. It has the quickreply feature, and you can type a full reply without unlocking the phone. It will also speak the message which is very valuable when (don't ever do this) driving. You have to install a free addon language pack which is easy but it is not a problem. No group distribution list a far as I know, but I use contactu for that.
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    handcent...at least 30 different customizations. Full text to speech, speech to text with no add on required. 4 different font packs.....

    Try them both but I think you will find Handcent the better of the 2 if you are into a huge inventory of customizations.

    Too much to list
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    Started with sms popup and it was nice but once I tried handcent there was no going back. Seems like are more settings and you really can modify the general layout better.
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    handcent IMO at least for now.
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    I have tried SMS, Handscent, and ChompSMS on my Droid. I have been sticking with Handscent. All have given me little issues, but Handscent is what I run right now. If ChompSMS did MMS I would switch to it though, then again Handscent has it but it doesn't work for me.
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    I am actually back to using SMS popup this morning. Handcent started acting up the other and it continues to do so on my phone. I triend uninstalling and reinstalling but it still lags at some points and also does not let my keyboard pop up on many occasions. I am also getting where it will not show what I am typing. May be something else with my phone, but it is only showing up in Handcent right now. Either way...SMSpopup is a great app also so no major loss
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    I'm a huge fan of handcent SMS. I love the quick compose feature, where i hold in the camera button for a second and I automatically get a quick reply-esque window. The popups are wonderful although glitchy with the virtual keyboard. I've tried both though and I agree with Cereal_killer, there's so much to customize that it beats the competition hands down.
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    I have a question for those using handcent.. how do you turn 'off' the original messaging? Everytime I get a text, i get duplicate, and i have to go into both to get rid of them.
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    Fixed, forgot to turn off notifications in the reg. messenger app.
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    are people having problems with handcent not sending MMS message quickly or at all?
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    I have really only sent two mms with it since the update and both have worked fine
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    no issues for me with mms
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    SMS Popup is the only one I have tried, I love it! It does everything I need it to do. That's what I love about this platform, 2-4 different ways to do something and each one has it's own niche to fit the owner!!!
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    I have noticed that I cant send a mms message while on WiFi. looked on handcent's forum at it appears to be an issue. not sure when they will fix this.
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    i love handcent but i never could recieve mms with it. annoying.
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