TouchMyApps » Social Networking http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:08:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Skype for iPad updated with several new features, 30% off Skype gift cards http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/02/04/skype-for-ipad-updated-with-several-new-features/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/02/04/skype-for-ipad-updated-with-several-new-features/#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:38:33 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=71818 Skype for iPad has been updated to version 4.5 and with it, comes several new additions: The app automatically reconnects a dropped call when wifi or 3/4G network reception is poor Add money to your Skype account from within the app to call mobile/landlines worldwide or send SMS (currently only available in US, UK, France, Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.

Features:
Join over 250 million people every month using Skype
- Get started with Skype on your iPad and find your friends in an instant.

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- Enjoy free voice and video calls to anyone else who is on Skype and… Read more]]>

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Skype for iPad has been updated to version 4.5 and with it, comes several new additions:

  • The app automatically reconnects a dropped call when wifi or 3/4G network reception is poor
  • Add money to your Skype account from within the app to call mobile/landlines worldwide or send SMS (currently only available in US, UK, France, Sweden and Estonia)
  • Swipe from left of the screen to open a new sidebar of your recent conversations

And listed under General fixes, the update now corrects the order in which the One-to-one chat appears.

As for purchasing Skype credits directly from your iPad, it may be worth doing it online instead as Skype’s 30% off gift cards is still ongoing. If you’ve read some of my Skype related posts in the past, then you’ll know that I’ve subscribed to their North America plan ($2.99 per month for “unlimited” calling to any number within the US and Canada, or 15% off for the year). Now with the 30% discount on gift cards – which you can use on yourself as well), that’s even more savings if you’re thinking about trying out this great plan. Do note that there’s a limit of 5 vouchers which can be redeemed per promotional campaign, so don’t go buying a bundle of them and expect to be able to redeem them all on your own account.

Skype for iPad Skype Software, Skype for iPad, 16.3 MB – Free

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Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.

Features:
Join over 250 million people every month using Skype
- Get started with Skype on your iPad and find your friends in an instant.

Call friends on Skype
- Enjoy free voice and video calls to anyone else who is on Skype and… Read more]]>
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Skype for iOS updated with support for MSN Messenger http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/28/skype-for-ios-updated-with-support-for-msn-messenger/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/28/skype-for-ios-updated-with-support-for-msn-messenger/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:09:55 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=71058 Earlier in November, Microsoft announced that they will be retiring MSN Messenger in the first quarter of 2013 (except in China), with service for the chat platform to continue in the form of Skype. Earlier today, the Skype app for iPhone and iPad was updated to version 4.2, bringing with it support for MSN Messenger. Now you can sign … Read more]]>

Earlier in November, Microsoft announced that they will be retiring MSN Messenger in the first quarter of 2013 (except in China), with service for the chat platform to continue in the form of Skype. Earlier today, the Skype app for iPhone and iPad was updated to version 4.2, bringing with it support for MSN Messenger. Now you can sign in and merge your existing Microsoft account and chat with your Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts. And if you’re new to Skype, the there’s a new option to create an account right from the app.

Other new features include:

  • Tap and hold on instant messages to edit them.
  • Choose an emoticon while typing an instant message.
  • Animated emoticons for devices with a Retina display.
  • Edit saved phone numbers right from the dial pad.

Just two weeks ago, Skype was optimized for the iPhone 5′s 16:9 display.

This is one of the apps I use most on my iPhone 5 (and Macs); I’ve subscribed to the Unlimited US & Canada plan for $2.99/month (I pre-pay for 12 months for a 15% discount) and this lets me call unlimited to both cellphones and landlines within North America. A great deal if you travel or need to make your fair share of long distance calls to the US/Canada. Of course, Skype-to-Skype calls are always free.

The 4.2 update is now available on the App Store and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Skype Skype Communications, Skype - Free
Skype for iPad Skype Communications, Skype for iPad - Free

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imo chat app updated with new design, group photo sharing and iPhone 5 support http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/14/imo-chat-app-updated-with-new-design-group-photo-sharing-and-iphone-5-support/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/14/imo-chat-app-updated-with-new-design-group-photo-sharing-and-iphone-5-support/#comments Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:11:30 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70779 imo, the all-in-one chat app that has 700,000 daily users and an average of 50 million messages sent per day, has been updated to version 3.3 on iOS. Aside from the support for iPhone 5′s 16:9 screen, imo’s iPhone interface has been completely redesigned to give its users a more streamlined experience. Gone are the bottom taps, which … Read more]]>

imo, the all-in-one chat app that has 700,000 daily users and an average of 50 million messages sent per day, has been updated to version 3.3 on iOS. Aside from the support for iPhone 5′s 16:9 screen, imo’s iPhone interface has been completely redesigned to give its users a more streamlined experience. Gone are the bottom taps, which have been replaced by a left/right swipe gestures that reveal both Profile & Settings (ala Facebook) and accounts for the various services you’ve set up.

