iRealSMS or biteSMS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rocknblogger, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    I'm looking at these two apps in Cydia. Which do you prefer and why? It looks like they are very similar in features but the one thing I don't see in screenshots is the little mic icon on the keyboard. Can you speak texts?
     
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    I was one of iRealSMS biggest supporters back in the day but today biteSMS is leagues better. The current iOS 5 version of iRealsms is very bug heavy. They unfortunately only have one developer while Bite is a whole company of devs. Lots more support and features.
     
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  5. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you all!!! biteSMS it is :)

    How about intelliscreenX? Do you guys use it and is there an alternative I should consider?

    Thanks!!
     
  6. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    BiteSMS is THE most solid texting app ever created.
     
  7. HouD macrumors member

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    I personally prefer LockInfo, and I know a lot of others here do as well. :)
     
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    I have ISX and love it! I gave LockInfo a go but it wasn't for me. You should try them both and see which you prefer. ISX gives you a 3 day trial. Not sure about LI
     
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    Does bitesms integrate with iMessage? Or do I have to turn iMessage off?
     
  11. FFocuSS macrumors member

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    You can keep iMessage on, bitesms has no problem with iMessage.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, works fine with iMessages.
     
  13. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What happens on incoming messages? Which one will show me a popup or notification? I don't see anything in bitsms in terms of settings for this.
     
  14. eleven7 macrumors regular

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    The BiteSMS popup just shows up on top of the notifications.
     
  15. kuwxman macrumors 6502

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    +1 for biteSMS. I prefer LockInfo, but am using a LockInfo/IntelliscreenX combo for IntelliscreenX's QuickSettings. SBSettings and UISettings were terrible compared to QuickSettings.
     
  16. deuxani macrumors 6502

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    In the day's of 1.x and 2.x I've always used IntelliScreen. On 3.x and 4.x always LockInfo and now on 5.x IntelliScreenX. I think you should ask yourself the question if you would rather want a tweak that looks and feels like it's part of the OS or if you want a tweak that is more customizable. IntelliScreenX feels more stable and looks like something Apple would build, but you don't have a lot of options to change around and no themes (but it does have RSS, Facebook and Twitter integration build in). LockInfo feels more "open sourcy" (as I like to call it), but you can truly change everything about it to the look that you want to.

    I personally switched to IntelliScreenX :) Btw, the good thing with both is that if you download a Notification Center widget from Cydia, you will also see it on your lockscreen.
     
  17. gemnilocs, Jan 21, 2012
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    I have intelliscren X and love it! especially now that you can text from any application with their messages+. I used bitesms before and still trying to understand why people love it so much. maybe I didnt use it to its full potential before.
    I watched a video and see the other benefits to using bitesms so I downloaded it again.
     

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