Best iPad app for IM?

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  1. jaav88

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    Hello!
    What is the best iPad app for IM (Msn messenger, facebook chat...)
    Thank you!
     
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    DontUnderstandMyIpad iPad Guru

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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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    cherhall iPad Enthusiast

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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 :)

    Sent from my iPad2 using iPF
     
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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.




    Michael
     
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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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