What is the best IM app for the Droid


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  1. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What is the best IM app for the Droid? And please dont say ebbudy because that app sucks. I just want an app that can do these basic functions which is have a good UI, be able to send photo's or files, be able to see the profile pic of who you're messeging and be able to change status or profile pic. iPhone/iTouch have billions of apps like this why cant Android have one. Nimbuzz is the closest thing to what I want but it crashes so much and drains the battery.
     

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    obutto Well-Known Member

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    eBuddy works perfectly fine for me. Best on Android Market imo. Least network disconnections. However, since you don't want this I can recommend Meebo.

    However, the problems with Meebo is that it tends to disconnect you from AIM (what I use it for). This disconnect will be ensured by one car ride. However, its up to you. I tried other programs but most do not have the same connection stability as eBuddy.

    *Note I keep both of these programs installed. I use Meebo when I'm stationary and just chilling and want to have a long convo with one of my friends. I use eBuddy on the go to receive and do short convos.
     
  3. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yea but ebuddy is so plain. IM apps on Blackberry's, windows mobile and iPhone do so much more. Like send pics. see the persons profile pic of your you're messeging.
     
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    Also try out IM+. That's what I used. Used it exclusively on Windows Mobile for 2 or 3 years. The UI on android isn't quite as mature yet, but it's more than adequate.

    I have not needed to upgrade to the pay version. Free version supports yahoo, aol, msn which is all I use.


    Edit: sorry just read your whole post. IM+ free version doesn't do some of the stuff you want. I don't see a file transfer or the ability to see profile pics. Perhaps the pay version has it.

    Joe
     
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    esocid Well-Known Member

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    I tried a few and found Meebo to be the best IMO. I'm still waiting for a great one to come out.
     
  6. GDroid

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    I use Meebo. It's working fine for my needs.
     
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    Off topic question....do these IM apps use your texts or data?
     
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    snapcase Well-Known Member

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    Well all I can say is don't bother with the Hi __ programs. I tried HI MSN and it was quite awful. Laggy as hell and limited functionality. Think I'll give meebo a try next.
     
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    If your going to use Meebo, make sure to frequently check if your still connected. It seems to have problems when using AIM for me.
     
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    craigrn16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea I heard there were problems with aim on there on the reviews.
     
  11. DR0ID

    DR0ID Well-Known Member

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    try out the search button
     
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    Matthew Well-Known Member

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    +1

    But if you can't for some reason then Meebo.
     
  13. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    did already thanks. Nothing came up.
     
  14. mihalich

    mihalich Well-Known Member

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    Meebo would not stay connected on any service for me for more than a couple of minutes. Maybe there have been some updates in the last few weeks to correct it. But I used it for a day and couldn't keep a connection long enough to type a few messages. Uninstalled it after about 6 hours.

    Joe
     
  15. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just tried meebo. cant type without sliding the keyboard out. I really hope Beejive comes to Android. I heard you can use googletalk to talk to other IM's.
     
  16. DR0ID

    DR0ID Well-Known Member

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    since when cant you type without the keyboard out with meebo?
     
  17. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    wasnt working for me? Dont know why?
     
  18. DR0ID

    DR0ID Well-Known Member

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    i have never had or heard of that issue
     
  19. obutto

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    Click into the box with your finger. It should appear out
     

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