TUCOWS ARTICLE

SmartPhone Software - IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger

Want to user your favorite IM program on your smartphone? Read this review of IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger.
Published: Aug 27, 2006
Author: Michael E, Callahan

IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder


Note: Since by definition "smartphones" are phones that are alsoPDA's, the software reviewed here should work with personal digitalassistants that are not "smartphones". Check the operating systembecause we'll be reviewing software for both Pocket PC and Palm devices.-- Editor

IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger is the way to keep in touchwith contacts in real time from your "smartphone." The really nice thingis that it supports a wide range of instant messenger programs includingYahoo, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber. That means you don't haveto have a different account on your phone than you do on your PC, youcan use the same one. You can chit-chat with friends who are on theirphones too or who are on their PC. Ahh, but that's not all. You can betalking to different people on different networks at the same time. So,talk to one friend on Yahoo and another on ICQ. Slick!

IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger is both easy-to-use andintuitive. It's also loaded with lots of great features that make if funto use. For example, you can group your contacts in a variety of waysincluding alphabetically, by service, by status, or by group. Theprogram keeps a history of messages so you can look back and find outexactly what someone said.

IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger includes support for proxies,making it easy to connect through a wireless connection. The programalso has a "Today" screen plug-in that you can turn off or on that showsyou how many messages you have, who's on, and more. At the same time youcan also set your status, letting others know you're away or busy. Thisis such an impressive program that it's not only one of my Picks, butit's also a Dr. File Finder Favorite andin 25 years there haven't been that many of those. So, if you'd like toIM with friends and associates from your "smartphone", this is theprogram you need to use. Well done, I recommend it!

  • IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger
  • Version: 4.21
  • System Requirements: Pocket PC 2002, Windows Mobile 2003, or Windows Mobile 5.0 device
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About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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