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  1. spar10

    spar10 Well-Known Member
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    Any recommendations for a good instant message app? Something that will handle AIM and Yahoo? Thanks!
     

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  2. IOWA

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    Nimbuzz.

    It combines skype/aim/yahoo/msn/facebook/myspace/icq and a few others.


    Please do a search next time, I've answered this question 4 times already.

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  3. MisterMixelpix

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    Nimbuzz's interface needs work. How is it on battery life, though? I know eBuddy is pretty dang good, Meebo is atrocious.

    Also, with Nimbuzz, it freezes up completely when I go into the "Notifications" area in the options menu.
     
  4. IOWA

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    The nimbuzz interface works just fine.... your taste is not everyone's taste. Kind of a trivial complaint for an app that does so much.

    I don't have any freezeup issues with nimbuzz...

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  5. blackvyper

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    No one forced you to reply... on the other hand some of us are happy to give the answers if we have them. Try Meebo, eBuddy or Nimbuzz. eBuddy is my favorite but try them and see what appeals to you. Once again, thanks for asking your question.
     
  6. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Posting 100 threads with the same question is not only lazy, it makes it that much harder to finds threads with other issues that need solving. Notice I answered his question to boot.


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  7. MisterMixelpix

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    So... it's good with battery life, then?
     
  8. IOWA

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    Honestly I don't notice much battery drain. But you have to make sure you "back out" to exit instead of just using home. Hell you might not even have to do that, but I think it helps. And it stays in the background instead of active, so I think it does help.(speculation though!) But as for bettery drain I leave mine on all day, and unless I'm browsing or streaming, battery lasts 12 hours with it on. User experience may vary, though. Like some have said some people like meebo and ebuddy too, so i'd try all three and see what fits best for you. Other ones like helloim are crap, fc's constantly. When I tried meebo, it did drain my battery pretty good though.

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  9. Thomas_AR

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    eBuddy is my favorite and working well for me.
     
  10. jwmacdon1231

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    I use ebuddy but I've been noticing an increase in battery drain. I still like it though.
     
  11. Uncle Rukus

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    I would say Ebuddy. I liked NumBuzz better on the iphone but it seems the one for Android only allows you to add one account for each type of messaging service. That's just my two cents.
     
  12. MisterMixelpix

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    Ebuddy with the battery save feature turned on works well.
     
  13. jwmacdon1231

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    I tried that. It just took forever to receive messages. Its fine, though, because the only time I really use ebuddy is when I'm by my charger, and on wifi.
     
  14. MisterMixelpix

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    Well if you don't mind some battery drain, Meebo is the king of instant message apps.
     
  15. I really like the layout and design of eBuddy
     
  16. IOWA

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    Ebuddy/meebo both killed my battery massively. And since I like to leave mine on all day... well yeah that's important.

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  17. akyoda

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    I downloaded Psi on my desktop and used a transport to integrate the various IM platforms into Google Talk so now I just use that on the DI.
     
  18. MisterMixelpix

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    Did you enable eBuddy's battery saving feature? Meebo did the same with mine, it's why I abandoned it. Meanwhile, Nimbuzz appears not to have let my phone go to sleep.
     
  19. blackvyper

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    I have not noticed any serious battery drain by eBuddy but I have my system optimized so that could explain it. Try some battery saving tips.
     

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