Aside from a full, more robust, replacement for the stock messaging app, BiteSMS also offers a handy set of features called quick compose and quick reply.These features allow you to assign a gesture (think activator) to quickly send or receive a SMS while within another app. Saving you steps, and not interrupting your work flow.
Now, if you are familiar with such things, you would know that there are several tweaks on the app store that offer similar functionality. These more popular alternatives include Messages+ and iRealSMS. Where biteSMS differentiates itself is design.
Rather just create an (arguably) ugly popup bubble like messages+, or a 4.x style alert style popup like iReal, biteSMS took it up a notch with iOS 5 and made a custom popup based on the new tweet sheet. It honestly looks like something Apple should have bundled with the OS.
Functionality wise, it also has the competition beat. While the others focus 100% on messaging, and may or may not include things like MMS within their popup, bite wins again with system wide communication integration. From the customizable popup menu you can Call, FaceTime, or even view your entire conversation with the person.
New in BiteSMS v7.5 comes with the following changelog….
- Big performance increase when starting up biteSMS. It’s now 100% the same speed as the native Messages app.
- Fixed all issues associated with old messages appearing in Quick Reply.
- Fixed all issues associated with messages not always appearing in the biteSMS application.
- Fixed all scheduling issues.
- Fixed iMessage multi-media Apple bug.
- Improved LockInfo compatibility.
- QC and QR now display the Delivered or Read status of the last iMessage in the previous messages pull down.
- Inside biteSMS you can now pull down the keyboard from the blue title bar when you’re typing a long message and cannot see the bubbles anymore.
- Fixed up a bunch of crash reports and all known reported bugs.
BiteSMS is available in Cydia Store via BigBoss repo…