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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Akkhima, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Akkhima

    Akkhima Member
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    Anyone have a favorite client for using AIM, yahoo, MSN, etc? I'm especially interested in AIM, but a multi-client would be nice. I just downloaded IM+ Lite, but was wondering if anyone had a different favorite.
     

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  2. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member
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    I personally like eBuddy. eBuddy IM v1.4 Application for Android | Communication

    Notes from the Market:

    Get the best instant messaging app with eBuddy!

    - Fast and reliable messenger
    - Chat with multiple MSN, Facebook, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, GTalk & MySpace accounts
    - All IM friends in one buddy list
    - Run in background
    - Messages sent as data, not SMS/Text

    I haven't had one single problem with it. All the other ones I tried would always disconnect when my phone was in sleep mode. This one doesn't. Did I mention that it is free.
     
  3. x2 on the ebuddy!
     
  4. XtremeAaron

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    I read somewhere that google talk supports AIM, but I think this was talking about the computer version of google talk. Can anyone confirm this working on android?
     
  5. jwmacdon1231

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    Nope. Doesn't work.
     
  6. mjschmidt

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    I've been using Meebo (allows multiple IM clients) and I just started playing with Fring (allows multiple IM clients, plus VOIP calls).
     
  7. surfnc25

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    meebo but I might peep out ebuddy to compare
     
  8. gizbug

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    Meebo still has that disconnect issue =(
     
  9. jwmacdon1231

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    If Meebo didn't have that disconnect issue then I would be using it instead of ebuddy. I like meebo's ui better.
     
  10. vincentp

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    I have Meebo but I've never really used it. I don't use AIM too much anymore. What is the disconnect issue? Maybe I'll replace it for something else.
     
  11. Brickz187

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    I use Nimbuzz seems to work the best for me.
     
  12. Barbara

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    I wish Trillian would come out with one for Droid. They have it for iPhone.
     
  13. Ziani

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    Nimbuzz for me, its brill :) They have just updated to for Skype so can know make skype calls.
     
  14. knudsen81

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    I use ebuddy, because the others always diconect when my hero is asleep
     
  15. HTCHero203

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    Can you tell me the pros and cons on the ebuddy so i can install it on my hero tomorrow ;)


     
  16. lekky

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    If its via wifi, is it because you have the option to turn of wifi when asleep enabled?
     
  17. Th3sandm4n

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    I'm digging Nimbuzz as well never get disconnect problems with it. Plus I like that it does skype
     
  18. CJBullitt

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    I don't konw I have eBuddy and it's not letting me post my status update or let me be anything other than available.
     
  19. mplevy

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    I installed meebo recently, it seems the disconnect issue has been resolved. One thing I dislike about it that Hi AIM didn't do is that when I sign on from my PC it sends the AOL system message to the phone and computer telling me I was signed on in another location. Again, Hi AIM didn't do this.

    Otherwise, I do like it better than Hi AIM.
     
  20. 7esl4

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    I was looking for an im with Skype und ICQ... quite satisfied with Nimbus so far
     
  21. mplevy

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    I thought Meebo would replace Hi AIM for me but I feel it's lacking still compared to Hi AIM. Hi AIM has been working VERY well for me, no disconnects, it doesn't mysteriously close on me.

    I'm off to Trillian's site to suggest they make an Android app, I use Astra on my PCs and would LOVE it on my Droid...
     
  22. shrink57

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    One more vote for eBuddy. It has never given me any problems on my Droid.
     
  23. GODMODE

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    I hardly use IM anymore - Txt messaging, as I have always said is really the killer text communicator. and its built into the phone system. I do have meebo, however, so I can use Jabber and sometimes, AIM.
     
  24. craigrn16

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    I'm using Nimbuzz because it's the closest thing to a beejive app android has. But it has some serious connection issues. All the other IM apps suck. They have ugly UI, unable to send or recieve photos, can't update status, and cand see or change your icon photo nor see thiers. Almost all of the iPhone IM apps can do this. Hell even IM plus his 10 times better and have way more features on the iPhone that they don't put on there android version.
     

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