|Available In: cydia||Price: Free Demo – $10.00 ERU|
iRealSMS 2.0 is a SMS replacement application. iRealSMS 2.0 adds quite a few features that the stock SMS application does not offer. When you open iRealSMS 2.0, you will get a pop-up saying that you can use the Demo version of the application or the option to purchase the full version for $10.00 ERU. Once you are past the pop-up, you will be on the main page of the application. On the lower menu bar there are four options; SMS, Conversation, Search SMS and Settings. The SMS option will display your Inbox, Drafts, Templates, Outbox and Sent text messages. The Conversations option will display your text messages as conversations. The Search option will allow you to search for a Name or for text within the messages…or both. The Settings option gives you a ton of options. When you select Settings, you will get three main categories; Basic Settings, UI Settings and Advanced Settings. There quite a few options in the settings all of which are self explanatory or are accompanied by a description of what the setting does.
Ok, now lets get into the functionality of the application. In the upper right corner of the SMS screen, there is an icon to create a new SMS. You can either enter the number in which you would like to send the text or choose one from your contacts using the + icon. There is also a menu bar that allows you to turn on/off auto correction. The Insert option on the lower menu bar allows you to insert a contact’s information into the message. Though, I did find that the Cancel option does not work if you select Insert and then decide you do not want to insert a contact. So, you just have to open your contact list and then select Cancel. You are also able to turn your iPhone and write a text via landscape mode. One feature that I really like is that you can write a message select Cancel in the upper right corner and then choose to save the message as a Draft, as a Template (which is a really nice feature) or just delete it.
There are some more nice features in the Conversation option of the application as well. While in Conversations mode, you are able to delete full conversations or if you select a conversation, you can delete individual text messages. Also, if you select a conversation it will bring up a lower menu bar that allows you to call the contact, see the contact’s information, add the number to a contact…etc. I actually really like the UI of this application. Though, I did have it crash a few times on me while I was testing it. Also, if you want to use the application, you really need purchase the full version because you do not get all the functionality of the application with the demo version. I’m not sure I would pay $10 for the app but, let me know what you think in the comments.