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
536590
Installs
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
Friday 12:11 AM
Missing contacts I did an upload and MOST of my contacts now work on my laptop. BUT, several New contacts on my phone, that work on my phone, don't show up as contacts and wont auto fill, on my handcent anywhere. Good app potential......bit, Needs some tweaking.
A Google User
Thursday 11:49 PM
Been using it for years but with the latest update it always shows "draft" on random conversation even when there isnt one or if i send someone a photo it shows up in different conversations as a draft. Fix please!
A Google User
Thursday 11:35 PM
Great design BUT it's not compatible with my nexus 7, and can't sync so I SWITCHED to mysms app as it does. Until you fix this, goodbye old friends
A Google User
Thursday 10:16 PM
Was really good but then… Ive had this app for about 2 years and I was very happy with it but then about 3 months ago it started acting weird . I would be connected to wifi and try to send a picture and it would automatically turn off my wifi connection and turn on my data to send the pic which I dont want cause I have a very little amount of data and it sucks when I dont have 4G even though I'm connected to strong wifi so it takes forever to send the pic. Pls pls pls fix this. If this problem hadn't come up id give it 5 stars.
A Google User
Thursday 10:15 PM
Getting worse.. Loved this for a long while.. But of late very buggy... Duplicate texts and messaging not sent...