iPhone biteSMS is great, but has a couple glaring flaws

TH55

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The Quick Compose and Quick Reply features are enough for me to keep it in spite of these flaws, however they are still very annoying and disruptive.

1. When you tap and hold a message and click "more" to forward, in addition to checking the little circles to the left of individual messages, lightly tapping the actual message selects and unselects it so as you scroll down checking multiple messages it's very difficult to avoid unchecking messages you want to forward with your thumb. Completely unnecessary and stupid, very annoying.

2. This is not as big but the "settings" being located in the app right above the list of convos is very obtrusive and detracts from the otherwise seamless transposition of biteSMS onto the stock Messages app.

3. Even less notable but still annoying nonetheless, they will not allow you to change the app name under the icon to Messages so it looks like the original app to match the rest of the design.
 
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TH55

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I love bitesms.
The tons of cool and useful features make it my fav hack.
But the devs can never please everyone.
Come on man, I said I like the app. Give me a break, those are objective flaws.
 

Zac7

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The Quick Compose and Quick Reply features are enough for me to keep it in spite of these flaws, however they are still very annoying and disruptive.

1. When you tap and hold a message and click "more" to forward, in addition to checking the little circles to the left of individual messages, lightly tapping the actual message selects and unselects it so as you scroll down checking multiple messages it's very difficult to avoid unchecking messages you want to forward with your thumb. Completely unnecessary and stupid, very annoying.

2. This is not as big but the "settings" being located in the app right above the list of convos is very obtrusive and detracts from the otherwise seamless transposition of biteSMS onto the stock Messages app.

3. Even less notable but still annoying nonetheless, they will not allow you to change the app name under the icon to Messages so it looks like the original app to match the rest of the design.
Why does the settings being in the "search" bother you? It's hidden unless you pull it down. Way less obtrusive then where it use to be.
 

TH55

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Why does the settings being in the "search" bother you? It's hidden unless you pull it down. Way less obtrusive then where it use to be.
It's not hidden, each time you scroll up to the top it's impossible to avoid showing it. It doesn't stop before it.
 

Zac7

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I guess I don't find it a big problem. It's very small. Id just scroll back down to hide it if it bothers you that much.
 

TH55

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I guess I don't find it a big problem. It's very small. Id just scroll back down to hide it if it bothers you that much.
Yeah this was a small issue. The big one is at the top.
 

TH55

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I guess I don't find it a big problem. It's very small. Id just scroll back down to hide it if it bothers you that much.
Another issue: adding photos from your library is way less efficient. Is there any way to remove the smileys and make it just the photo/camera option?
 

darricksailo

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The Quick Compose and Quick Reply features are enough for me to keep it in spite of these flaws, however they are still very annoying and disruptive.

1. When you tap and hold a message and click "more" to forward, in addition to checking the little circles to the left of individual messages, lightly tapping the actual message selects and unselects it so as you scroll down checking multiple messages it's very difficult to avoid unchecking messages you want to forward with your thumb. Completely unnecessary and stupid, very annoying.

2. This is not as big but the "settings" being located in the app right above the list of convos is very obtrusive and detracts from the otherwise seamless transposition of biteSMS onto the stock Messages app.

3. Even less notable but still annoying nonetheless, they will not allow you to change the app name under the icon to Messages so it looks like the original app to match the rest of the design.
1. Yes, annoying but I'll live with it for now. They'll probably eventually get that fixed. They're still working on fixing stability bugs and other features

3. Supposedly can be changed by editing some plist file

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Another issue: adding photos from your library is way less efficient. Is there any way to remove the smileys and make it just the photo/camera option?
It was never an option for the iOS 6.x version so probably not. But you never know, they might change their mind. I rather they work on stability and features right now than appearance (although that's also important but I don't think it's too big of an issue)

You can also hold the folder icon to attach the last image in your camera roll. I don't see how it's less efficient though. The stock messages app still requires two taps to get to the camera roll selection page
 

iParis

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I love it more than ever in iOS 7, actually! I didn't think I would, but I prefer it being built into the default Messages app as oppose to being a separate app. Oh, and changing the name of the app is actually really easy. The combination of biteSMS and Messages Customizer is makes jailbroken iOS 7 the best iOS experience I've ever had.
 

TH55

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I love it more than ever in iOS 7, actually! I didn't think I would, but I prefer it being built into the default Messages app as oppose to being a separate app. Oh, and changing the name of the app is actually really easy. The combination of biteSMS and Messages Customizer is makes jailbroken iOS 7 the best iOS experience I've ever had.
So I don't need to download ifile to do it?
 

titans1127

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I'm just waiting for the password lock of the quick reply on the lock screen to be enabled before pulling the trigger and installing. Its the only feature I really need along with quick reply.
 

TH55

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I'm just waiting for the password lock of the quick reply on the lock screen to be enabled before pulling the trigger and installing. Its the only feature I really need along with quick reply.
I thought I would use quick reply a lot more, it's actually more of a hassle though. I just uninstalled the app.
 

Zac7

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I thought I would use quick reply a lot more, it's actually more of a hassle though. I just uninstalled the app.
Really? What is the hassle about the qr auto showing or taping the banner or bubble in the status bar? It lets you reply without leaving the app. Seems like less hassle then not having it.
 

germanguy

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Question. In bite SMS, how do you see the full photos in MMS? When I click on a photo, it just brings up information on the photo but not the full size
 

TH55

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Really? What is the hassle about the qr auto showing or taping the banner or bubble in the status bar? It lets you reply without leaving the app. Seems like less hassle then not having it.
It's only good when it's 1 quick message, if it's a continued back and forth it's much easier to just leave the app. That is much more often than the former.
 

famoussasjohn

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Yes it's still in beta .
The official release was just pushed to Big Boss early this morning, but they said they will still release betas for the additional features to be added. They recommended to use the betas though. The last beta is the exact same thing as the official release, I believe it's 8.0 and the beta is 8.0.19
 

Zac7

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It's only good when it's 1 quick message, if it's a continued back and forth it's much easier to just leave the app. That is much more often than the former.
I mean that is the point. To quickly reply. If it's a long convo then obviously going in the app is probably the best bet.