HTC Droid Eris :: Why To Use Handcent And Not ChompSMS?

May 25, 2010

I used to be a Handcent user and recently switched to ChompSMS. I couldn't be happier with my decision.

It's much faster, much prettier, and has all the features I need or want.

I just don't understand why Handcent seems to be the more popular SMS app.

HTC Droid Eris :: Why to use Handcent and not ChompSMS?

Motorola Droid :: Had Handcent / Switched To ChompSMS / Back To Handcent

Jan 22, 2010

when the stock Messaging app wasn't cutting it, I installed Handcent.But it started flaking out on me, so I dumped it and went to the more-reliable chompSMS.I liked it a lot.But to be completely honest, I missed some of the features of Handcent. But reliability is Job 1, so I kept chompSMS for a few weeks.Then I heard that Handcent received a major update a few days ago, so I replaced chompSMS with Handcent. So far so good. I got all the features back, and I haven't had one single issue in days of texting. So if you're like me and you left Handcent for chompSMS, you may want to give the new version a spin.

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Motorola Droid :: Chompsms And Handcent Sms

Nov 6, 2009

I just got my droid and so far I'm loving it but encountered a couple of issues. I immediately went to download chompsms but it is nowhere to be found in the android market. I tried to install it from the web browser but it gives me an error message "There is a problem parsing the package".

So I installed handcent sms and it seems fine except when I go to compose a new message there are no contacts in the contact list even though I have all my contacts from my gmail account.

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Android :: ChompSMS VS Handcent SMS

May 25, 2010

What's your opinion and pick for these messenging apps?

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Android :: Handcent Vs ChompSMS

Sep 30, 2010

With the latest updates to each respective SMS app now with the ability to turn off ads and such, which app do you use and why?

I currently have the vote toward HandCent SMS not having ads in the inbox window and only in the setting window.

Though I both hate how both now have the stupid + symbol next to the message composition window....anyone know how to disable it?

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HTC Desire :: Handcent V Chompsms

Sep 16, 2010

Using chompsms at the moment & whilst I like it seems to have a few minor niggles that's putting me off

Anyone used both?

Which is better?

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HTC Incredible :: ChompSMS Vs Handcent SMS

Jun 9, 2010

Which do you prefer?

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HTC Incredible :: Handcent Vs ChompSMS

Apr 30, 2010

Which one are you using and why? I had chomp on my droid but figured I'd give handcent a try. I can't really decide which one I like more...

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Samsung Epic 4G :: Chompsms Vs Handcent?

Oct 8, 2010

I've seen this comparison on other phones, but I need to know what ya'll think operating these on the Epic??

I've played around with both, found pros and cons for both and now I need to pull the trigger. Which one do I commit to with a "donation"?

Any bugs you've found or kick ass features that you've discovered will be helpful as I'm making my decision.

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Sprint HTC Hero :: Handcent SMS V ChompSMS

Oct 20, 2009

Some things I've noticed after using each one for a day, and they have me quite baffled.

ChompSMS seems to do more for the battery(in my case at least). Displaying a 19% awake time, compared to a 100% awake time with my handcent SMS, still haven't figured that out, anyone else getting similar results?

ChompSMS started bugging on me not recognizing the orientation of my phone? Uninstalled, installed and reset my phone seems to be working fine, Handcent however was stable and solid the whole time.

ChompSMS takes up LESS memory. With only Screebl Lite and Advanced Task Killer up I was seeing 53 available memory with HandcentSMS installed compared to 81 with ChompSMS installed, someone care to confirm this?

All this leads me to believe that ChompSMS is the better alternative messaging app based on statistics, but of course personal preference should be considered too. Would like to see more people compare and contrast these two and post results also.

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HTC Incredible : How To Deliver Report In Handcent / Chompsms?

Jun 30, 2010

I use handcent and have delivery reports on cuz I think it's helpful to know if a text actually went through. Starting around 2 weeks ago, text messages sent through handcent would report as 'unsuccessful,' and the orange icon would appear next to it instead of the green checkmark. The messages are going though, but the report says otherwise. I've reset my phone, battery pulled, uninstalled handcent and reinstalled it, toggled the settings, but the issue remains. I even tried using chompsms for a whle, but had the same problem. However, if I send through the native messaging app, the texts will report as 'delivered.' I'm just wondering if anyone else has come across this and figured it out. It's more of an annoyance than anything, and I can live with it, but it sucks having lost some of that functionality seemingly out of nowhere.

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Android :: Tracker Ball Flashing With Chompsms/Handcent

Nov 11, 2009

I wud like to know if it's possible to get the tracker ball to flash when i get msgs with any of the txt msg software on the market namely chomp/handcent? I can only get it to work with the default app but not with the 3rd party software. Im a txt junkie n i think the flashing tracker ball is a great touch without turning ur fone on every time to chk.

