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Handcent SMS

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1.6 and up
10,000,000 - 50,000,000

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The most powerful and customizable messaging app that’s ever been created. Handcent SMS can do more than just texting, it comes with plenty of beautiful skins and useful features. Texting is meant to be simple, powerful and colorful!

Take a look at main features, You’d be surprised what it’s capable of.

Key features:

> Beautiful user interface:
Flat UI design with countless themes and skins for you to choose from, find one that fits your style. All themes and skins are available for free download from Handcent in play store. New Skins are added daily!

Full SMS and MMS support, support for all Android phones and all Android versions(up to 4.4 Kitkat)

>Handcent Talk:
Send messages without paying for SMS/MMS. A cross-platform service: Android, iPhone, Windows Phones users can all chat together.

> Handcent Anywhere:
Text on computers and tablets. Utilize the bigger screen and physical keyboard for faster texting.

> Facebook Profile Pic sync:
Sync contacts’ Facebook pictures to be used in our app. (It replaces your local contacts' pictures in the people app with their profile pictures from Facebook if the the name matches. You can also do it manually)

> Contact customizations:
Set unique notification sound, style, icon and vibrate pattern and so on for each contact.

> Backup messages:
Cloud backup for all your messages(SMS/MMS) as well as your settings. You can even choose how often you want to back up. When you get a new device or reinstall our app,you can easily restore all your messages and settings. (You will need to purchase your Cloud backup service to use it)

> Private Box:
Protect your personal information with Private Box. Use password to view and hide your messages. Private box can be backed up on the cloud using your Handcent account or to external SD card. (Stock Message app and all third party ones won't be able to view messages you put in the private box)

> Group Chat:
Chat with a group of friends(MMS required. Its availability depends on your area, it's fully working in North America)

> Bulk SMS:
Send Bypass your system's limitation to send more texts at once. You can even increase the number of the text you can send by subscribing to our premium service.

> Search:
Search contact and text in your inbox letting users quickly locate messages in a big inbox.

> Emoji:
Share fun emoji and smileys with other Android Handcent users as well as iPhone users. Additional emoji are available as free, downloadable plugins!

> Security:
Anti-harassment feature built in with the ability to blacklist contacts, filter out keywords, and filter out numbers by prefix.

> Globalization:
Support for more than 20 languages. (You are more than welcome to correct our mistakes and provide better translation) Support for the various messaging protocols of different countries.

> Scheduled task:
Deliver SMS and even MMS messages at a specific time or regular intervals such as daily, weekly or monthly.

> ECard:
Share beautiful Handcent eCards with family and friends to mark important dates, such as holidays, birthdays, and to exchange avatars between couples and friends. (eCard is a standalone app in app store)

> Auto-split:
Messages over 160 characters to be split on CDMA networks such as Verizon Wireless.

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

> Other tools:
Integrated spell checking and Message composition tools and etc.

For information, support, or to manage your account, please visit our website http://www.handcent.com
Or send an email to help@handcent.com
Like us at https://www.facebook.com/handcent
Follow us at https://twitter.com/handcent

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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.