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Topic # 84858 9-Jun-2011 13:55
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After two years of daily use, Handcent SMS has a serious competitor. 

Go SMS Pro

The apps is free and you don't need to add anything to it. But if you want to, you can make your own themes for free or buy themes for more appearance options. Plugins add extra function. I'm still checking those out.

Performance is good. It's quick. Feels light. I haven't tried all the MMS functions yet. But so far, so good. 

Here's a screen shot of my phone with the (paid) "Future" theme. 

Future Theme on Go SMS Pro












































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  Reply # 479335 9-Jun-2011 13:56
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I *love* Go SMS Pro. I've been using it exclusively for months now :)

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  Reply # 479336 9-Jun-2011 14:06
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haakuturi: I *love* Go SMS Pro. I've been using it exclusively for months now :)


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  Reply # 479338 9-Jun-2011 14:08
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Yeah just started using it last month and it is good :)

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  Reply # 479374 9-Jun-2011 15:37
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got pop up with reply function?
Custom LED colour/flash?


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  Reply # 479378 9-Jun-2011 15:41
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Yep.

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  Reply # 479380 9-Jun-2011 15:44
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*install*

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  Reply # 479381 9-Jun-2011 15:52
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What are the benefits over the stock SMS software the Android comes with?

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  Reply # 479384 9-Jun-2011 15:54
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Try it out and see ;-)

Seriously, it's mostly more customisation and control. Better MMS support. etc.

Aaaand LifeHacker like it.
http://lifehacker.com/5809486/go-sms-pro-is-a-lightweight-full+featured-sms-app-for-android

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  Reply # 479418 9-Jun-2011 16:50
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Last time I tried it, custom LED colours still didn't work on the Desire. Handcent SMS has had no trouble with this for many moons. Will try it out again and see if they've rectified this minor issue.

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  Reply # 479420 9-Jun-2011 16:54
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Yeah 3 colours only
Handcent has an issue on mine with not flashing the blue

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  Reply # 479423 9-Jun-2011 17:05
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Handcent is the only app at all that has managed to activate the blue LED on mine. Will check out Go SMS again tonight.

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  Reply # 479435 9-Jun-2011 17:50
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It activates it, just won't flash it.
Same with GO SMS

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  Reply # 479465 9-Jun-2011 19:59
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Does it have Emoji support so I can send hearts to the wife? (you know Friday night and all)

Edit, yes it does

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  Reply # 479471 9-Jun-2011 20:19
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Lol

I'm finding it a little buggy
Black screens in the settings menus a lot.
Also had to restart the phone once while using it as it froze

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  Reply # 479485 9-Jun-2011 21:01
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TheUngeek: It activates it, just won't flash it.
Same with GO SMS


Handcent SMS flashes the LED blue on my Desire, and other than an occasional glitch works well. Unlike Go SMS, which still doesn't give me a flashing LED and when you respond to the message the LED doesn't return to it's previous state (eg, the charge light won't come back on after a message is received and cleared). Hopefully this problem is sorted out in due course as Go SMS still looks promising.

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