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  • [Review] Messages+ Available for Download Now!

    Messages+ has got to be one of the best messaging clients for iOS!

    Messages+, if you're unfamiliar with it, comes for free with every download of IntelliScreenX. It is a direct competitor with iRealSMS and biteSMS because it attempts to build upon the foundation of the Messages application to make text messaging more intuitive and fun to use. Messages+ is by the developers over at Intelliborn, the same people that brought us IntelliScreenX, IntelliScreen, MyWi 5.0, TruPrint, and several other amazing applications over the span of jailbreaking. The GUI (graphical user interface) concept was brought to us by ex-ModMyi staff writer, Joshua Tucker.

    Messages+ aims to make text messaging easier. It is integrated right into your Messages application so that you don't have to play around with two different messaging applications. When you get a new message from someone, you will notice that the iOS 5 banner that appears at the top of the screen is not going to go away - this is because the banner has an 'X' that you need to tap to dismiss it. This is good; if you don't have Messages+ installed and you're focusing on a game and you look up at the text in a few seconds, guess what? The banner is already gone. With Messages+ you can continue to play until you're ready to address the message, or you can dismiss it yourself if you're too busy. If you like the iOS 5 way better, then head over to your settings application and turn off the, "Manual Banner Dismiss" setting. The 'X' button to dismiss the message looks like the one in the image below:



    Messages+ works with iMessage, SMS, and MMS. You can tell the difference between the two the same way that you can within the Messages application - iMessage is blue, SMS is green. With Messages+, you can quick-compose a message using an activator action. When you invoke the action, the transparent background will appear like the first image of this review, and allow you to search someone's name to send a message to. Messages+ does not hinder your ability to use the Messages application. You can use whichever you like, but they are integrated into each other. When you have composed your message, you can exit the transparent window with the, "X" button in the top right of the window.

    Here's another plus to using Messages+; you can reply to a text message within any application (even the lock screen) without ever opening your Messages application to do so. This means that you won't experience any lag between switching applications because you never actually leave the application that you're in. I think Messages+ is one of the better text messaging enhancers for iOS because of the fact that it's so light weight, and integrates into the Messages application without completely changing the way it works. Messages+ doesn't replace your Messages application, it just glorifies it.

    If you are an owner of IntelliScreenX, then you already own the Beta for Messages+. Tlert users can download it for free. If you don't own any of those two applications, then you can try Messages+ absolutely free for three days. It will cost $7.99 to buy it after your trial. I think if you're going to pay $7.99 for a Messages extension, then you should look into getting IntelliScreenX. You'll get Messsages+ and IntelliScreenX for just $9.99. It's more bang for your buck. I recommend this application to anyone who text messages/iMessages a lot on their iDevices.

    Name: Messages+
    Price: $7.99 (+ 3-Day Free Trial)
    Repo: Modmyi
    Version: 1.0
    Developer: Intelliborn
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    What are your thoughts about Messages+? Leave a comment below!

    Sources: Intelliborn
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Messages+ Available for Download Now! started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 54 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by cranko View Post
      I dunno if its just me,but it seems like it wont work on landscape mode.Btw i'm using the ISX with Message+ Beta.
      Doesn't support landscape (yet); but they are working on it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Persianhawkes View Post
      anyone know why when i got to install it on the confirm screen it says install messages + and then remove intelliscreen x
      Because IntelliScreenX already has it built in.
    1. prophetizer's Avatar
      prophetizer -
      doesn't work, get to errors at end of install, and then wonderfully i get errors at the end of uninstall
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Messages+ comes integrated with IntelliScreenX, so you already have it and it will continue to be updated for you.
      If you'll pay $7.99 for this...why don't you just shell out two more bucks for ISX??? ISX is full of rich features that takes your Notifications Center to a whole new level!!! *I don't use NC on my 4S, now, but once I'm Jailbroken, I'll be using ISX/NC all the time!!!

      BTW, I like how simple & unobtrusive Messages+ is. *It's easy to reply and compose w/out creating 'another' Activator gesture I have to remember!
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      I'm Testing the messages+ right now(free trial) to see which I like better, compared to SMS+.*
      So far it's great and I didn't know this til now but you get this integrated with isx? That's a steal man, if I do decide to keep it I'll uninstall messages+ and just buy isx. *
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolution83 View Post
      Agreed. That's the only reason I stick with biteSMS. It's nice but bogs down the speed of the messaging app / system from what I've found.
      Not to go off topic but based on your avatar I'm guessing you were an old school quaker? 83 the year you were born?? Haha that' would be crazy cuz I was also born in 83 and grew up on Quake.