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Android :: Chompsms Timestamp Problem Switched To Handcent

Sep 5, 2010

So after reinstalling chompsms twice, the timestamp out of order doesn't disappear so I'm using Handcent in the meantime.

Handcent is good but I don't like how when you're adding a contact in "To" field, the number shows. Is there any way I can enable the contact NAME to show up in the To: field?

I'm on Android 2.1

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HTC Droid Eris :: ChompSMS Themed

Apr 20, 2010

I have slightly themed ChompSMS. Got this "cracked" version from another website, which removed ads. Then I themed it up a little. Unfortunately it is version 3.6, which isn't the latest build, but works pretty flawlessly for me.

-No ads!
-Changed ChompSMS icon to stock Android (green smiley) icon.
-Changed message unread bar to green instead of blue.
-Changed highlight color from blue, to the yellow-orangeish stock Android selection color. (Look at screenshots)
-Changed the green notification icon to the stock green smiley icon (you have to change this in notification settings, it isn't defaulted).


Download: chompsmscustom.apk

Also see my custom themed Handcent SMS app here:
Handcent SMS Themed

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HTC Droid Eris :: ChompSMS - Fc Issues On Certain Mms

Apr 2, 2010

When i first installed chomp about 2 months ago the keyboard was quicker (less laggy) than the stock message app now it has a ton of lag. anybody else have this issue with chomp? also its getting some fc issues on certain mms. anybody know anything about these issues?

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HTC Droid Eris :: Turn Off ChompSMS Pop Up?

Jul 14, 2010

I don't need the pop up notification, so how do I turn this off? I went through all the settings. Maybe I missed it somewhere, so if you know how to do it.

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HTC Droid Eris :: ChompSMS Notification Delays

May 26, 2010

I've noticed this start to happen more and more frequently. I will get a text, say at 7:30, and not get a notification until I check the app, or my phone will vibrate and say I got the text anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes after it actually got to my phone (observed). This doesn't happen all the time, mind you. Anyone else notice this? It's annoying because I'll get a text and I won't KNOW I got it until a while after. It also seems to only happen if I haven't gotten a text in a certain period of time. Like, the longer I go without receiving a text, the longer it will take for Chomp to give me my notification. Again this doesn't happen all the time but it does happen and I'm not sure if I've just been noticing it more or what is happening.

I did a factory reset when I got the 2.1 OTA so I guess it's not something that could fix, unlike the saving attachments issue I had before the reset. The only thing I can think of is the length of a thread I have on here, it has about 600 messages in it. But I've had threads with 1000+ messages and haven't had a problem before.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Trackball Doesn't Light Up Anymore With ChompSMS

May 2, 2010

I used to have chompSMS and the trackball lit up when I got a new text. I uninstalled it and went back to the native texting app but decided I liked chompSMS's UI and ability to set different ringtones to different contacts so I went back to it... and now my trackball won't light up when I get a text. The notification LED flashes, but no trackball light at all. I kind of liked it cause it was the only way I could tell I got a text when I was on a call (seeing the trackball light up out of the corner of my eye).Any ideas as to what's wrong? Or does chompSMS's latest update not support the trackball lighting up anymore?The trackball still lights up for calls and emails though, so I know it's not the phone's hardware causing the problem.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Using ChompSMS And Smspopup For Sending And Receiving Texts?

Feb 17, 2010

If im using ChompSMS and smspopup for sending and receiving texts. Can I close the "messages" app? I was thinking I can but was unsure if all it is used for is text messages.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Handcent Hype

Jun 16, 2010

when i first got my eris (in Jan.) i installed this because everyone on here was saying how amazing it is! So i installed it. It didn't work properly and kept force closing. So i installed chomp. Chomp is amazing and i freakin love it. I still see people talking about hancent so i decided to give it another try last night. My g/f sent me a picture message 3 times and i didnt get a single one of those messages with handcent. it would randomly erase texts as soon as i replied to them. I quickly uninstalled it and ran back to chomp.

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HTC Droid Eris :: 2.1 Handcent Errors

Mar 4, 2010

Each time i send a message i get an error that it wasn't sent.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Added HAndcent SMS

Dec 31, 2009

I added Handcent, which rocks. But now in my notification bar there are two text notifications--one from Handcent and one from the native SMS app. So my question is: Is there a way to keep both SMS apps from showing up in the notification bar? Can I delete the native SMS application?

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HTC Droid Eris :: Handcent SMS Themed

Apr 8, 2010

I have skinned Handcent SMS and changed a few things. Ask if you have any questions. Just install it like a normal application. Any suggestions are welcome.

Update 6/9/10:
-Optimized all png's so app runs faster and is more lightweight.

Update 6/5/10:
-Updated to Handcent version 3.0.4.

