Looking for a good iphone instant messaging client

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by markw10, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    With my new job I have to instant message clients on a variety of platforms, aim, google, msn, yahoo, ichat (mobileme), icq, and myspace.
    What are some good iphone apps to look at for this? If necessary I will pay for one but if there are free options available that are good I'd like to look at that.
    Thank you for your help.
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    At $10, beejive is by far the best. You can try using multiple free apps for individual service access if you really don't want to pay.
    IM+ is decent as well, but having used both I still recommend beejive.
  3. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    +1 for IM+ with its push notifications seem to work really well. I only have two grips with it:-

    1. You cannot change the message tone

    2. It seems to spend alot of time connecting everytime the app is started

    Apart from that its great!
  4. domness macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    Then BeeJive is the best out there.

    Amazing PUSH features as well as a LOT of messaging protocols and also a choice of themes and sounds.
  5. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009

    We'll with BeeJive you can change the IM sounds and push notification sounds

    Also BeeJive launches in about 1.5 seconds when I'm connected to MSN and AIM with over 100 people online and many more offline.
  6. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    i vote IM+

    beejive used to be the defacto choice because it was the only one truly available as a multi-IM client but IM+ has also grown immensely in features/reliability.

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