|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
SMS Helper is a very cool application that counts the number of characters as you type a text messages. When installed, it adds a counter into the stock Messages application. The character count is displayed on the Send button in the lower right corner as you type the message… it is a very clean implementation of the mod.
This mod is cool for a couple of reasons. The first is that most devices (carriers) allow a text message of 160 characters before the message is split into two texts. Another reason this is a helpful mod is that if you twitter from your text messages, you normally have to guess when you have hit the 140 character limit well… not anymore!
The counter displays the number of characters out of 160 (example 45/160) however, since the iPhone can go over 160 characters it will just continue to count the characters (example 185/160).
Overall, a very cool mod that I will most definitely be keeping. You can get SMS Helper via the BigBoss sources.