Thanks to innumerable free chatting apps, people now prefer to talk via text than make a phone call. After all, when you are getting something for free, why not make the most of it! Since the internet has made virtual communication much more constant, it could get a bit boring to have the same old basic messaging interface. And since greed is like second nature to humans, we always want more out of everything.
So welcome Handcent SMS – an app that enhances your SMS experience. It is the most powerful and customizable messaging app that has 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!
It brings along a number of features along with it, including:
- 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!
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 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 the 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 is 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 the premium service.
Search contact and text in your inbox letting users quickly locate messages in a big inbox.
Share fun emoji and smileys with other Android Handcent users as well as iPhone 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. 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.
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)
Messages over 160 characters to be split on CDMA networks such as Verizon Wireless.
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.
Thus, Handcent SMS takes the cake when it comes to messaging apps. It truly gives as much importance to texts as legal documents generally get. So if you are someone who cannot live without texting, you have found your app soul mate!