Beejive Vs Aim? Why not just use Aim? Its free?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by PhixionFilms, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    I haven't used beejive because i just dont think a messaging app should be 14.99. Why is it so expensive? Aim does everything beejive would do for my needs, and its free? The only thing i know aim doesn't do that beejive does is it has landscape text mode. I wouldn't go as far as spending 10-15 dollars for it. i can use one hand.

    And the fact that beejive supports yahoo messenger, and others. Why dont people just use aim? its free???
     
  2. logge macrumors newbie

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    great interface and some further goodies and it supports msn, which is all i use (seems msn is way more popular in europe than i the US). and they kept you online before there was push, which nobody else did (i have beejive since the first version).
    it certainly is expensive, but worth it to me, as palringo sucks (free msn solution) and beejive is better than IM+ imho and i wouldn't care about these few bucks price difference anyway
     
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    Funny i'm in Canada and everyone I know is using MSN...I use gtalk/MSN I don't really know anyone who uses AIM..
     
  5. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously?
     
  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    If you just use AIM and can stand the UI on it, then use that. BeeJive has a far nicer UI and far more features.

    The NEW aim for 3.0 supports landscape btw.
     
  7. phannon666 macrumors regular

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    OP, I could make a similar sweeping statement:

    No-one I know uses or has ever used AIM, or for that matter would want to associate with the crap that is AOL anyway. Everyone uses MSN as far as I'm concerned.
     
  8. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Because I have 79 contacts that only use Yahoo messenger.

    And the Yahoo iPhone messenger app is not that good at all.

    So BeeJive it is.

    I got it for 9.99 and they are working on fixing Yahoo as we speak. (Yahoo changed their servers and BeeJive wasn't aware when they released the Push 3.0 version.)
     
  9. marksman macrumors 603

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    it is okay if you can't afford the app but it is well worth the money.

    So just save some money and become one of us.
     
  10. PhixionFilms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No it doesnt. I just tried it? Are you talking about the free or paid version? I have the free version.
     
  11. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Oh the paid version sorry :(
     
  12. PhixionFilms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey thanks!! I didnt know that. Im definitely going to buy this app right now.
     
  13. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

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    the aim app doesnt support google talk, msn, facebook chat etc...
     
  14. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Beejive is just plain better. More features, better UI. Besides, $9.99 isn't that much money.
     
  15. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

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    With Beejive you can use Facebook chat, which I use quite often.
     
  16. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    Have all IM forwarded to SMS

    Forgive my naivete here, not much of an IM expert. Wouldn't it be better to just get unlimited text plan? I have a family plan and it's only 35 dollars for all five AT&T users. I have my AIM, Yahoo IM forwarded straight to my SMS number. It's on everyday and 24/7 and no need to refresh the connection. It's always connected.
     
  17. logge macrumors newbie

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    let me get this straight. you were argueing that it's unreasonable to buy beejive (with all it's features and supported protocols and so on) and now you are going to pay for AIM just to get landscape? well whatever makes you happy
     
  18. TavisB macrumors member

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    Hmmm...$10 once vs. an extra $15 a month every month...I'm going to go with noooooooo on this one.
     
  19. gloss macrumors 601

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    I use Beejive because it seamlessly combines AIM, Google Talk, MSN, and Facebook, and the interface is second-to-none.
     
  20. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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    Does the AIM app keep you logged in after you close it? I have a suspicion it doesn't... Or at least not for more than a few minutes.

    Beejive costs some money because it's EXCELLENT.

    I don't know ANYONE that has bought beejive and regretted it.
     
  21. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Yes it does. Still, the UI blows though.
     
  22. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Cause my chat buddies use MSN, AIM, and Facebook.
     
  23. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    AIM is slow and clunky. Beejive is very refined and fast. You get what you pay for. Enough said.
     
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