What IM Software Do YOU Use?

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  1. mightymike

    mightymike New Member

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    What IM Software Do YOU Use?

    Hey guys what's up? I've searched around and haven't found a topic like this posted anywhere, unless im blind! anyways, I would just like to get a general concensus on what Im'ing apps you guys are using, as i will also post my findings on the apps that I have tried and what i have found.

    Palringo http://www.palringo.com
    This is what I am currently using at this moment
    Pros: Great battery life consumption, low memory usage, easy to use, FREE!
    Cons: Horrible space realestate (not much space for contact list), no vibrate+sound alerts, file transfer is limited to pictures and voice messages

    Slick IM http://lonelycatgames.com
    Pros: Great interface, low memory usage, sound+vibrate alerts, unlimited file transfer capabilities
    Cons: Constant server outages, medium battery consumption (hard to last a full day with having a few conversations going on througout the day)

    OctroTalk
    Not a bad program, although after a while of usage it starts to move real slowly, i don't know if this is just my phone, but ive tried twice on two hard resets and same results

    Fring http://www.fring.com
    Amazing program, low memory footprint, great battery consumption. Although the biggest downfall is the fact that it is a Voip program which is its main focus. No file transfer capabilities, and when you select a person to chat, default option is to call them rather than chat. very annoying

    Agile Messenger
    I tried the demo version but I don't think its worth the money, so I'm not too sure about this

    IM+ Shape Services
    Very disappointed in what they're charging for this as opposed to the features they offer. Brutal features, not worth the money, plus for some odd reason i cannot connect to msn.

    Beejive "jive talk" http://www.beejive.com
    Very nice interface, although it hogs way too much memory (around 10 megs worth) battery hogger to say the least, and runs very slow on my phone (once again 2 hard resets, doesn't work well, so i gave up)

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    Those are pretty much the main players out there to my knowledge.

    What programs are you using yourself?

    Obviously I am looking for something with low memory consumption, great battery life, and the ability for mainly gtalk and msn connnectivity!

    Once again, sorry if this has been posted, but I wasn't able to find something recent within the search function!
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    i use slick, palrino, mundu and the AIM beta messanger
    (i rotate)
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    Haha....rotate!

    Me too. Palringo and Slick. More Palringo...considering I use the desktop version too!
  4. craiggiarc

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    It's MunduIM for me, does everything I need in an Instant Messenger although I have to admit I'm not a heavy user of it.

    If memory serves me right it was part of Free App Friday last year! :)
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    slick only here. works great.
  6. mightymike

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    how often do you use it daily and for what services (msn, gtalk, aim)?

    also, how do you find the battery life?

    I love slick for all its features although here are some quirks i have.

    For some reason when i open slick, and press connnect, itll close by itself. I have to do this like 4-5 times before it actually connects. Or i have to navigate in the menus, then just go back and click connect. Its really weird.
  7. mightymike

    mightymike New Member

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    LoL!!! thats hilarious.
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    MunduIM for me, got it back in the free app friday days :) Seems to work great when I need it, but I also don't use it on a daily
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    mundu and the aim beta here
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    I use OctroTalk mainly. If it has a connection problem, I use Slick as a backup. I like with Octro having all my IM's saved in my gmail account.
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    verizon IM!
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    VZW IM...I don't really like it so I'm looking for something else...Thanks for starting this thread.

    Maybe provide links to the software so we don't have to google it. thx

    /goes to google/dl SlickIM
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    i use msn messenger, it works just like the pc version except you cant tell if they are typing or not, i think it was the last version available before they stop providing it with windows live. if you want it is listed on my apps.
  14. mightymike

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    yeah msn messenger is good, although because i use googletalk as well, i prefer having both accounts with oneprogram. i tried the trial of mundu im lastnight and found it to move kind of sluggish. paringo seems to be the bst out there. if only they would implement some more features within it... other than that. its golden!
  15. ajskhan

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    I use it for Gtalk, AIM, Yahoo, and MSN.

    Battery life? Eh... its fine. I see the data counter and I see it only sends and recieves about 100kb... in a few hours... so its not bad at all. My battery life is fine.

    You may try to reinstall?
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    That and make sure the access point is set for "The Internet".
  17. lithos

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    i have a quick question before i start using any messengers, does it have to use sms/text messaging or can/does it just work similarly to regular messengers. I'm on vacation,so this is the only time i plan on using a messenger, and dont have unlimitied texting so buying a plan isnt an option for me. Much appreciated

    posted from q9c
  18. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    all IM client apps use data except for the clients provided by your carrier they use texts
  19. lithos

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    that was fast... thank you, jsu what i wanted to know
  20. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    no problemo!

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