Which to get; Beejive or IM+?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by JohnFa, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. JohnFa macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    I want to get one of these but I don't know which. What are the pros and cons of both apps?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    While not very informative here is a thread. Not bad with no research. ;)
  3. TheSquad macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2008
    beejive ! no hesitation !

    I have tried both, the one that stay more connected to your accounts is beejive.
    Plus I like better beejive's GUI, but that's a personnal taste !
  4. drober30 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    Beejive is a nice application but I still do have problems connecting (read post on spinning wheel).
  5. MaroW macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    wow... you mustve put alot of work in that list of pros and cons... awsome man!!!1
  6. uhhitsjames macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Beejive is where it's at. The price has been lowered too so it's not even that bad anymore.
  7. MaroW macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    i like em both... though for me im+ has been more reliable when it comes to staying connected to icq and it has skype, which i use regularly... so im using im+ right now... well see what the future holds...
  8. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Really? I figured using www.google.com wasnt really a hard thing to do. I gave my opinion and thats BeeJive. But since you are apparently a little slow...
  9. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    i never have problems connecting to anything (with the exception of Facebook Chat). i am on WiFi at home, and mostly just regular EDGE everywhere else i go.

    connecting to AIM, Yahoo (x2), Gtalk, and myspaceIM

    you're pretty quick to judge, i didn't see you put a pros/cons list either, but congrats for the +1 on your post count.

    anyway - BeeJive is the winner by far here. i never experience crashing, it connects fast, and stays connected. it opens rather quickly - and if you don't use a background (which is ugly IMO) it will stay quick.

    IM+ on the other hand, IMO, is a want-to-be BeeJive. The UI isn't that great, and is a little confusing to me. i also experienced crashing + slow loading/connecting times.

    BeeJive is a no brainer, especially at it's lower cost. There are also a bunch of cracked .ipa's out there for the jailbreaker
  10. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    Personally, I like BeeJive, and have had no trouble with it. Normally I use the real AIM client, and IM+ doesn't work most of the time for me.
  11. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Beejive push notifications work, and BeeJive probably is the best IM app out there, but I find the 3.0 version of it sluggish and it crashes sometimes. However, it's better than the alternatives (MobileCrap, Palringo, etc)
  12. encircle macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    Does anyone know when they plan on releasing a the new version? I want to buy beejive but I know right now it's not working that well.
  13. nremondelli macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2008
  14. gescom macrumors regular


    Dec 31, 2007
    Westerville, OH.
    Definite BeeJive. Been using for a few years now on the BB and now the iPhone. It just works.
  15. chrisgeleven macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2002
    Manchester, NH
    I am a big fan of BeeJive since I purchased it a few days ago. Push notifications have worked pretty much flawlessly and the app's is very user friendly. Just needs to fix up some crashing issues and it would be perfect.
  16. sam3020 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007
    I recommend that you actually get im+. i have both but beejive has a better interface but is currently so unreliable and buggy
  17. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Seems like an almost unanimous opinion.. but i'll add... Beejive.
  18. SpeedFleX macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2009
    Beejive FTW!!111

    Its a very good App it almost never crashes (Almost) Great funtions and has a very nice GUI...
  19. danb77 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Do you want to use Skype chat? If yes, then IM+ is for you.

    Otherwise, go with BeeJive.
  20. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2008
    Bergen County, NJ
    I've always heard others choose IM+ for Twitter push notifications. This is actually awesome.

    I have and use BeeJive as it's always had the best UI (ie. BlackBerry) and I find the push notification to be instantaneous. I really don't care about it being to the second (as IMs shouldn't be more important than a call or even an sms), but it's nice to have.

    I do find that BeeJive has been every time I try to delete an account. I finally got it to delete, but that was after the 3rd or 4th try.

    My pick would be BeeJive, but if you want push twitter notifications + skype, IM+ would be the way to go.
  21. sirmika macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009

    I got im+ after I wasted money on Beejive.
    Stability is almost the same.
    User interface I find is same. Both can change wallpaper, both work the sam way. Very little difference. Only couple of small details like where is button for sending the photos.
    Beejive loads a bit faster on my iPhone 3G
    Beejive does not have skype and ATM costs twice the price of IM+

    Beejive is good app but deffinatly not worth 9.99
  22. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    Wait till IM+ drops to a whopping US $0.99 then go buy it :rolleyes:
    then buy Beejive afterwards
  23. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2008
    Portsmouth, UK

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