App Review: Handcent SMS

handcent_popup1-200x300If you haven’t tried Handcent’s SMS app, you should go download it NOW.  It’s packed full of customizable features & one of those apps you’ll find yourself using every day.  These awesome features range from conversation style, to fonts, and notifications.

Conversation choices can match your personality with either their classic, regular, IPhone, or Android (a feature which sets this app apart from others that assume everyone wants their phone to look like an IPhone).  You can go a step further by selecting font size, color, or changing the font entirely with available font packs.  If you’re using the IPhone style, the color of the bubbles can also be changed.  You can establish these options and more for each contact!

Notification popups is where Handcent is a step above the rest.  It gives you the option of sending a quick reply directly from the pop up without even opening the app & now even gives the option to speak that quick reply instead.  This option is extremely useful if your trying to text someone while driving, which none of us do right?  If you have TTS (Text To Speech) installed, you can also have the message read to you.  There are tons of notification options at your finger tips!

The only downsides I’ve seen, are an occasional freeze or force close.  With constant updates, I’m sure these will be improved on.With Handcent SMS, you can make your SMS App as much a part of you as your mobile phone is.  You will use it everyday and find yourself wishing you always had this great app to keep in touch with your contacts!  Just search Handcent in Android’s market & whats even better, its FREE!

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