Handcent SMS

Handcent SMS

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
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Expert's Review

"Boost the messaging power of your Android"

Reviewed by / May 23, 2011

HandCent SMS is a complete and customizable messaging app for Android

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.

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Developer's original description available here
The most popular messaging app on the Android platform, Handcent SMS is a highly customizable SMS/MMS app that lets you fall in love with texting in a way you have never experienced before.Our multi-platform app comes with plenty of beautiful skins and exciting features. We aim to change the way we think about texting. Texting is meant to be simple, powerful and colorful!

Key features:

> Brand-new feature: Facebook Profile Pic sync--Now you will be to use your contacts' facebook profile pictures in our app with our built-in Facebook pic sync feature.(It replaces your local contacts' pictures in the people app with their profile pictures from Facebook if the the name matches, or you can also do it manually)

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

> Numerous customizations for each contact. Set unique notification, style, message sending settings for your special someone.

> Multiple notification sound, icon and vibrate pattern

> 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!

> Protect your personal information with Privacy Box.Use password to view and hide your messages. Privacy 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)

> 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)

> Group MMS chat between android and iOS users(Its availability depends on your area, it's fully working in North America)

> 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. (This is especially useful to party promoters who send group texts to many people)

> Share fun emoji and smileys with other Android Handcent users as well as iPhone users. Once exclusive to the iPhone, this integrated feature of Handcent SMS will be well liked by Android users. Additional emoji are available as free, downloadable plugins!

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

> 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

> Schedule tasks to deliver SMS and even MMS messages at a specific time or regular intervals such as daily, weekly or monthly

> 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)

>Handcent Talk service,send FREE messages/picture to android, iPhone ,iPad, Windows phone users.(iPhone and Windows Phone users should have Handcent talk installed and have internet access. Data charge may apply) It's easy,fast and secure. Register a handcent account,add friends and start chatting today!

> Auto-split messages over 160 characters for users on CDMA networks such as Verizon Wireless

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

> Integrated spell checking and message composition tools

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

Recently changed in this version

Version 5.6.1
>Fixed Incoming SMS didn't saved issue on some Samsung phone!!!

>Please like us at www.facebook.com/handcent, which will keep you updated with our new features
>Add Samsung galaxy 4 Dual sim phone support,will add more phone later
>Facebook contact pic sync,easy show facebook HD contact pic at contacts app and handcent,just sync from settings->social network settings
>Add "Unread" feature,you can setup important message to "Unread" status,so you can read them later

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  • (70)

    by Jesse Gail on 15/04/2014

    Issue cause by the recent up seems to be fixed with 5.6.1 update. Thank you!

  • (70)

    by deidre james on 15/04/2014

    The new update is horrible the pop up works but the messages disappear No notifications and It's affected my messaging the automatically comes with the phone fix ASAP Thank you for fixing the app

  • (70)

    by Leah M on 15/04/2014

    Love it!

  • (70)

    by Anthony Magana on 15/04/2014

    WTF!!!!!!!! After update app is not working. Fix asap please!!!!!!

  • (70)

    by Marineli Aguilu on 15/04/2014

    The most recent update does not allow me to hear any sound and my messages are disappearing. Change soon or I'll be force to uninstall!!!!! Grrrrrr

  • (70)

    by Jennifer Nunez on 15/04/2014

    Fix this update!!!!!!

  • (70)

    by Joshua Ridley on 15/04/2014

    You guys were very quick in fixing the buggy update! Love your app, this bug is the only problem I've ever had, and it was rectified quickly. Keep up the good work.