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Handcent SMS

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The most popular messaging app on the Android Market, Handcent SMS is a powerful SMS/MMS app that fully unleashes the messaging potential of Android devices,free to use. More than just an unsurpassed alternative to the stock Android messaging app, Handcent SMS features optional, seamless online integration with your My Handcent Online account allowing users to circumvent the limitations of the Android OS and wireless carriers.

The following lists some of Handcent's most popular features:

> Full SMS and MMS support augmented with unmatched features powered by the Handcent network

> Integrated spell checking and additional message composition tools

> Additional security options allow you to password protect and hide individual messages with the Privacy Box or secure all of your messages. These protections apply regardless if they are viewed in Handcent SMS, the stock Android messaging app, or any third party applications!

> Support for more than 20 languages and growing as well as support for the various messaging protocols of different countries

> Handcent’s Contact Locator plugin helps you quickly locate your friends using GPS!

> Group sending features capable of extending Android’s SMS limitations of 100 messages per hour up to 1,100 messages per hour

> Optional SMS Popup notification and other notification customizations such as unique notification sounds, vibrate patterns, backgrounds and themes for individual contacts

> Customize every aspect of your Handcent SMS application with countless themes and skins available for free download from the Handcent Network. New themes are added daily!

> Mimic the unique messaging layouts of other device manufacturers such as HTC’s Sense, Motorola’s Blur, or even the iPhone!

> Backup Security powered by the Handcent network allows you to backup all your Handcent’s settings, SMS messages and MMS messages to your My Handcent Online account and restore them if you reinstall Handcent or if you reset your device or upgrade to a new one.

> Handcent MMS+ allows you to circumvent Android’s MMS limitations and send up to 10 files at 25 megabytes each for a total message size of 250 megabytes! This means sharing higher quality photos, videos, and music!

> Better MMS support and picture resizing that resolves Android compatibility issues with some carriers such as those in the UK

> Auto-splitting feature for messages over 160 characters for users on CDMA networks such as Verizon Wireless

> Additional font packs to further customize your SMS messages are available as downloadable plugins

> Integrated Blacklist feature with the ability to filter incoming SMS and MMS messages by origin and help block SPAM

> Manage drafts and undelivered messages

> Schedule tasks to deliver SMS and MMS messages at a specific time or regular intervals such as daily, weekly or monthly

> Full support for vCards allows you to send, receive, import and export them with Handcent SMS

> Share beautiful Handcent eCards with family and friends to mark holidays, birthdays, etc.
> Send and receive fun emoji icons and smileys to other Android Handcent users as well as iPhone users. Once exclusive to the iPhone, this integrated feature of Handcent SMS may now be enjoyed by Android users. Additional emoji are available as free, downloadable plugins!

>Group Mms with iphone,useful for US networks

>Handcent Talk service,send FREE messages/picture to android, iPhone ,Windows phone users easily,fast and security,just register free and login with your handcent account,add buddy then Handcent talk today!

>Universal messaging that send classic SMS/MMS and Handcent Talk with contact in one converstaion

>Included 20+ skins and 4000+ themes ,you can find your favorite style (like iOS7 or Sense..) easily and you can share your theme with others

For information, support, or to manage your account, please visit http://www.handcent.com

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  • Anders B., Oct 1, 2010

    This is a really great app. I use it permanently for texting. /HTC Desire

  • allie jurcak, Aug 28, 2010

    how do i install this???????????? help pleaseee

  • Deedz J., Aug 20, 2010

    much better than the built-in sms app!

  • Femi ADEBAYO, Aug 16, 2010

    Could I suggest the option of 'New Message' on pressing the menu hard button.

    Currently, the on-screen touch button for new messages is sited at the top left-hand corner of the screen. My problem with this is that it is a bit too small for my big fingers and often I inadvertently end up activating the status bar at the top of the screen. Hence my request for asking if you would please add 'New Message' to the options when the menu hard button is pressed. In addition, you might wish to consider increasing the size of the on-screen touch button for new messages.

  • Femi ADEBAYO, Aug 6, 2010

    I agree. This is my permanent default app for text messaging. If the Developer reads this thread, I would like to suggest a larger 'button' for sending new texts and to have this option when the 'Menu' hard button is pressed. On my X10, the touch button for new sms is too close to the top screen notification bar. In addition, the 'add' further contacts does not access all the contacts in my Address Book. Otherwise, this is an exciting app. It has never force closed on my X10.

  • Felisha M., Jul 28, 2010

    This is my permanent default app for text messenging!

  • Femi ADEBAYO, Jul 19, 2010

    Excellent. It far surpasses the sms app that came with my phone.

  • Andrew Sneed, Jul 7, 2010

    Works great for me on the Moto Droid. I've had it since last year and never had any problems, including all updates. I recommend to all new Android users.

  • Carmen Lane, Jun 24, 2010

    I am having issues of it not sending Pic messages it just acts like its sending and never does and I get forced closed error other wise I love this app. fix it and will give you a 5 star

  • w27bill, Jun 22, 2010

    It just "Force Closed" me right now, 6/22/10.
    I had uninstalled handcent a couple wks ago because of this, then re-installed when i'd read that the "Force Close" issue was resolved, and it's been fine past wk or so, til just now.
    It happens when i hit the "Microphone" icon on a reply text, in the little "Handcent" pop up box. It sends me back to my home page, then when i go back, the "microphone" has already been recording since the time it force closed me, and, obviously, it doesnt recognize any message, since it's been trying to record in the background since it closed and sent me to my home page.
    Please help so I do not have to Uninstall again and give up on it.