Best IM Client?

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  1. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody have any preferred IM clients?
    Meebo's looking promising, but not until 3.0 sadly.
    Which are the best for now?
     
  2. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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  3. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    I second that. Beejive is the absolute best IM app.

    Don
     
  4. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    i like beejive but i dont wanna spend 16 bucks for a IM app for 3 months till meebo comes out so right now i just stick with nimbuzz for free its the best plus it has landscape mode im.
     
  5. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Beejive. Totally worth it. I got it for 10$ back when they had a sale though :p
     
  6. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    The IM+ 2.0 update makes it a much better contender, especially for the price.
     
  7. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

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    BeeJive, overpriced IMO but hands down the best IM app.
     
  8. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    Beejive and IM+ are both pretty solid. IM+ is $9.99 and Beejive is $15.99 which really isn't that big of a difference if you think about it.

    Overall I like Beejive a bit more than IM+, but IM+ is improving very quickly and isn't a slacker by any metric.
     
  9. iParis macrumors 68040

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    BeejiveIM all the way. I have used tons of IMing apps from Fring to Palringo to AIM. Beejive has to be the best one!

    Who says Meebo is going to be free?
     
  10. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    He never said it was going to be free:rolleyes:
     
  11. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    What'll be the advantage of Meebo over Beejive (just wondering why people are waiting on Meebo rather than buying Beejive)?

    Beejive's been pretty awesome so far.
     
  12. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    I ask the same question. Just because they demo'd Push? You can bet that the Beejive folks are working on that right now too (assuming they have access to the APNS since many devs don't still). When 3.0 rolls out, you'll probably see a Beejive update with it or shortly after that will probably offer the same stuff that Meebo offers. Beejive is well worth the money if you use an IM app quite a bit. I use it to talk to customers or a business partner on the other side of the country so it's convenient. I think people just don't like the idea of spending $10+ for an IM application. If you need it, it's well, well worth it. Very polished app. (doesn't play very nice in 3.0 though currently)
     
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  14. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Since s/he's stating there's a price on BeejiveIM is makes it sound like s/he is expecting Meebo to be free.
     
  15. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    It sounded like macfan881 was just saying that Meebo was what he/she would be using when Meebo came out, so they didn't want to spend $18 for Beejive in the 3 month interim. Makes sense to me.
     
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  17. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    As it stands, Beejive is the king.

    After 3.0 comes out, things should get interesting, with the push notifications and stuff.
     
  18. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    there web app was the best web app for IM'ing before the app store came along ive been paitently waiting for them to make a app since the app store came along there web app is very speedy and nice interface.
     
  19. Almy macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I'm misreading something, and if so ignore me. But Beejive has had an app in the app store for months. I bought beejive not too long after I got my 3G.
     
  20. iParis macrumors 68040

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    I don't see what you could be misreading.
    Yes, BeejiveIM has been in the app store for awhile now.
     
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  22. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Those are the best free ones.
    A pro with Palringo is that it keeps you signed on.
    And Fring has a nice UI and VOIP.
     

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