      None the less getting back on topic I still feel iRealSMS > Messages+
    1. iZangetsu's Avatar
      iZangetsu -
      Being that its free for previous Tlert Buyers, and included in IntelliScreenX, shouldn't they have given a discount on IntelliScreenX purchase to those who own purchased Tlert?
    1. Tashawn's Avatar
      Tashawn -
      I purchased ISX, I love it! Messages+ "Manual Dismiss" isn't working for me. It could just be the applications I have conflicting with Messages+ or maybe the developer just need to update ISX to include the final release copy of Messages+?

      I like that Messages+ is light weight, but there's no way you can compare this to any other SMS application.*
    1. rayzah_blade's Avatar
      rayzah_blade -
      Hello! Why is this being shown on a 4S? It's quite obvious with the upgraded antenna borders, yet there is no jailbreak available for A5 devices? I'm quite confused at this muse.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by rayzah_blade View Post
      Hello! Why is this being shown on a 4S? It's quite obvious with the upgraded antenna borders, yet there is no jailbreak available for A5 devices? I'm quite confused at this muse.
      It's actually a white CDMA iPhone 4 which looks EXACTLY like an iPhone 4S.

      It's just a screenshot underlay; to add to the visually appealing effect of iOS. It doesn't assume any kind of A5 jailbreak.
    1. jfreezy's Avatar
      jfreezy -
      Hey Anthony - so I am understanding correctly that the beta version is the same as version 1.0 that is listed separately under Cydia?*

      I am an ISX owner currently using the beta version of Messages+.
    1. jabij1's Avatar
      jabij1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      ex-ModMyi staff writer, Joshua Tucker.
      Ex? Since when?
    1. 01GLS's Avatar
      01GLS -
      so..... i love my bitesms but its because of the freedom of texting, does this have the same feature or not, i cant download a free trial for some reason so some incite would be great
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jabij1 View Post
      Ex? Since when?
      He's the editor of engadget since... last month i believe. Therefore he's not with MMI any longer
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jfreezy View Post
      Hey Anthony - so I am understanding correctly that the beta version is the same as version 1.0 that is listed separately under Cydia?*

      I am an ISX owner currently using the beta version of Messages+.
      They're both technically Beta. But, yes, they're exactly the same.



      Quote Originally Posted by jabij1 View Post
      Ex? Since when?
      Joshua is with Engadget now.

      Quote Originally Posted by 01GLS View Post
      so..... i love my bitesms but its because of the freedom of texting, does this have the same feature or not, i cant download a free trial for some reason so some incite would be great
      Messages+ doesn't do as much as biteSMS and it only works with the Messages application.
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      Getting a daemon connection error. I previously bought tlert too. Overload on server maybe?
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      He's the editor of engadget since... last month i believe. Therefore he's not with MMI any longer
      Oh wow will definitely be checking out Engadget now! Can't believe he didn't post a goodbye post though!

      Oh and I highly recommend ISX!
    1. ExBF Material's Avatar
      ExBF Material -
      Need some help here folks. I already own a license for TLERT and upgraded to MESSAGES+. However when I run the app and download the license or even try to start a trial, it tells me DAEMON CONNECTION FAILED. How can I fix this?
    1. la7eralus's Avatar
      la7eralus -
      Quote Originally Posted by ExBF Material View Post
      Need some help here folks. I already own a license for TLERT and upgraded to MESSAGES+. However when I run the app and download the license or even try to start a trial, it tells me DAEMON CONNECTION FAILED. How can I fix this?
      Same problem here. I have biteSMS installed though, so that might have something to do with it...who knows. Do you by chance also have biteSMS installed?
    1. halitbaci's Avatar
      halitbaci -
      Quote Originally Posted by la7eralus View Post
      Same problem here. I have biteSMS installed though, so that might have something to do with it...who knows. Do you by chance also have biteSMS installed?
      you have to install corona 5.0.1 tweak from cydia and reboot your dvice. i got the same problem but fixed it this way.

      is there anybody to help me hoe to get SMS delivered report as seen on screenshot?
    1. cranko's Avatar
      cranko -
      Quote Originally Posted by ExBF Material View Post
      Need some help here folks. I already own a license for TLERT and upgraded to MESSAGES+. However when I run the app and download the license or even try to start a trial, it tells me DAEMON CONNECTION FAILED. How can I fix this?
      Reboot your phone,it worked for me last time.