10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
- Amount of customizing options
- SMS Popup
- Security and backup/restore
- Speech-to-text doesn't work as good as we expected
- Some features are worthless
If you like to customize (and we mean, if you REALLY like to do it) your SMS/MMS and the messaging from social network, this is your app. HandCent SMS is probably one of the most complete messaging apps for Android. Those who love changing even the smallest details of its Android will love it.
The main features are the themes, block spam (blacklist), animated greetings, SMS Popup with quick text, individual contact notification, social network messages in your inbox, security lock options... and many other. Actually these are just the main features, there are many more options. Even If you don't like too much the personalizing features like the skins, themes and notifications sounds, Handcent SMS is still really useful, specially regarding the Group sending options, the Backup/restore, the Speech-to-text or the (and we really like this last), the SMS Popup. A good option to switch from default messaging manager to a real customizing one.
HandcentSMS is the only Android app developed by handcent_admin, an emerging developer. Besides, they have developed a lot of language packages, themes, skins and many others add-ons.
If you are one of those who doesn’t like the default messaging application, try HandcentSMS and you will change its whole appearance. Truly recommended, despite some features are worthless.
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 spellchecking 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 messagess/picture to android & iPhone (Comming soon) 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
For information, support, or to manage your account, please visit http://www.handcent.com
Recently changed in this version:
>Fix schedule message sent as MMS issue at Version 4.9
> Improve group mms support for iPhone
> Next generation of Handcent SMS (Version 5.0) is coming soon
> Fixed some known issue
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Comments and ratings for Handcent SMS
I Absolutely Love this App!♥
A great app, using it on my GN2 and it's awesome, i also use this app to choose any ringtone or music for other apps notifications , great :D
every text message i get it says i have 2 new mesages.. and if i have 2 new mesages.. it says there are 3.. and so on.. is there a way you can fix this?
Ever since the ICS upgrade, app no longer shows contact pictures or let's me send or receive mms texts.
Much better after the updates!