IM+ 3.3 vs Beehive 3.0.2. Which is superior?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by sparkles61785, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. sparkles61785 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2009
    New York
    I know that there are plenty of threads comparing both IM clients. However, these threads were created before the newest updates, and therefore do not address the push capability of both apps, and newest features. So now that Beehive is stable and IM+ is stable and top notch in their current state, which one is superior?

    I have IM+, which I purchased when it was on sale. I keep hearing that Beehive is superior, but is it really? Both apps have Push, IM+ has twitter integration which puts it ahead of Beehive. It just seems as if Beehive is placed on a pedestal because of aesthetics. What makes Beehive better? (I ask because I am contemplating purchasing Beehive. However, I cant push myself to purchase it unless it is absolutely worth it, because $10 is steep for an app in my opinion. I just purchased an entire album on Itunes today for less than that!)

    Some pros about IM+(that Beehive can't match):
    - Twitter integration
    - Switch between chats by swiping finger
    - Supports more IM clients
    - Better chat layout in my opinion (I like the transparent bubbles)
    - Geo-location support
    - Video transfer support

    What are some of Beehive's pros? Is this purchase worth it? Please try to be objective.
  2. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    IM+ is good with the features and all that but fails for me in one place...speed!

    it take 3-4 times longer to open IM+ after a notification.

    beejive is much quicker.

    I do like IM+ for twitter pushes.
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  4. Daryl178 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009

    beejive is better cause it has video support faster at loading and quicker push notifications. Better overall look in my opinion.:apple:
  5. Prospekt macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    Beejive has been fantastic for me. I would recommend it 100%!
  6. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008
  7. Natesac macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    Just wait for IM+ 3.4 update. It will have speech to
    text!!. It has already been submited to the AppStore rejection board so it should be out any day now. Check IM+'s Twitter page
  8. wowipod macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    1. You can set shake to change in Beejive.

    2 I tried IM+ lite and I think beejive is better in chat layout and thats an opinion so isn't a feature.

    3. I can do video in Beejive

    Overall they are both at the same level and if one does something the other won't be far behind so don't worry. Overall after looking at reviews I chose beejive because the reviews seemed to be better.
  9. gowanis macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    I've had IM+ for a while and finally bought Beejive a few days ago.

    Both are good apps, better than AIM.

    Beejive is definitely faster loading, which is great when you get a push and want to quickly see the message. Beejive also allows nicknames for each contact, meta-contacts, and allows you to associate contacts with your iphone contact list. It has more flexibility with away messages.

    IM+ offers Twitter integration which is nice. I only use AIM and Facebook for chat, so I can't comment on the other services.

    Both are good, but I'm thinking Beejive is a bit better at this point.

    Edit: forgot to add: Beejive allows you to record a voice note and send it as a link to the recipient. Very cool feature.
  10. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    to add to my post before ... I like IM+ and would use it as my main app but if you were doing something on your phone and was replying to push notifications off & on and it took 30 seconds to open the app. for every reply it gets super annoying. We will see when the 3.4 update comes to see if anything is faster.

    People may want to wait a few days until this comes out.
  11. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    30 seconds???? are you kidding me?!
  12. gowanis macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    Beejive takes about 2 seconds and IM+ takes about 5-7 seconds. I'm on a 3GS.
  13. Errk! macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Beejive claims they will soon have group chat. That's a major plus for me.
  14. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    i just tested it.

    IM+ with only one account active (twitter) - 23 seconds

    Beejive with 5 accounts active - 5 seconds

    IM+ with only MSN account - 8-15 seconds (i tried this a few times)
    twitter might slow it down some since it loads timeline, replies, DM's and not just log on like other accounts.

    I could be happy with just IM+ and deal with the slow loads but since i have both i can go head-to-head.
    I just think beejive is faster, beyond that and a few options they do the exact thing. It's a IM client.
  15. i51330 macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    i have im+ and have mixed feelings. sometimes it works great and sometimes it doesn't. i wish i had went with beejive at first as i don't want to pay for another app that does the same thing

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