Review: BeejiveIM, the Best IM App for iPhone Now Available for the iPad
Posted on May 20, 2010 by eli courey
BeejiveIM, one of the most popular instant messaging clients for the iPhone, is now available for the iPad. If you’re looking for a great IM app, you will not be disappointed with BeejiveIM. I haven’t found an IM app for the iPad or iPhone that offers as many features as this one. One of my favorite, and in my opinion a must-have, features of BeejiveIM is group chats. It also works great with multiple IM networks and accounts. You can even merge multiple IM buddies into the same contact, this is great for when you have a friend who is on multiple networks like GTalk, AIM and Yahoo.
BeejiveIM is on sale right now for $5.99 in the App Store. The iPhone version currently cost $9.99. I think I paid over twice that when I originally purchased BeejiveIM for iPhone when it was first released. It was one of the most expensive apps I had purchased at the time, but I still don’t regret it. It’s an amazing IM app for both the iPad and iPhone.
BeejiveIM Key Features:
- Reliable and efficient networking: be connected 24/7, and it’s gentle on your battery.
- Be connected even after you close the application. Get notified instantly when you get a new message with Push Notifications.
- Works with multiple IM networks, multiple accounts per network: AIM®/iChat, MSN®, Yahoo!®, GoogleTalk®, Facebook IM, ICQ®, Jabber, and MySpace IM.
- Send and receive files, including pictures and voice notes. View and forward received documents.
- Desktop-like instant messaging with all of your IM buddies from a single intuitive user interface.
- Real-time chats: quick switch between multiple simultaneous chats.
- Group chats: chat with multiple buddies on AIM, Yahoo, GTalk, or MSN.
- Full Unicode support, chat in any language supported by your iPhone.
- Chat in any orientation. Compatible with external keyboards.
- Chat history: Email chat logs to save chat history.
- Hyperlink support, automatically parses links for web pages, YouTube videos, email addresses, and phone numbers.
- Emoticons support.
- SMS out, chat with your SMS buddies through AIM or Yahoo SMS out. SMS out is fully integrated with your iPad address book.
Account & Buddy Features:
- Manage your buddy-list, including add/remove, nicknames, groups, block, approve/deny requests.
- Merge multiple IM buddies for the same contact under a single buddy list entry with meta contacts.
- Sort/group/search your buddy list.
- Control your own availability, set auto-away and custom status messages, be invisible, change privacy controls.
- Configurable alerts, customizable sound settings.
- Buddy icon support, view your friends’ icons, set your own.