The app store is full of instant messaging apps but what exactly is the best one? A strong contender for that title goes to imo instant messenger, an app that might be lacking capital letters but certainly isn’t lacking in uses.
imo allows users to connect with friends via Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype, MSN, ICQ/AIM, Yahoo, Jabber and Myspace all without any need to create a new account with imo, something that many similar apps require.
Features are plentiful with the ability to send voice instant messages instead of just typing and push notifications keep users informed of new messages even when the app is running in the background. There’s a searchable chat history too which is always useful for consulting past conversations. Tabbed chat windows also mean that it’s easy to switch between conversations whenever needed. Users can even run imo concurrently alongside being logged in on their desktops/laptops if they so wish.
It’s pretty impressive stuff. Even more so when you consider the price. It’s completely free.
imo instant messenger is available now for all iOS devices.
If there is one thing that the rapid expansion of social networking has left in disarray, it has to be instant messaging services. Using myself as a horrible example of this phenomenon, I have accounts through MSN, AIM, Yahoo, Facebook, Google Talk, and even Skype. To make matters even more confusing, I have have some instances of several different sign-on names per service, as I attempt to segregate work and personal contacts. Simply put, managing my social life has become nothing short of a nightmare.
Now try to wrap your brain around trying to operate a different application for each service that holds your digital identity. Needless to say, something has to give. That is why the new iPad release of IMO Instant Messenger was just what the doctor ordered. Offering the ability to unite all of your messaging accounts and their management under a single application, suddenly makes keeping your life straight a bit more feasible. Take at look at some of the awesome features that they are bragging about:
Use of existing IM account logins, so no need to create a new account
Your IM accounts can be Linked so you can login to all accounts at once
Searchable chat history: search your past conversations on both our website and the app
Flag your buddies as favorites so you can easily find them at the top of your buddy list
Push notifications sent for 72 hours after you close the app
Buddy icons that can optionally be displayed on the buddy list
Links sent by your buddies open in our app instead of Safari
The option to save passwords for quick sign-in without linking accounts
Just to prove that they are not just tooting their own horns, the team over at IMO.im has whipped up a trailer to help fill you in on using the application effectively. Check it out below:
So they have manage to finally create the app that can help keep my life straight, while not breaking the bank in the process. That’s right folks, the software will cost you absolutely nothing! If you have an iPad and an instant messenger account of any variety, this should be an instant download. Don’t worry, we will be in the queue right behind you!
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