Handcent SMS

Handcent SMS


The most powerful and customizable messaging app that’s ever been created. Handcent SMS can do more than just texting, it comes with plenty of beautiful skins and useful features. Texting is meant to be simple, powerful and colorful!

Take a look at main features, You’d be surprised what it’s capable of.

Key features:

> Beautiful user interface:
Flat UI design with 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!

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

>Handcent Talk:
Send messages without paying for SMS/MMS. A cross-platform service: Android, iPhone, Windows Phones users can all chat together.

> Handcent Anywhere:
Text on computers and tablets. Utilize the bigger screen and physical keyboard for faster texting.

> Facebook Profile Pic sync:
Sync contacts’ Facebook pictures to be used in our app. (It replaces your local contacts' pictures in the people app with their profile pictures from Facebook if the the name matches. You can also do it manually)

> Contact customizations:
Set unique notification sound, style, icon and vibrate pattern and so on for each contact.

> Backup messages:
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)

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

> Group Chat:
Chat with a group of friends(MMS required. Its availability depends on your area, it's fully working in North America)

> Bulk SMS:
Send 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.

> Search:
Search contact and text in your inbox letting users quickly locate messages in a big inbox.

> Emoji:
Share fun emoji and smileys with other Android Handcent users as well as iPhone users. Additional emoji are available as free, downloadable plugins!

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

> Globalization:
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.

> Scheduled task:
Deliver SMS and even MMS messages at a specific time or regular intervals such as daily, weekly or monthly.

> ECard:
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)

> Auto-split:
Messages over 160 characters to be split on CDMA networks such as Verizon Wireless.

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

> Other tools:
Integrated spell checking and Message composition tools and etc.

For information, support, or to manage your account, please visit our website http://www.handcent.com
Or send an email to [email protected]
Like us at https://www.facebook.com/handcent
Follow us at https://twitter.com/handcent

Recent changes:
Handcent 6.0.5 Release notes:

>Added feature to let users find username and reset password themselves
>Added option to display/disable colorful avatar
>Added Handcent 5.x default skin to skin store
>Added ‘delete all threads’, ‘delete searched result’, ‘clear draft box’,and ‘resend all unsent messages’
>Change the color for unread indicator color and user can custom color at conversation list settings now
>Fixed FORCE CLOSE error and some other known issues.
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4.4
User ratings
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10,000,000+
Concerns
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About Handcent SMS
The most powerful and customizable messaging app that’s ever been created. Handcent SMS can do more than just texting, it comes with plenty of beautiful skins and useful features. Texting is meant to be simple, powerful and colorful!

Take a look at main features, You’d be surprised what it’s capable of.

Key features:

> Beautiful user interface:
Flat UI design with 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!

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

>Handcent Talk:
Send messages without paying for SMS/MMS. A cross-platform service: Android, iPhone, Windows Phones users can all chat together.

> Handcent Anywhere:
Text on computers and tablets. Utilize the bigger screen and physical keyboard for faster texting.

> Facebook Profile Pic sync:
Sync contacts’ Facebook pictures to be used in our app. (It replaces your local contacts' pictures in the people app with their profile pictures from Facebook if the the name matches. You can also do it manually)

> Contact customizations:
Set unique notification sound, style, icon and vibrate pattern and so on for each contact.

> Backup messages:
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)

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

> Group Chat:
Chat with a group of friends(MMS required. Its availability depends on your area, it's fully working in North America)

> Bulk SMS:
Send 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.

> Search:
Search contact and text in your inbox letting users quickly locate messages in a big inbox.

> Emoji:
Share fun emoji and smileys with other Android Handcent users as well as iPhone users. Additional emoji are available as free, downloadable plugins!

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

> Globalization:
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.

> Scheduled task:
Deliver SMS and even MMS messages at a specific time or regular intervals such as daily, weekly or monthly.

> ECard:
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)

> Auto-split:
Messages over 160 characters to be split on CDMA networks such as Verizon Wireless.

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

> Other tools:
Integrated spell checking and Message composition tools and etc.

For information, support, or to manage your account, please visit our website http://www.handcent.com
Or send an email to [email protected]
Like us at https://www.facebook.com/handcent
Follow us at https://twitter.com/handcent

Recent changes:
Handcent 6.0.5 Release notes:

>Added feature to let users find username and reset password themselves
>Added option to display/disable colorful avatar
>Added Handcent 5.x default skin to skin store
>Added ‘delete all threads’, ‘delete searched result’, ‘clear draft box’,and ‘resend all unsent messages’
>Change the color for unread indicator color and user can custom color at conversation list settings now
>Fixed FORCE CLOSE error and some other known issues.

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User reviews of Handcent SMS
update stinks!! it makes sending a text a project! everything shrunk its hard 2 use with bigger fingers& no so good eyesight I've had this app 4 years now its time I delete & go with factory text :-(
Aug 2, 2013
this version works well. switched back to this version because the message sent option reset is there. the new version 5.0. is missing from there.
Jul 27, 2013
mms picture sending not workkng unless I go to undelivered mail and click resend. please fix! GS3
Jan 7, 2013
I can not send or receive a picture msg on my Droid razr unless I have the default razr text app running. Handcent used to work flawlessly while the default text app was disabled.
Nov 28, 2012
wont notify me when I have message!! sg3. please fix!
Nov 27, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
15 hours ago
App is very lagy and takes forever to open load and send and receive messages
A Google User
17 hours ago
Awesome a definite must-have! I can't live without!
A Google User
18 hours ago
Hancent SMS I loved it
A Google User
19 hours ago
What features? I used this exclusively to delete the annoying "unsent messages" notifications that pop up on my phone, but evidently they did away with that feature. The interface is completely different with no explanation about how to find the new features they supposedly added but are nowhere to be found. This app is useless.
A Google User
20 hours ago
Used to be great Recent updates have caused this once useful app to crash on my nexus 4 every time I get a new text. I never know I have one until I open the app again.