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What is the best IM app for the Droid


Android Enthusiast
Dec 9, 2009
New Jersey
What is the best IM app for the Droid? And please dont say ebbudy because that app sucks. I just want an app that can do these basic functions which is have a good UI, be able to send photo's or files, be able to see the profile pic of who you're messeging and be able to change status or profile pic. iPhone/iTouch have billions of apps like this why cant Android have one. Nimbuzz is the closest thing to what I want but it crashes so much and drains the battery.
eBuddy works perfectly fine for me. Best on Android Market imo. Least network disconnections. However, since you don't want this I can recommend Meebo.

However, the problems with Meebo is that it tends to disconnect you from AIM (what I use it for). This disconnect will be ensured by one car ride. However, its up to you. I tried other programs but most do not have the same connection stability as eBuddy.

*Note I keep both of these programs installed. I use Meebo when I'm stationary and just chilling and want to have a long convo with one of my friends. I use eBuddy on the go to receive and do short convos.
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Also try out IM+. That's what I used. Used it exclusively on Windows Mobile for 2 or 3 years. The UI on android isn't quite as mature yet, but it's more than adequate.

I have not needed to upgrade to the pay version. Free version supports yahoo, aol, msn which is all I use.

Edit: sorry just read your whole post. IM+ free version doesn't do some of the stuff you want. I don't see a file transfer or the ability to see profile pics. Perhaps the pay version has it.

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