Favourite IM Client

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by MarkW19, Aug 26, 2007.

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Favourite Instant Messaging Client for the iPhone?

Poll closed Sep 2, 2007.
  1. Meebo

    16 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. eBuddy

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
  3. Trillian Astra

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. Beejive

    19 vote(s)
    47.5%
  5. Mundu

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    I'm getting my iPhone on Wednesday (yippee), and I've found that these are the main IM "apps" to go for:-

    -meebo
    -ebuddy
    -trillian astra
    -jivetalk (beejive)
    -mundu

    I'm only interested in MSN, so unfortunately FlickIM is out for me. Like most people, I want to be able to add IM contacts on my iPhone, and easily manage multiple conversations (with emoticons, "...is typing", some sort of visual notification of a new IM in the different chats). Staying logged in - ideally when the iPhone is in standby, but at least when I just go off Safari and do something else - is important. I'll also be using WiFi 95% of the time.

    So which is the best, and why?
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    #2
    I was a fan of beejive for a long time, until meebo.

    But now I am back on beejive!

    Anyone have an invite for trillian? :eek:
     
  3. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #3
    I thought there'd be more votes for eBuddy to be honest - it seems to be the most full-featured, with tabbed chats etc. Only thing against it is that when they keyboard's up, you can only see one line of text, and there's a lot of messing around to do with windows/scrolling/positioning etc.

    Why do you consider Beejive to be better than Meebo? :)
     
  4. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    #4
    I like the fact that I never have to login!

    it just saves my addresses and passwords in a cookie, so when I get there all I have to do is tap the address(es) I want to sign in on.
     
  5. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #5
    Cool :)

    When the iPhone goes into standby, and/or when you go out of Safari and do something else, does it keep you logged in? And if you do stay in Safari, do you have to stay on the Beejive page, or can you be looking at another page and it'll still keep you signed in?
     
  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    They all like to disconnect you...accept for flickIM... that keeps you in their server.
     
  7. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Annoying.

    And FlickIM's AIM-only isn't it :( Roll on a native iPhone IM/MSN app (and not just iChat, as this will likely just support AIM, and using Jabber isn't exactly ideal).
     
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    #8
    QFT!
    Adium iPhone style FTW!
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    FlickIM...why isnt it in your poll. Its certainly more developed than eBuddy.
     
  10. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    FlickIM looks cool, but it's AIM-only. The ones in the poll are the ones that I can use, as I only use MSN :)
     
  11. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    I like how beejive can actively switch between edge and wifi, also it does a pretty decent job at keeping you connected when you switch programs, web pages, etc. It's not perfect but it works great.
     
  12. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    i love beejive, but lately it's been "acting" up, requiring me to more or less clear my cookies several times a day in order to login otherwise i get stupid javascript errors. but clearing the cookies affects all other data i have associated with other sites. a royal pain in the ass. beejive needs to fix this. anyone else experience this?
     
  13. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can't seem to select "MSN" when I log into Beejive on my iPhone as it's not there to select?!
     
  14. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  16. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #17
    Sorry - I really wish ApolloIM was MSN, and not just AIM, otherwise it'd be on the list ;)

    I agree with those who prefer either Meebo or Beejive btw, it's a close call. For those that decided between the two, why do you prefer meebo or beejive over the other?
     
  17. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    I like meebo, but it is the only one I've tried thus far. I'll give some of the others a shot someday...
     
  18. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Beejive is the one for me, after extensively testing them all :p

    Looking forward to a native MSN app though.
     
  19. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    #20
    The web ones suck... they disconnect you when you sleep your phone.

    Native chat for the win!
     
  20. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    #21
    BeeJive does a pretty good job of not disconnecting you, actually.

    I'd try Apollo IM but it refuses to connect. Might restore my phone and re-install AppTapp, see if it behaves.
     
  21. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    #22
    Beejive disconnects every time im away from it for a couple mins. Its crap until it can send notifications, not ever close, etc..
     
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  23. clumsy macrumors newbie

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    #24
    Does anyone know if beejive will be releasing an app for the iphone rather than only web based? I used beejive on my blackberry and loved it to death. I'm not a big fan of mobile chat or apollo IM because I had my buddy list separated into groups and neither of those display groups.
     
  24. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    is there anything that wont disconnect you at all?
     

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