View Poll Results: IM+ or Beejive?

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  • IM+

    1 3.70%
  • Beejive

    23 85.19%
  • Other (please explain)

    3 11.11%
  1. jeffnucci's Avatar
    Hey guys

    Looking for an IM client and I don't want to pay for both if I'm going to use one. I have tried the lite version of IM+ but I haven't tried Beejive and i have heard it is excellent.

    Sound off, let me know your experience and what you think. Point to a review if you wish.
    07-03-2010 02:08 AM
  2. david.beaton's Avatar
    Beejive would be my clear winner after using both now extensively... Here's why. First it has a much quicker connection and reconnection speed, has a much cleaner user interface, looks great on the iP4, and multitasks without problem.

    I was a user of IM+ pre-iOS4, but it took them WAY too long to get their multi tasking correct and as a matter of fact, I just saw the update for it yesterday! I always found that it took too long for it to reconnect, and he GUI isn't ad clean
    07-03-2010 11:15 AM
  3. lungho's Avatar
    I've never tried IM+ but have owned BeejiveIM for over a year. I use it every day and is my preferred text messaging platform. It's fast and since the last update, it's also compatible w/ iOS4. Multi-tasking works well too. Best money I've spent on any app so far.
    07-03-2010 11:31 AM
  4. jeffnucci's Avatar
    Damnit... Out of my impatience I bought IM+ because of the universal binary and the lesser price and its driving me nuts... It says it wont sign out for 7 days and it signs out of everything.
    07-03-2010 05:09 PM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    Damnit... Out of my impatience I bought IM+ because of the universal binary and the lesser price and its driving me nuts... It says it wont sign out for 7 days and it signs out of everything.
    Should have waited for the poll... heh. I
    actually have both, but only use BeeJive
    now. There was a time when I found
    IM+ to be the better client, but BeeJive
    quickly got their issues with staying
    connected straightened out. They've
    never looked back since.
    07-03-2010 05:15 PM
  6. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I honestly don't use IM enough to even have either of these two installed.
    07-03-2010 06:30 PM
  7. msbaylor's Avatar
    Hey guys

    Looking for an IM client and I don't want to pay for both if I'm going to use one. I have tried the lite version of IM+ but I haven't tried Beejive and i have heard it is excellent.

    Sound off, let me know your experience and what you think. Point to a review if you wish.
    I personally like BeeJive's interface over IM+ However, if you have an iPad as well, then you'll want to go with IM+ as it is a universal binary.
    07-03-2010 10:22 PM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    I personally like BeeJive's interface over IM+ However, if you have an iPad as well, then you'll want to go with IM+ as it is a universal binary.
    He now has both... hehe
    07-03-2010 10:44 PM
  9. OTACORB's Avatar
    I have an iPad and iPhone, so I needed one software that would do both so that I would not have to pay for the same program twice.

    The initital release of IM+ for iOS4 was terrible, there were connection problems and ressuming was so slow. But the most recent update yesterday they appear to have really worked on this. Now I am finding that resumming is almost automatic. In fact I don't even see it connecting and messages are showing up instantly.

    I also have Trillian, which I use on my PC and Mac OS. It is a very basic IM client, but seems to work very well even under iOS4. I expect once they make it iOS4 compatible it will really be nice.

    Beejive played games for awhile with their client and I gave up on it. I won't be going back!
    07-04-2010 12:41 AM
  10. jeffnucci's Avatar
    IM+ was driving me insane. I liked the Skype support and all that good stuff but it kept disconnecting on my iP4. So after tweeting duvi for a few minutes I dished out the $9.99 for Beejive and it is amazing. It reconnects almost instantly, push is flawless and its a really clean app.

    Thanks duvi!!!!!
    07-04-2010 02:59 AM
  11. Duvi's Avatar
    IM+ was driving me insane. I liked the Skype support and all that good stuff but it kept disconnecting on my iP4. So after tweeting duvi for a few minutes I dished out the $9.99 for Beejive and it is amazing. It reconnects almost instantly, push is flawless and its a really clean app.

