I need help from current Beejive users
I'm new to the forums and just got back on the iPhone bandwagon (I never should have left). In any case, I'm looking for an IM client with a clean UI and just works. I've tried just about all of them, so I'm not really asking what client is everyone's favorite. I downloaded Beejive's Facebook app yesterday and think the UI is really nice (except for the ads), and have had no problems with the app as of yet.
When I went to look into the reviews of the full Beejive app in the app store, I read a TON of negative reviews about the current version. I know a lot of people may just write reviews when they're unhappy, and might not be as inclined to do so when they're enjoying the app; so I'm asking everyone for their input before I spend the $10. Is it worth buying right now? Are there too many bugs? Should I wait until a new version comes out and wait to see if the bugs have been ironed out?
Thanks for the help!
- 02-01-2011, 09:30 AM #2
$10 for an IM app? lol...you've got to be off your rocker if you'd spend that. I didn't realize people still used IM anymore outside of the facebook one (that is free), but yahoo messenger is also free, has a better review average and can use various IM sources to chat...
$10 is just laughable in my opinion...in an age where you have countless numbers of free IM options (not to mention the fact that iPhones text interface is basically an IM style bubble UI).
- 02-01-2011, 09:53 AM #3
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- 02-01-2011, 11:04 AM #8Sean, You would rather pay a monthly fee to IM instead of a one time fee?
Honestly, i was just baffled that someone would pay $10 for an IM app...but different strokes i suppose, i wasn't trying to attack the OP, just responding to the idea of spending that kind of money on something you can get for free.
- 02-01-2011, 11:09 AM #9
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- 02-01-2011, 04:35 PM #11
Thankfully, I got Beejive the one time it seemed to be on sale! I love it, best IM app I have used. Have to admit though, I wouldn't have paid $10 for it, I only got it 'cuz it was on sale.
However, it has never logged me off, and I have never missed a message!
@Renee: Great reviews from Ally, which is what made me look into Beejive to begin with. So I guess my guess my question isn't so much what other people like in IM clients, as much as it is, is Beejive worth it right now.
@Sean: I'm not offended. Unfortunately, people that I keep in touch with, can only communicate via IM during the day (whether it be Gchat, Yahoo, Facebook, etc.); so I'm looking for a competent IM client (I guess I'd be considered an IM "power user"). While there are freebies and less expensive apps out there, they lack features, are buggy, or just look like a child wrote the program.
I don't mind paying the $10, I just want to see if all of the negative reviews in the app store seem to be everyone else's experiences. From the looks of it, it looks like everybody seem is happy with the app, so I guess I'm going to jump in.
Thanks for all of your replies!
- 02-01-2011, 06:13 PM #13
- 02-01-2011, 10:03 PM #14