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What text messaging app do you use?

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by guitarchris123, Mar 21, 2011.

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    I am curious what text messaging app everyone uses. Some people are fine with the stock app, but a lot of people seem to use Handcent instead because of the look and customization of it. I have also heard good things about chompSMS and GO SMS, but can get no general consensus as to a clear winner. Which do you like best, and why do you like it better than the others (if you have tried any of them)?
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    I've been using the stock messaging app since day 1. I never liked the stock moto app so I always used Handcent, but I don't mind HTC's stock messaging app. I'm going to stick with it for a while probably.
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    Stock 10char
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    With my d1 I used handset. It's a great app and I may eventually switch back to iron my tbolt but for now I'm using the stock HTC app. It works well and looks good enough that I have really found no reason to use anything else.

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    I've been using handcent since day 1 of the OG Droid...and Handcent day 1 of the TB
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    Handcent here as well.

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    Handcent has always worked well for me...installed it the day I got my TB
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    Stock. Trying to get the full sense experience for now

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    Seems like Handcent is the winner..
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    Well, its still early, it has not even been a day yet since I posted this, but it does look to be the favorite choice of people. I'm surprised not even one person has chosen chomp or GO yet though, as I know that some people prefer them to Handcent for various reasons. I have been using Handcent (preferred to stock), but was considering trying the others. If they don't fare very well in this poll and no one comments to change my mind, I will just stick with Handcent.

    The one thing I like about stock over Handcent is the little bubble that pops up on the icon telling you how many unread messages you have. Is there a similar option on Handcent? I could not find one. The only thing Handcent appears to let you do is change the color or appearance of the icon, which does not help me out much.
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    Go SMS for me is my fav

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    im using stock its pretty nice and easy to forward. on the moto d1 d2 and dx it was always a pain to forward so i used handcent and handcent is great but this stock works nice too.
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    I love handcent but I'm actually using Go SMS right now I downloaded it after using stock for a couple days the dark theme for it looks really good with the skin I'm using right now (Slate)
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    GO SMS

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    i downloaded all the messaging apps listed above and couldnt find anything that i liked enough to keep over stock...
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    Handcent on D1 & Thunderbolt
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    In the status bar or the app icon? If app icon, Handcent has a widget that shows the unread count.
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    I'm using stock because I like how it's laid out...but is it sometimes really sluggish for anyone else? At times it's silky smooth, and other times it's just not.
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    Not sluggish for me but I agree with you on its laid out nicely. I like the minimalistic look of it a lot.


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    Yeah, I want the number of unread messages to pop up in the widget icon itself, not the the top status bar. I tried going to settings/notification settings/notification settings and checking "show unread count", but that didn't work for the widget icon for me, only the top part.
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