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Lets talk best SMS app in Cydia. Bitesms, Irealsms, etc etc
I've personally used BiteSMS for some time now and I think prior to that QuickReply. Chose bitesms over that for the obvious features. But something about BiteSMS I don't like now. Kinda wierd to explain, I don't know. What Sms apps are you guys using or prefer. Paid that is. And are they 4.3 compatible. Would Irealsms be an option better than BiteSMS.
- 06-27-2011, 05:10 AM #2
- 06-27-2011, 06:16 AM #3
- 06-27-2011, 02:51 PM #4
- 06-27-2011, 07:02 PM #5
- 06-27-2011, 09:08 PM #6
I used iReal years ago but now use Bite...so much more in the way of support and updates, looks better, works better. The only thing I miss is the ability to send MMS from Quick Compose. Why Bite can't get that is beyond me; users have consistently made it one of the top requests for a long, long time...
- 06-27-2011, 09:50 PM #7
- 06-29-2011, 07:05 PM #8
- 06-29-2011, 09:09 PM #9
- 06-29-2011, 09:12 PM #10
- 07-03-2011, 01:34 PM #11
I prefer the stock SMS app (never had any problems with it) and QuickReply for the lock screen/in-app replies that I need to shoot out. My only problem with QuickReply is there is no character counter. Good thing I usually keep those replies short lol. As far as composing messages quickly, LockInfo has the favorites section where I have my most messaged contacts and I just tap on their picture to start a conversation. If I want to launch SMS when the phone is off, I hold down the volume up button, which I set up easily through Activator :-)
- 07-05-2011, 12:08 PM #13
I'm loving biteSMS just because of the little things you can do in the popup.
Also, did anyone know when you press a volume button you can then tap on the screen and the quicktxt screen pops up, you can add favourites to txts, and pulldown txts like normal, pretty sweet!
- 07-05-2011, 08:58 PM #14
- 09-27-2011, 04:17 PM #15
To IrealSMS 3 users: License check -- Do I need internet connection ?
A simple question to IrealSMS 3.0 users.
I am using IrealSMS with TRIAL license.
Now, when the program starts, it wants to connect to internet to check my (temporary) license (that's OK & fair since it's a trial).
The question is: if I bought the license, is it saved on the iPhone (so it's easy for the software to verify that I am a licensed user) or does it need to verify on internet ?
Thay is, if you disable your internet connection (wifi and gsm) and restart the phone: does IrealSMS ask for a license number (and/or ask for internet connection) refusing to start, emit a warning ("Unable to verify your license"), or "just works" ?
- 06-27-2012, 02:15 PM #16
- 06-27-2012, 02:32 PM #17
- 06-27-2012, 05:59 PM #18
- 06-27-2012, 08:05 PM #19
Well, I have used Messages+ and BiteSMS with IntelliscreenX and I have to say, BiteSMS is a little better In terms of features/bugs. Messages+ would have this little bug that if I was in a Messages+ chat and I clicked a banner for another chat, the keyboard and text input box would disappear into the background. Not a major issue, but still a problem when you want to just send a text. Why I prefer Bite over M+ is because of:
1) AUTO RESEND OF FAILED MESSAGES!
I am on Rogers Network and sometimes when I am sending a text at the same time I am receiving one, the text will fail to send, and I'd have to open up the messages app to resend it. Bite has an option to resend messages after 1,2,4,etc minutes of it failing. Total life saver.
2) LOADS WAY FASTER THAN MESSAGES APP
Bite actually loads 2 seconds faster then the default messages app, and trust me it makes a difference when you text a lot.
You can change pretty much ANYTHING about Bite, where as M+ is pretty much set in stone.