Also new is the Group photo sharing feature. This allows users to take photos with imo’s native camera and automatically upload these pictures to their chat groups. Friends and family will then be able to view theses images in real-time. You can also choose whether photos are uploaded over a 3G/4G or Wifi connection, as well as set their resolution (small – 640×640, medium – 1280×1280, large – 2048×2048 and original).

Back in August, imo added voice calling, thus allowing all imo users to call each other for free over 3G/4G and wifi. The great thing about the app is that it supports all the major instant messaging services, like Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype, MSN, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, and Jabber, so you no longer need to have multiple chat apps open at once (or installed for that matter).

As a free app, imo is definitely worth having on your iDevice – provided you have iOS 4.3 or higher installed. Oh yeah, it’s also available on the web.

imo instant messenger imo.im, imo instant messenger - Free

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Free Worldwide Calling on Skype for 1 month ($13.99 value) http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/09/free-worldwide-calling-on-skype-for-1-month-13-99-value/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/09/free-worldwide-calling-on-skype-for-1-month-13-99-value/#comments Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:13:26 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70625 Make more than your share of long distance calls? Well Skype is currently running a promo that gives its existing users free worldwide calls for a month. Basically, it’s the Unlimited World subscription plan ($13.99) you’ll be getting free for 30 days. With it, you’ll get unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles in 7 countries … Read more]]>

Make more than your share of long distance calls? Well Skype is currently running a promo that gives its existing users free worldwide calls for a month. Basically, it’s the Unlimited World subscription plan ($13.99) you’ll be getting free for 30 days. With it, you’ll get unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles in 7 countries (US, Canada, Hong Kong, Guam, Puerto Rico, Singapore and Thailand) and landline calling in 34 countries.

Once you ‘Claim’ your free trial month (you have until Nov 15th to do so), you must cancel within the first 27 days or your payment method will be charged for the subsequent month. The one big caveat is that the deal is only available to current Skype users who have been registered with Skype for more than 29 days. But if you’re already on Skype, this is great way to get some free calls to your friends and family overseas on your iPhone and iPad via the Skype app.

Above is a screenshot of the countries that fall under the Skype Unlimited World plan. Personally, I love using Skype on my Macs and iDevices and I’ve subscribed to the Unlimited US & Canada plan for over 2 years now. For $2.99/month (I pre-pay for 12 months for a 15% discount), I get to call both cellphones and landlines in North America as much as I want, which is even more enticing as I travel to Asia 2-3 times a month and I can call my wife without having to worry about paying exuberant sums on long distance charges.

Speaking of unlimited calls, do note that it falls under Skype’s Fair Usage Policy, meaning that it’s solely for individual use (no telemarketing and the like) and calls longer than 2 hours will automatically be disconnected. For most users, I reckon this shouldn’t be a problem.

Head over to Skype’s Special offer page to activate your free month.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • One month of free unlimited calls, worth $13.99.
  • Calls to mobiles in seven countries, including the USA, Canada and Hong Kong.
  • Unlimited calls to landlines in over 40 countries.
  • Call when you want, day and night, seven days a week.
  • No obligation — try it for a month and cancel at any time.
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imo instant messenger for iOS updated with voice calls http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/08/14/imo-instant-messenger-for-ios-updated-with-voice-calls/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/08/14/imo-instant-messenger-for-ios-updated-with-voice-calls/#comments Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:06:45 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69392 There’s now one more reason to use imo instant messenger on the iPhone. With the latest update, the all-in-one chat app can now make voice calls over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G between imo users. All that’s required is an iDevice running iOS 3.1+ (or Android phone) and some friends who have imo installed. Unlike other popular messaging apps … Read more]]>

There’s now one more reason to use imo instant messenger on the iPhone. With the latest update, the all-in-one chat app can now make voice calls over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G between imo users. All that’s required is an iDevice running iOS 3.1+ (or Android phone) and some friends who have imo installed. Unlike other popular messaging apps on iOS (Whatsapp, Viber), imo lets you connect with friends from existing IM accounts, including Skype, MSN, Google Chat, Facebook, Yahoo and more. Other features include group messaging, voice IMs, persistent push notifications (1 week after app closed) and searchable chat history. One other cool thing is that you can head over to imo.im on your desktop web browser and do pretty much the same thing.  If you haven’t checked out imo yet, it’s completely free well worth the space on your iPhone/iPad.

imo instant messenger imo.im, imo instant messenger - Free

App Description

Talk to your friends on any IM network! imo supports Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype, MSN, ICQ/AIM, Yahoo, Jabber, Hyves, VKontakte, Myspace, and Steam.

Features:
- Use your existing IM accounts
- High quality voice calls
- Group messaging and photo sharing
- Voice IMs turn your iPhone into a walkie-talkie
- Push notifications sent for one week after you close the app
- Concurrent sessions on different devices
- Send pictures and video clips
- Searchable chat history

*WIRED App Guide Editor’s Pick

*2011 Mashable Award for Most Useful Mobile App

*Named Best Instant Messaging Application for iPhone by Lifehacker

*Named an Essential App for iOS by PC World

This app will work anywhere you have network or data access.

