Instant messaging is one of the primary ways we communicate in the modern world, and that goes for both friends and in business. IMO Instant Messenger for iPad is neat because it pulls in all the major Instant Messenger services enabling you to access all you chat friend lists in one place. Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Skype Chat, Google Talk, AIM/ICQ and jabber are all supported as are MySpace IM and Facebook Connect. Both the app and the service are completely free. Simply download the app to your iPad, launch the client and you’ll see buttons for the eight supported chat clients. Click the one you want, log in with your usual user name and password and you’re away.
Instant Messenger for iPad – IMO For iPad
Access All Your Instant Messaging Clients And Friends List in One Place
If you use several accounts IMO enables you to link them together so when you sign into one you sign into all of them. You won’t have to enter multiple user-names and passwords. All you need to do is log into the accounts you want to link simultaneously then they can be linked with the click of a button. You can set favorite friends by giving them a star so they appear on a special favorites list. In addition IMO enables you to voice and video chat with any of your friends whether or not the chat client they’re using has these functions built into it.
It has all the usual functionality you’d expect from a chat client including the ability to block people, appear offline and so on. The really good thing is it means you don’t have to have multiple apps cluttering up your iPad and it avoids any confusion that might naturally arise from having multiple friends’ lists running simultaneously on various different apps. Particularly handy is the option to sync up with Facebook chat which has always been rather clunky and bothersome to use.
If you only download one instant messaging app for your iPad, make it this one. After all it covers all the chat apps in one fell swoop. Even better though is the fact that it adds extra functionality and being able to link your accounts and friends lists together just makes life an awful lot easier. Obviously you’ll need to have a working internet connection wherever you are or it won’t work but if you didn’t know that then instant messaging is probably a step too far for you anyway.
The long and short is download it – it’s free – and give it a try. You’ll soon see why it’s becoming the chat app of choice for so many iPad users.