With all the different networks and instant messaging services available now, it can be hard to keep up with all of your contacts on different networks. Hot news is that IM+ Pro has just been downgraded from $4.99 to a free price tag making it possibly the best free instant messenger client for iPhone and iPad users.
IM+ Pro allows you to keep connected on up to ten different networks. These networks include: Facebook messenger, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, Jabber, Twitter, Windows Live Messenger and many more. This enables you an easy way of contacting all your online friends from one place for free as long as they are on a network supported by IM+ Pro.
The instant messaging client allows you to send photos, voice messages, videos, and text messages over the network. Even if you do not have your device with you you can access your IM+ Pro account from any Internet browser and as such quickly access all your networks. For those of you needing group chat functionality, group chats can be supported in Skype, MSN, AIM, ICQ and Neighbors. Not only that but you can also keep up-to-date with your email via push notifications about emails received in GMail, Outlook, Yahoo!, and AOL e-mail inboxes.
A few great features in this easy-to-use interface that are worth mentioning include the speech recognition feature which allows you to record you message rather an typing it, thus drastically increasing your composition output speed. There is a built-in browser so you can surf to links provided in messages or just browse without having to leave the app.
The fact that Skype and Twitter are incorporated mean that extra features have been provided to take not of this. Skype features include the ability to record calls and playback without charge. The Twitter functionality allow you to monitor your friend’s tweets and timelines as well as send messages and retweet posts you like.
The app is customisable to suit your personality with a variety of themes, backgrounds, custom sound notifications and different sets of emoticons, including emoji and animated smileys.
- Run up to 10 networks simultaneously in one app
- See people’s location on built in map
- Built in browser allows in-app surfing
- Extra Skype and Twitter features
- Access account from any Internet browser
- Not enough networks supported
- No good voice or video call support
This app going for free can offer an easy solution rather than keeping a handful of IM apps open at the same time for messaging different people. Yes there are a few gripes such as not every network is supported by the client, it would be nice to have support for Whatsapp, Viber, Line etc, but we can’t have everything. It does give the chance to keep a majority of your messaging needs in one place. Skype calling is supported but is not the greatest but for pure IM needs it is hard to fault this. As it is free what have you got to lose by trying it?