App Review: IM+ All-In-One Messenger by Shape Services

by Rob   on August 21, 2009
Filed under Daily App Reviews, Lifestyle, Utility

implus23 100x150 App Review: IM+ All In One Messenger by Shape ServicesIM+ All-In-One Messenger by Shape Services is likely the best IM client for the iPhone that’s in the app store.  First launched back in November, IM+ has lead the pack with features and integration into pretty much every IM protocol out there including Twitter and Skype.  Bringing all these services into a single app, with push notifications is awesome.  The latest update also added Twitter DM messages into the mix as well.

I’ve been using IM+ for a while now and while it is the most expensive messaging app that I could find, there’s a pretty good reason for it.  IM+, along with integration to all of the popular protocols, is a very polished and complete app. The following features are included:

- The widest support of IM networks including Twitter and Skype chat
- Apple Push notifications for all supported networks. Stay online even when IM+ is closed
- Twitter: View friends’ timeline, favorites, direct messages and replies
- Send voice messages as MP3 files – yes, playable back on any Mac, PC or mobile
- Send photos
- Send video on iPhone 3G S
- Send Geo-location
- Use custom status messages including Geo-status
- Use cool wallpapers from your Photo library or from IM+ in your chat windows
- Full emoticons support
- Avatar support
- Embedded browser
- Multi-lingual support. Chat in any language supported by your iPhone/iPod Touch
- Landscape mode convenient typing

The only drawback that I can find or think or with IM+ is the steep price.  Shape Services have been experimenting with pricing (we’ve seen the app between $0.99 and $9.99) over the months.  The current price is $9.99 so it is possible to wait and get it cheaper.  However, if you’re looking to the ultimate in iPhone chat clients then this is it. No matter what you pay for it, if you use IM a lot then you will get your money’s worth out of this app.

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4 Responses to “App Review: IM+ All-In-One Messenger by Shape Services”
  1. iquanyin says:

    i tweeted you, but since i’m here: unable to sign up, in either chrome or safari (leopard os x). and where exactly are the promo codes? a header for that section or a link within the reviews would be helpful.

  2. iquanyin says:

    oops, meant for site in tweet right above yours!! (nice blog, btw)

  3. Sascha says:

    BeejiveIM is better. This review is biased, too!

  4. houch80 says:

    Warning about shape services: if you expect any support from thier apps, think again. I have sent them 5 emails in the last month for a simple question after purchasing one of thier applications and I still have not received a response.


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