    Thanks duvi!!!!!
    Haha... no problem. Glad you like it.
    07-04-2010 03:41 AM
  12. jhamilton3's Avatar
    For what its worth, I've always preferred Beejive.
    07-04-2010 01:32 PM
  13. devonair's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, Beejive sounds like it supports push, saved state, and ios4 multitasking better than IM+ ...but it only support two of the three networks I need. AIM and facebook area a must, but i also depend on skype chat. Anyone have a good solution for this?
    07-05-2010 04:33 AM
  14. jeffnucci's Avatar
    Wait for the Skype update and use both Beejive and IM+ for now... If you don't own them... Buy Beejive and use the Skype app
    07-05-2010 04:42 AM
  15. devonair's Avatar
    So I went with the prevailing advice here and beejive, but I'm having a few issues with it. Unlike the reports above, when I switch back to it it sometimes takes up to 45 seconds to re-connect. Plus it has been freezing on me often. Once, it gave me an all black screen with no controls when I tried to tap back in to a chat (and I couldn't see my conversation despite hearing several IM's come in). I had to force quit the app and re-launch it to get things back to normal.

    I want to really like this app, but are there any suggestions of what I can do to fix this? I'm running ios4 on an iPhone 4.
    07-05-2010 09:28 PM
  16. OTACORB's Avatar
    devonair, I think outside of this one forum if you look at many others, you'll see that Beejive is by far not the favorite. Perhaps someone will pitch in that has Beejive and give you some advice. I gave up on Beejive after there last little fiasco of waiting so long to update and then trying to steal my money by wanting me to buy a whole separate version for my iPad!
    07-05-2010 09:56 PM
  17. jeffnucci's Avatar
    I should note that I have an iPhone 4 so performance issues are a non-issue for just about everything.
    07-06-2010 12:04 PM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    From the multi-client IM apps, which one do
    you see being the favorite elsewhere? On
    macrumors, seems as though the majority is
    for BeeJiveIM.
    07-06-2010 12:40 PM
  19. devonair's Avatar
    ...but back to my question, haha: any tips for improving the performance of BeeJive? Is anyone else seeing these issues or am I an anomaly?
    07-08-2010 03:19 PM
  20. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    beejive is the sex! one time i was down on my luck and needed to save a few bucks so i took my sms msgs off my plan and used beejive IM for the whole month... it was a great substitute
    07-08-2010 03:41 PM
  21. look-fast's Avatar
    hi just checking out beejive vs im+ for the iphone.. i use yahoo n msn IMs alot but it sux on iphone.
    so can someone pls help..for beejive, can you select+copy+paste some parts of a conversation into another application/text message? (im+ can.......).. also, does either one have group messaging yet please?

    thanks!!
    07-09-2010 03:22 AM
  22. jeffnucci's Avatar
    Yeah you can copy and paste. Beejive is incredible. So happy I spent the money on it.
    07-11-2010 02:09 AM
  23. Duvi's Avatar
    hi just checking out beejive vs im+ for the iphone.. i use yahoo n msn IMs alot but it sux on iphone.
    so can someone pls help..for beejive, can you select+copy+paste some parts of a conversation into another application/text message? (im+ can.......).. also, does either one have group messaging yet please?

    thanks!!
    BeeJive allows for Group Chat + picture
    sharing like BBM on the BlackBerry.

    Copy and paste? I believe it does the
    message and then you can edit which
    parts you want to leave it.
    07-11-2010 09:58 AM
  24. look-fast's Avatar
    many thanks guys.. i was going to go ahead with im+ (cheaper option) but now it's become the same 9.99usd as beejive! ahah .. going ahead with beejive then! cheers!
    07-12-2010 02:35 AM
  25. i8669's Avatar
    Been using eBuddy Pro for over 6 months with very few problems. Its only 4.99 and supports picture sharing, remembers last state and...

    There was a problem connecting to fB, dont know if it was resolved. But works like a charm for MSN and AIM.
    07-14-2010 10:27 AM
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