Question re: Beejive vs Aim Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by porkchopbone, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. porkchopbone macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Hi, I see how alot of people say Beejive is a great app and well worth the $$$. I don't IM alot but after hearing how good Beejive is I am considering purchasing it. When I do IM though I use aol instant messenger ( aim ) which I see listed as a free app. Why would I need to have Beejive if AIM is free? I know I am missing something so if someone can explain it to me I would appreciate it! Thanks.
  2. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Difference is when you close beejive, it will send you a text message (if you set it up right) or push email stating you have new messages, and you should open beejive. Beejive will keep you logged in for 24 hours also if you want it to. These can be set in your general preferences.

    Beejive > all
  3. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Have you already used the free aim app? If not first thing you should is download that and see how you like it. If you feel it suits your needs then no reason to purchase Beejive.

    Beejive is definitely > all messenger apps though.

    In addition to keeping your logged in you can also get instant/near instant email notifications when you're away and receive a message, great interface, stability, etc..

    You can compare the two in itunes and pretty much sum up the differences
  4. porkchopbone thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2008
    thanks for the replies, I see how it supports different IM clients. Can I be signed on to multiple clients at the same time using beejive? thanks
  5. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2008
    Beejive kicks major ass. Definitely worth $16. :D
  6. XianPalin macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2006
    Yep. Works very well.
  7. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    As I have said elsewhere I have tried every other IM app for the phone as they came out. I was psyched to use AIM when it came out, but after two days I found it simply not capable of being a replacement for my desktop IM'ing, and if you don't know, trying to im from multiple locations is fraught with all kinds of issues.

    Not until Beejive came along did I find a real solution that allows my iphone to be my main IM device. I don't run IM on anything else now, and I use it with icq, mobileme, googletalk, msn at the same time.

    It works, and it works well. If you actually want to be able to use IM on your iphone as IM is intended to be used, then Beejive is the only current choice. Otherwise the other apps are novelties that are fun to play with but not actually useful for fully functioning instant messaging.

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