palringo, IM+ or BeejiveIM

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  1. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    I've been using palringo and IM+ as well as the skype iPhone app for the last week or two and I want to use one dedicated chat app that supports the skype protocol so I can remove that app as well (especially since skype doesnt support push)


    anyone use IM+ or BeejiveIM ?

    from what I have seen it looks like the paid IM+ app will work best, but it doesnt have the best reviews lately. Does anyone have any firsthand experience in these apps?
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    I like my IM+, mostly cause it has notifications including twitter. Some people say it doesn't look good. But i think it works really well.
     
  3. D0ct0rteeth thread starter macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    Thx Jim;

    I currently use tweetdeck for twitter since I can have subgroups (since I have about 15k friends on twitter) Does IM+ support this?

    How is the IM+ skype support?
     
  4. gloss macrumors 601

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    IM+ probably edges out Beejive in terms of feature bloat, but Beejive is beautifully designed and works like a charm.
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    i dont know about skype. And they only reason really to use the twitter feature it to get notifications about when you've been @mentioned or DM'ed. I dont know if it's still the case, but when i bought it, it was the only app to do this.
     
  6. D0ct0rteeth thread starter macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    Thx gloss;

    does beejive support skype? I dont see it mentioned anywhere in the app store
    or on their website. It looks like the only app that supports everything is IM+
     
  7. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    Beejive for sure. It's a gorgeous app that just works, plain and simple. The push's are extremely fast and reliable as well.
     
  8. gloss macrumors 601

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    BeeJive does not currently support Skype, but they've stated that it is on their roadmap. Haven't gotten any more specific than that, though.
     
  9. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    I put my money into Beejive. Dont regret it one bit! It works great and is pleasing to the eye.
     
  10. allen099 macrumors newbie

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    I use IM+, and Skype support is pretty good. It works 85-90% of the time. Other times is just says "connecting". AIM/Gmail/Yahoo work flawlessly though and connect each time. The Skype support was my primary reason for choosing this IM client vs. Beejive. I have no real complaints and would recommend it. Likewise, IM+ does have a separate Skype version for $5, so if you want to save some money, that may be one way to go about it.
     
  11. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    I like Beejive and IM+ I give the edge to IM+ mainly for twitter support and beejive customer service is horrible.
     
  12. D0ct0rteeth thread starter macrumors 65816

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  13. Zone-MR macrumors newbie

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    Palringo is testing Skype support and should have it soon. Stay tuned :)
     
  14. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

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    Beejive wins

    Beejive for me. I have both but removed IM+ after a week of using Beejive.

    The UI is much cleaner and the latest version loads fast. IM+ is bloated with unattractive features (for me) and loads a lot slower. After a push notification, I like to get into the app quickly, reply and then exit. Beejive wins in this regards! It's worth $9.99 and now with the sale at $6.99 you can't go wrong. I just use the free Skype app if I want to Skype.
     
  15. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    I really like IM+ however I've noticed a few times that the background running of the app doesnt always work
     

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