Quick reply SMS vs. bite SMS

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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I use both because I thought they served different functions. Bite is a fancier text message app with a small notification icon on my menu and removes those pesky badges telling the world who just texted me. And bar and quick reply allows me to reply from within any app. I believe they're both worth it.
 

lionheartednyhc

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Jul 13, 2009
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I just recently switched to biteSMS from iRealSMS (quickreply). I prefer iReal but it has one major bug that kills it. Whenever you are typing something on the quickreply popup, it brings up its own keyboard which is then displayed on top of the default apple keyboard. Half the time, the typing is not recognized on the top keyboard and it makes typing a horrible experience.

I can't understand why they chose to do this.
 

fsck-y dingo

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Jun 14, 2009
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Quickreply for SMS provides lightweight integration with the native Messages app. It allows you to quickly reply from the lockscreen without unlocking or from within an already open application.

BiteSMS is its own messaging application. It has a homescreen icon and sort of replaces the stock Messages app. It has more features and if you're looking for something that will do more than allow you to reply from anywhere it might be for you.

I went with Quickreply since I'm not a heavy text user and quickly replying from where ever I am is good enough for me.
 

gravytrain84

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Original poster
Jun 24, 2010
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Quickreply for SMS provides lightweight integration with the native Messages app. It allows you to quickly reply from the lockscreen without unlocking or from within an already open application.

BiteSMS is its own messaging application. It has a homescreen icon and sort of replaces the stock Messages app. It has more features and if you're looking for something that will do more than allow you to reply from anywhere it might be for you.

I went with Quickreply since I'm not a heavy text user and quickly replying from where ever I am is good enough for me.
I would like to try out quickreply but already started my bitesms trial.. If I delete Bite, do you know if it'll resume my trial?
 

aelalfy

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May 2, 2010
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Berlin, Germany
Which one should I buy and why?
Shouldn't you compare iRealSMS 3.0 vs biteSMS? because quickreplySMS is not an app its just an add-on to quick reply. Both iRealSMS and biteSMS are standalone apps that include quick reply features as well. I have not installed iRealSMS 3.0 yet but biteSMS is doing everything I want. I just hate that I have to sms.app on my phone. I wish I could add some of the cool features bitesms or irealsms have in their apps to my regular MobileSMS.app

Thanks
AE
 

fsck-y dingo

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I would like to try out quickreply but already started my bitesms trial.. If I delete Bite, do you know if it'll resume my trial?
I don't know for sure but I'd guess that it would. If trials work the same way paying for the app does then it should be able to identify your phone if you download again.

Maybe someone else will be able give a better answer.
 

iMrNiceGuy0023

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Jun 5, 2009
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BiteSMS work great, quick compose is great feature.....I put my unlimited txting plan to the max with Bite going over 10,000 txt a month
 

fsck-y dingo

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BiteSMS work great, quick compose is great feature.....I put my unlimited txting plan to the max with Bite going over 10,000 txt a month
Wow! I don't think I've made 10,000 in the entire time I've used text messages. Way to use unlimited texting iMrNiceGuy0023! :)
 

aelalfy

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May 2, 2010
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Berlin, Germany
I prefer BiteSMS since it has a quick compose function.
huh? quick compose as in quick reply?

Anyways I just installed iRealSMS 3.0, its a cool app, very similar to biteSMS. Just that biteSMS has more features and inside the app feels better as well. I like biteSMS delay feature, and couldn't find that on iRealSMS 3.0 for some reason. It also crashed once for me already which isnt good. So i'm installing biteSMS again.

Thanks
AE
 

joshwithachance

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Dec 11, 2009
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QuickReply is my choice. Like both, but I love how QuickReply is light on resources, small in size, and integrates perfectly with the Messages app :D
 

aelalfy

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May 2, 2010
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Berlin, Germany
It's like a quick reply feature but for sending new messages from anywhere.
BiteSMS has that too, hite the volume and tap on that small display thingy that pops up and there you have it.

To those who compare QuickreplySMS to BiteSMS, QuickreplySMS is not an app from what I see, BiteSMS can only be compared to iRealSMS 3.0 or similar. Quick reply is a feature on bitesms and iRealSMS, that allows to reply anyone. Quickreply on its own can't be compared to bitesms.

Also QuickReply For SMS looks ugly to me, why doesn't it open a small window like bitesms or iRealSMS? From the screenshot, it looks like it takes the whole screen and runs in mid air. Feels like its not native or iOS like. Anyways if you guys want the feature, get iRealQuickSMS. Its made my iRealSMS but unlike iRealSMS that has an app, it just runs the quickreply/compose feature without its own app, and uses MobileSMS.app.

Thanks
AE
 

htownmade1984

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Aug 5, 2010
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It's like a quick reply feature but for sending new messages from anywhere.
That is the reason I switched to bite sms over quick reply. I love being able to send a text from my lock screen or being able to start one anywhere. Does quick reply do that also?
 

Nrwrit3r

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May 25, 2010
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I use Bitesms...it's just really cool.

I love how you can send a delayed text, setting it to send at whatever time you want :) This is especially useful if you're replying to someone who you don't want to have a "conversation" with right there and then...I don't know about you guys but often I wait to reply to someone because I don't want to imply that I want a texting convo right then.

You can have a signature, smilies show up as animations, contact pics show up (from fb if you use that feature), and it keeps track of the # of msgs you've sent.

Honestly if you text a lot splurge the $7 for it. It's worth it.
 

LoLife

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Jun 1, 2010
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Reno, NV
I'm think I'm gonna stick with biteSMS, it's working great so far. That pink icon is incredibly ghey though.
Look in cydia they have a app for that ugly pink icon. Look for "biteSMS to RETINA" it changes that ugly pink icon to the regular green text message icon high quality too for i4
 

gravytrain84

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Look in cydia they have a app for that ugly pink icon. Look for "biteSMS to RETINA" it changes that ugly pink icon to the regular green text message icon high quality too for i4
But it requires winterboard, not a fan, slows things down.
 

aelalfy

macrumors 6502a
May 2, 2010
563
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Berlin, Germany
+1

personally i am perfectly fine with the pink icon.. all men need a little pink on their iphone.. just one icon :p
You guys can edit the pink icon easily without winterboard. I even changed the same from bitesms to Messages.

Here is what you do:

SSH into your phone.

1) Go to /private/var/stash/Applications/MobileSMS.app

2) find icon@2x.png and copy that.

3) Go to /private/var/stash/Applications/bitesms.app

4) paste icon@2x.png that you copied there.

Note: 2x is for retina display. if you have a 3g copy icon.png. you can do this for all icons, even the lockscreen bitesms icon, and the paste bitesms icon.

Thanks
AE
 
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