Updates 5/03/2010:
-Changed all text entry boxes to stock Android.
-Changed top bar to white.
-Changed all top bar icons to stock Android look.
-Changed send button to grey and made it square rather than rectangle.

Update 4/21/10:
-Changed all attachment icons to stock Android 2.0+ icons. (Screenshots)
-Changed settings icon to stock Android settings icon. (In conversation list, press menu, the settings button is changed now.)
-Changed 2 of the notification icons. One is the stock android black smiley icon, and one is the android 1.5 or 1.6 notification icon. Just scroll through the notification icons to find them.

Update 4/18/10:
-Updated to Handcent SMS version 2.9.36

Update 4/12/10:
-Resized icons so they don't look distorted on the dock of HelixLauncher.
-Recolored the send message button to go with the rest of the color scheme.

Update 4/10/10:
-Changed the "To:" text entry box for Handcent quick reply to white.

Update 4/9/10:
-Changed widget bubble color to black so the greens don't clash.
-Changed pop-up text entry box to white with orange border rather than the ugly tan color.

Updates 4/8/10:
-Updated Handcent version to 2.9.35
-Changed Handcent bubbles to chompSMS bubbles. (Both are default silver bubbles now, but in settings you can change the color back to green or whatever colors you like for the bubbles). Thanks to n1ghtwish for helping me figure this out!
-Recolored the top bar of iPhone theme to go better with new bubbles. The top bar is now more white rather than a blueish tint.

-Changed unknown contact icon to an android robot, similar to the Nexus One.
-Changed Handcent icon to the stock android icon (little green smiley face).
-Recolored the text entry box to a white rectangle and added an orange border around to look similar to stock android phones.


Download: HandcentCustom.apk

IMO, it looks better if you go into Handcent, options, bubble settings, and scroll all the way to the bottom and uncheck start lines of editor box so that it will only be 1 line rather than 2 to start out with. (That's also how it is in the screenshot).

By the way, you must uninstall Handcent and any font packs before installing this modded version. Props to sneaky_zekey over at for helping me figure all this out.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Handcent Update 3-13

Mar 13, 2010

Has anyone checked to see if today's updated fixed the issue?

It said in the update notes on the website it fixes an issue with delivery fail...

Looking to see that it works again before I redownload...

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HTC Droid Eris :: Handcent Vs Message

Apr 10, 2010

I have been using Handcent for just under a month. I like it very much. I have a question though. Since I no longer use ATK and been observing using System Panel; I notice that both are still running ACTIVE. Handscent has more CPU time then Message. More then half my txts come up as a quick text over the lock screen.Is that pulling from Handcent or Message?

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HTC Droid Eris : How To Get Handcent To Work?

Dec 17, 2009

Re: the keyboard, how do I get it to work? I downloaded it, but can't figure out how to use it.Re: SMS, I now get notifications on Handcent SMS and the SMS program that came with the phone. I took the "Messages" widget off of home, but still get notifications of a new message; how do I stop that?

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HTC Droid Eris :: Handcent Not Sending Messages?

Feb 7, 2010

I downloaded Handcent last night and everyone I send SMS to is getting either half of what I sent or nothing at all. any ideas on what is wrong?

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HTC Droid Eris :: Handcent SMS Message Not Delivered

Mar 25, 2010

I've tried searching up the forums and found that some people had this bug and it was fixed by doing the *228 option 2. I tried that and when I use Handcent it still says the message is not delivered and sometimes it just flat out sends a blank message.The text is going to an email not an actual phone number but I'd like to keep handcent because I really like the pop up and the GUI. Would anyone have any other tips or tricks to help me get rid of this annoying error?Well i guess I forgot to mention some things.I updated my phone to 2.1 last night with the "new" leak I guess you call it.I tried restarting my phone, uninstalling and reinstalling handcent.

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HTC Droid Eris :: 2.1 And Handcent Undelivered Message

May 17, 2010

So I updated (finally!!) to 2.1 OTA on Saturday morning. Ever since then, my Handcent app has been acting strangely. Seems at least half of the txts I send generate an "Undelivered message" error, and there's that lil red 'x' next to the msg in the convo. Thing is, I've checked with friends, and the texts are in fact being sent just fine. Anyone else having this problem? I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Handcent, to no avail. It's really annoying to have to delete the "undelivered messages" every time. Plus then I have no record on my phone of that sent txt.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Handcent Wont Play Mp3

Feb 19, 2010

I have handcent downloaded and astro manager downloaded.

I have copied and pasted many sounds to the Notifications folder, but they never show up when i go to choose one from the handcent application settings.

Same as with the Ringtones, they dont show up when i select a contact and want to select a ringtone from that folder.

They are viewable and they do play with the astro app.

I have tried changing the file extensions to .wav .m4a .mp3 None of them will show up.

I have folders set up on card as:

-- Audio
-- Notifications
-- Ringtones
-- Alarms

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