Best iPad app for IM?

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    Hello!
    What is the best iPad app for IM (Msn messenger, facebook chat...)
    Thank you!
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    There is an app called IM+ Pro which let's you connect to a variety of messengers (msn, icq, aol, Facebook, etc.)

    It is fairly straight forward, they also have a free ad-supported version if you want to try it. The only difference from the paid version is ads and that the chat history cannot be saved.
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    Does this app let you type in landscape mode?
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    Yes it does, I'm always in landscape, and it is what I use.
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    I'm new to all this but I'm trying IMO first because is a free app :)

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    I have not used IM+ pro so can't speak to that, but I have used IM+ free, didn't care for it much, didn't seem very responsive. I personally use Beejive but it has it's drawbacks being that it is not a universal app and if you want it for iPad and iPhone you have to pay twice, IM+ pro is universal.

    What is everyone using for Skype or Yahoo Messenger video chatting on the iPad?
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    My wife and I text every day using our iPhones. Now that I have an iPad, can I use that to text her?
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    I use Yahoo Messenger!
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    Yes you can text your wife from your iPad. There are tons of apps but I have used text plus. My girlfriend and I text constantly, but on our phones we both use IM clients. She uses AIM and I use IM+ pro.

    We found many advantages to instant message over SMS for our needs.
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    +1 for IMO. switched from free IM+ to it and love it. Have on Iphone4 and iPad. Only draw back is occasional disconnect while idle (app says you it will boot you if you are inactive for 72 hrs). I use it with Google Talk and Facebook chat and it's great.
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    I use IMO and for a free app it does everything I need :) means I can now be on skype and Facebook chat at the same time on iPad
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    Another vote for IMO. I use it primarily for Skype, rarely for Facebook and MSN. While I don't have the ability to video chat with it (iPad 1 user), it's perfectly fine for when I just want to text with people. I have never had a problem with syncing or connectivity.
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    I bought and used IM+ last year but now prefer Meebo.




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    I checked out IMO, it's really mice for a free app, I'll keep it on the iPad. Any solutions out yet for Skype or Yahoo Messenger video chat yet?
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    yahoo messenger video chat and skype video chat works with iphone4 , maybe it'll work with the ipad2 now that it has a camera.
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    I use text free from the apple store on my ipad2. Its awesome let's you send picture messages aswell even call someone using wifi in the app it's awesome.
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    My favorite is BeeJive IM.
    BeeJive IM supports multiple IM services, including AIM, Google Chat, Facebook chat and many others.
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    +1 for IMO

    It's free and it works really well. I like how it tabs your chats while you're talking to several people. I wish it did pictures as well but as far as I know it doesn't. Correct me if I'm wrong anybody.
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    I have tried both IMO and IM+, but seem to have a little trouble with both

    With IMO, it does not seem to want to store my username and password for Facebook, it stores all the others for msn etc. If it would store my details, then would probably use this

    IM+ is really good, but the problem I have with this, is it does not seem to automatically set you as away in facebook, so I keep getting people wondering why I am ignoring them when I am not using my iPad. Again, this would be a great app, if it would set auto away

    Unless anybody knows any fixes for the above?
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    Wait a few days? Maybe iOS 5's iMessage will do a good enough job...

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