What is the best Gtalk app? What is the best text editor for Dropbox?

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  1. emacna1 macrumors regular

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    Was hoping you guys could help me out. I'm new to the iPhone/iOS scene and I'm wondering what is the best app for Gtalk and also what is the best text editor for Dropbox?
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Not sure about a Gtalk app, but iA Writer is my favorite Dropbox text editing app. I have it on my iPad and iPhone.

    http://www.iawriter.com/
     
  3. gapperonduty macrumors 6502

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    IMO

    pretty good cross platform chat, gchat included!
     
  4. Gala, Jun 20, 2012
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    I just downloaded Verbs. Its really clean looking. The icon is identical to the Messages icon but grey. The app only offers gtalk, aim, mobileme, facebook integration. It costs .99 for the app and 5.99 for the in app premium upgrade. The .99 version gives you alerts for 5 min after you leave the app. I used it this way and have to say I didn't like it.

    I went for the pro upgrade which gives you full push notifications as long as the app is in the multitasking bar. It is pretty fluid with the transition from computer to phone.

    I have never had a great experience with any gchat app and I have tried Beejive, IM+, IMO, & Meebo to name a few big ones. I love Verbs though, it does its job well, has great push, & above all looks great in app and looks great sitting next to my other apps on my springboard.

    They just release an iPad version a few months ago and I have high hopes for this little app down the road. We know they should be putting our 5.99 to good use.
     
  5. absolutazn87 macrumors member

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    Verbs

    verbs.im/

    Edit: haha seems like the poster above beat me to the punch! Yes, verbs is awesome!
     
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  7. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    For a Dropbox-syncing text editor, I chose Notesy. It syncs very well, and allows you to work offline without losing anything. I especially like that it allows subfolders. Though I don't use it, it incorporates mark down formatting, complete with preview, and allows user-defined formatting (css). You can universally change the displayed font type, color, background, but these settings aren't in the way; if you like the default you'll never see them.

    Regards,
    Tom
     
  8. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

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    I used Notesy for a long time. Very good software, syncs seamlessly with Dropbox. Like a previous poster, I can't comment on any of the 'advanced' features as I never used them. Just basic text notes. It's great for that.

    I have since stopped using it as I've moved entirely to Evernote now.
     
  9. emacna1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I just downloaded Notesy ($4.99) and I can't figure out how to edit documents. I have all my dropbox files in the notesy app, but when I open them I'm only given the option to open in dropbox or print.
     
  10. MistahMumford macrumors 6502

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    I like the Beejive google talk app. GTalk seems to always log me out.
     
  11. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    ebuddy Pro.

    You don't even need it to be in the multi-tasking bar. All you need is keep logged in; there is a setting in the app for duration of login including all the time. Push notifications come anytime through it and i love it.

    However, recent updates have broken the app. Luckily i had an old backed up copy on my computer which i copied to the phone and installed. I refuse ot update it unless the bugs are fixed. Would rather stay at 4.x.x instead of the 5.0.2 update.
     
  12. Calidude macrumors 68000

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  13. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

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    second for imo. used meebo before google bought them and shut them down (well, they will be shutting them down on 7/11).

    not sure about dropbox text editor, though I use documents2go for my google docs and that has a decent text editor
     

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