Top 5 Mobile IM Applications – Based on Poll
The top most web applications used these days are Twitter and Facebook. But there are other applications like instant messaging applications or simply IMs, which are commonly used by most of the people. With the advent of mobile world, these IM applications have become portable applications on the smart phones. Many people use IM applications for chatting with friends, relatives, office employees etc. Recently LifeHacker made a poll on to see what are the best mobile instant messaging applications. Here is the list of those top 5 mobile IM applications.
As you can see in the above poll, Meebo is being polled as the best mobile IM application. The others are Google Talk, Trillian, Beejive, Blackberry. Let’s take a look at all the top 5 mobile IM applications.
1. Meebo: (Android/Blackberry/iOS/Web-based/Free)
Meebo is the top most mobile IM application used according to the poll. It sports top features like landscape mode so that you can see message alerts just like text messages. The killer feature is the cross-platform synchronization. Popular to obsolete messaging IMs work on Meebo, including Yahoo!, AIM, Windows Live Messenger, etc. It is a free application.
2. Google Talk IM: ((Android/Blackberry/iOS/Web-based/Free)
Google Talk app is easy app to use and talk with other Google Talk users. It is available as a standalone app for Android and Blackberry, while as a web app for iOS. The stand-alone version sports custom notifications and multiple chat windows. The interoperability with XMPP services is one of the Google Talk mission, while it can’t support varied IM servers, like the rest of the pack.
3.. Trillian (Android/Blackberry/iOS/ $4.99)
Trillian is a very good mobile instant messaging application which supports WLM, Yahoo!, Facebook Chat, and Google Talk IM networks. Though the Android beta version is free, it costs a few dollars for Android and Blackberry models. It is a cross-platform IM app and is simple to synchronize across various devices from desktop to smartphone.
4. Beejive (Android/Blackberry/iOS/ $9.99)
It has a clean interface and custom grouping of contacts across networks. There are significant features attached on supported phones like transferring files, insert your GPS locations in the chat message, and set up custom alert profiles. It supports AIM, MobileMe, WLM, Yahoo!, Facebook chat, MySpace chat and many more.
5. BlackBerry Messenger (BlackBerry/ Free).
As the name sounds, this app only works on other BlackBerry devices. You can send messages of unlimited length. You can share media like photos and videos with unlimited contacts. Create a group of contacts and mail them at once. It is a free application.