The Best iOS Apps for Instant Messaging [App List]

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  • Anonymous

    If only there’s an app that supports OTR (Off-The-Record).

  • Dave

    What about battery consumption? Beejive is excellent as it does not drain my iPhone battery as much as Palringo or Meebo.

  • Marshalus

    No love for Trillian?

  • Me

    I use WhatsApp which relates to your phone number for an account rather than an website so all you need is two people with the same app to connect. Cost .99$ and works for Blackberry and Android.

  • imuser

    Trillian needs to go universal, I use it at work and it’s not bad. It has gotten a bit bloated though.
    I use IM+ Pro (iPad) and really like it. Of course, I picked it up on sale at the time. The free version is good, with nearly every feature and small unobtrusive advertising.

  • winski

    These only apply to iPhones…. What about us lonely iPad-only guys???

  • Un_FollowMe

    IMO is the best. You all need to check it out. i am surprised it is not listed here

  • andy magoon
  • Nas

    I agree IMO has Skype chat as well.

  • Pshimmons

    Help… I need an IM app that supports Novell Groupwise Messenger!

  • 525800

    I have IMO and it works great for free!

  • AlmostDoneWith CoM

    Maybe I’m blind, but the names of the apps look like they are supposed to be in front of the price tag, but I don’t see them. I can’t figure out what most of those apps are.

  • Nathan

    I’ve used a few of those and disliked them all. I use Trillian now and like how I can carry on conversations on my Mac or on my iPhone.

  • Catherine Temple

    This is not correct “BeejiveIM – ($9.99) Universal – Social Networking”. Beejive is not universal app, please fix.

  • thomkozik

    How’d you guys miss the fact that IMO supports Skype, and SO much cleaner user experience than IM+

  • AOL Instant Messenger

    As an instant messaging application on the iOS i really like using Onno. It offers an excellent level of features and it has a great looking interface. 

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  • AntzBaker

    Here is a ranking of iPhone Instant Messaging apps if you want to see more alternatives:
    http://iOS.zRanks.com/ranking/iphone-instant-messaging-apps

  • joedimon

    FYI if you want to see more alternatives check http://www.messaging-apps.com
    A relatively new group messaging app is grouptime, that enables you to send truly personal messages with custom fonts and themes.

  • Mahipal Nehra

    Thank You so much Killian Bell for this great information. All apps are really cool and easy to use. I would like to suggest one more app to add in this great list that is OneTongue. This app is a great tool of instant messaging along with language translation facility. Both facility will help in making unknown friends worldwide.

    Try OneTongue iPhone App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onetongue/id796286897

    Read the review: http://www.apppicker.com/reviews/13835/OneTongue-app-review-your-translation-companion