The Best iOS Apps for Instant Messaging [App List]

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22 responses to “The Best iOS Apps for Instant Messaging [App List]”

  1. Anonymous says:

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

  2. Dave says:

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

  3. Marshalus says:

    No love for Trillian?

  4. Me says:

    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.

  5. imuser says:

    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.

  6. winski says:

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

  7. Un_FollowMe says:

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

  8. Nas says:

    I agree IMO has Skype chat as well.

  9. Pshimmons says:

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

  10. 525800 says:

    I have IMO and it works great for free!

  11. AlmostDoneWith CoM says:

    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.

  12. Nathan says:

    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.

  13. Catherine Temple says:

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

  14. thomkozik says:

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

  15. AOL Instant Messenger says:

    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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  19. AntzBaker says:

    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

  20. joedimon says:

    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.

  21. Mahipal Nehra says:

    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

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