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04-07-2013, 01:21 PM #1
'Messages' is a New Quick Compose and Quick Reply Option for iOS Text Messaging
iOS lacks a quick composition and quick reply option for text messages and iMessages. There are multiple options in Cydia, like Messages+, biteSMS, iRealSMS, and now there’s another new option called Messages by iOS developer Ma Jun.
As shown above, the tweak's message composition interface comes with a very minimalistic appearance that resembles the actual Messages application. In reality, this is actually just a sheet interface that appears and disappears dynamically when you call for it. The tweak lets you pick between a stock blue interface appearance, or a snazzy black interface appearance. The interface above is called via either an Activator action or a QuickDo action.
Should the user want to quickly reply to an incoming text message or iMessage, they can just tap on the notification banner to bring up the quick reply interface. Notably, the quick reply interface uses the same color setting that the user picks for the quick composition interface:
The messaging interface includes all of the features necessary to initiate a FaceTime call, initiate a phone call, add the sender to a new or existing contact, and display when the sender is typing (iMessage).
Messages adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where its options can be configured to the user’s liking. The first option allows the user to choose between the blue or black interface. Below this, the user can configure their Activator or QuickDo action for opening the quick composition interface:
Additional options include enabling and disabling the quick reply feature on demand, hiding and showing the keyboard for the quick reply on demand, and setting the limit to load (loading earlier messages in the conversation) between 1 and 10.
Messages is a paid Cydia package, setting the user back $3.99 to secure their copy; however, it comes with a 3-day fully-featured free trial that users can take advantage of to see if the tweak is for them. Messages is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, as long as the user is running iOS 6.0 or later.
Overall, the tweak is very solid and is sure to appeal to minimalists that are trying to keep the stock, Apple-looking feel. On the other hand, there are definitely more fully featured options out there to choose from. If you're looking for a simple quick compose and quick reply option for iOS, this will fit your basic needs.
Price: $3.99 (3-day free trial)
Requirements: iOS 6
Developer: Ma Jun
Editor's Rating: 4/5
04-07-2013, 01:48 PM #2
It has its place, but can't see it taking share from bite when it costs $4.
04-07-2013, 01:51 PM #3
$4?really?Thats,what,half of what bitesms is?which is far superior.I dont understand why devs are asking for ridiculous prices for something simpleipod 4G,32 GB-iOS 5.1.1-Jailbroken (redsn0w)
iphone 4,32 GB-iOS 5.1.1-Jailbroken (redsn0w)
i really,really hate using Winterboard
04-07-2013, 01:59 PM #4
Forgive me, but this is just funny, to pay for something that HAS TO BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF DEFAULT MASSAGES APP, for that I have only one comment, sick
04-07-2013, 02:01 PM #5
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04-07-2013, 02:51 PM #7No security
I have a lock on my phone and this tweak shows the message in your lockscreen when you tap it. They need to make it so your messages are protected if your phone is password protected
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04-07-2013, 03:05 PM #8
Intelliscreen X with messages+ is still the best quick reply I've found
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04-07-2013, 03:47 PM #9
I find the default way is still the best way. Because I like save battery life, read the previous messages and keep my messages protected when locked. Call me old school, or smart; either way you're right.
04-07-2013, 04:26 PM #10
Aha 4 dollars is over priced, biteSMS is free, there's just ads which is totally fine or that quality of an app/tweak
04-07-2013, 04:30 PM #11
04-07-2013, 05:14 PM #12
Man I guess everyone is trying to cash in on Quick Reply/Quick Compose before Apple implements it in iOS 7. Smh
04-08-2013, 12:08 AM #13
I have to Agree, I have intelliscreen X myself & i have Bite SMS & it works Just Wonderful, so why would i pay $4 foe that when the free version of BiteSms.
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Last edited by Albort; 04-08-2013 at 07:02 PM.
04-09-2013, 07:26 AM #17
04-09-2013, 07:29 AM #18
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The only reason I would get ISX is for the QuickReply but I dont feel like forking over $10 for that, soooo im stuck with nothing, I can live with it. Hopefully it wont be to long until Shapple comes out with a QuickReply smh.
04-09-2013, 07:42 AM #19
Edit* I just looked, messages+ is $8, so i was wrong with the pricing, if your going to buy it, just buy ISX for another $2, which honestly is worth the $10
Last edited by fanboyfanboy; 04-09-2013 at 07:44 AM.
04-09-2013, 08:47 AM #20
payd for this, and thing its a great tweak, but when its installed my home button dont work? anyone know why. and receiving messages dosint always work properly.
and had one safe mode..