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ULTIMATELY FEATURE-RICH MESSAGING APP
- Universal app for iPhone / iPad/ iPod touch
- Free text, photo, video and voice messages
- Group chats in Skype, AIM/AOL, ICQ and Neighbors
- Chat history, accessible in the app and from any web browser at https://plus.im
- Multiple accounts per service
- Typing notifications
- Beep mobile-to-mobile messenger
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What's New in Version 8.1.1
Fixed issue causing application crash when adding Google Talk account
Good app, but a few bugs to work out.
On the whole I like the app, it runs multiple chat networks, even multiple accounts on the same network (two on GTalk, anyway). Being able to group contacts by network or by organized buddy groups is handy. Being able to combine contacts into meta-contacts (one person's AIM, Skype, and GTalk all grouped together) is even handier, and this is the first iPad app I’ve seen that does that consistently.
That said, the meta-contacts have a bug where only the status of the first account in the group is shown, so I have people who are showing up as offline but their second or third meta-contact account is available. There’s no chat tabs when you have multiple conversations going at once, you swipe sideways to get from one to the next. This works until you have more than three conversations going, at which point it becomes tedious and hard to find the right conversation. There’s also no way to reorganize buddies or add groups. If someone in my Skype “Ungrouped Contacts” is supposed to be in another group, this app won’t let me fix that. When I realized today that I really needed two groups instead of one, I wasn’t able to add a group and move the buddies there. These certainly don’t make the app any less functional, they just get irritating after a bit.
I've been hunting for a stable multi client chat app for a while. I used to use trillian but they just don't care enough about the product to keep it updated. Then I used IMO but they trying to be the next whatsapp by screwing over their customers by removing third party client support. I actually like this app a lot it's very easy to use and I don't really have that much trouble getting my notifications which is really important.
The only problem I have with this app is that the icon is extremely hideously ugly but if that's the only complaint I can make I can live with that.
Nice, clean, missing groups and auto-away
Chats are nice, but almost too sparse. Chat bubbles would be a nice way of differentiating speakers, or even left/right separation to easily ascertain who is speaking. Unfortunately, the view is presented as a long, scrolling list of messages. Fine, but could be better.
Huge oversight in leaving out group chats. Not enough for a huge deduction, but the lack of an "auto-away" feature is a deal-breaker. That drops the rating down to 2/5 stars. Lacking auto-away makes it very difficult to prioritize where chats are going. I will miss large sections of a conversation because messages are going to my iPad, which has been in my bag and asleep for my commute. Why? Auto-away would make this far more seamless.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Feb 17, 2014
- Version: 8.1.1
- Size: 19.9 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: SHAPE GmbH
- © SHAPE
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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