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Viber now supports Group Messaging, improved sound quality http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/07/24/viber-now-supports-group-messaging-improved-sound-quality/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/07/24/viber-now-supports-group-messaging-improved-sound-quality/#comments Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:12:02 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69127 Perhaps the most popular (and fastest growing) alternative to Skype, Viber now has 90 million users worldwide and just been updated today to v2.2 for iOS. For the uninitiated, Viber lets its users call and text each other all for free – so long as the app has been installed on their mobile device. With the … Read more]]>

Perhaps the most popular (and fastest growing) alternative to Skype, Viber now has 90 million users worldwide and just been updated today to v2.2 for iOS. For the uninitiated, Viber lets its users call and text each other all for free – so long as the app has been installed on their mobile device. With the most recent update, Viber brings group messaging, along with time stamps to all messages sent/received to masses (something Whatsapp users have gotten accustomed to). More importantly for its VoIP functionality, a new voice engine has been implemented for improved sound quality.

From my brief tests, the calls did sound markedly improved, even if it did seem a bit like it was made from an empty hall. Shaky voice quality was the main reason why I’d previously stopped using the app on a daily basis; maybe the new and improved engine will bring me back as a user full time.

Other new additions include the ability to assign backgrounds to a conversation, see who joined Viber recently via the contacts screen, and the inclusion of photos to contacts lists. If you’re still looking for ways to make free calls on your iPhone to family and friends in another city/country, Viber is certainly worth checking out. And for those of you who already use the app, you can now grab the update via the App Store.

Viber - Free Phone Calls & Text Viber – Free Phone Calls & Text - Free

Description

Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. More than 90 million Viber users call, text, and send photos worldwide – for free.
Viber is available for iPhone® and other smartphones. We are always introducing new features, platforms and possibilities.
Viber is completely free with no advertising and we value your privacy.

New in Viber 2.2: you can now send free messages between groups of friends. Share photos, links and invite more friends to join.

***WHY VIBER?***

* Best Sound Quality
* 100% Free (*)
* Simple to Use
* Always On
* Ad Free

What’s New in Version 2.2.0

- Group Messaging: you can now send free messages to groups of friends.
- Assign a custom background to conversation.
- Photos were added to the Contacts list
- New voice engine and Improved sound quality.
- Added time stamp for each message.
- See who joined Viber lately when viewing the Contacts screen.

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Twitter app update: Expanded Tweets, improved notifications and more http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/07/10/twitter-app-update-expanded-tweets-improved-notifications-and-more/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/07/10/twitter-app-update-expanded-tweets-improved-notifications-and-more/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:11:48 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=68968 Twitter for iOS was updated earlier this afternoon and users will undoubtedly welcome the new additions. Twitter’s expanded tweets feature, which you’ve likely experienced already online (and on the mobile site) has made its way onto the iPhone and iPad (this is being rolled out gradually, so it’s possible that tweets don’t expand for you just … Read more]]>

Twitter for iOS was updated earlier this afternoon and users will undoubtedly welcome the new additions. Twitter’s expanded tweets feature, which you’ve likely experienced already online (and on the mobile site) has made its way onto the iPhone and iPad (this is being rolled out gradually, so it’s possible that tweets don’t expand for you just yet). For those not familiar, users expanding tweets to partner sites (NYT, WSJ, TIME etc) will see content previews, view images and even be able to play videos right then without leaving the page. One example of this is if you tap on that Kickstarter tweet on your iPhone, you’ll be able watch the project video directly from the Tweet details view in the app.

The other signification new feature is the ability to set push notifications for specific people/companies you follow. So the moment they send out a tweet/retweet, you’ll immediately be notified via an alert or banner right on your iDevice. To set this up, head over to the “Me” tab in the newly updated Twitter app, tap on Settings, and then Notifications. Under Tweets, turn Tweets to On. Now whenever you visit the profile page of whoever it is you’re following, tap on the action button (next to Follow/Following button) and you’ll see the option to turn on notifications. Once set up, you can always head back into Me–>Settings–>Notifications–Tweets to tweak who you receive notifications from. This is especially handy during special events (say Apple Keynotes) and you wish to receive the latest play-by-play tweets from several of your favorite tech blogs.

The 4.3 update to the universal (and free) Twitter app is now available to download from the App Store. Check out the full changelog below.

Twitter Twitter, Twitter - Free

What’s New in Version 4.3

Twitter for iPhone 4.3
- Expanded Tweets: when you view Tweet details containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more [please note: this feature is rolling out gradually] - Enhanced experience around selected events with the best Tweets and photos from those involved
- Push notifications for Tweets: choose to receive notifications from people you follow anytime they tweet or retweet
- Ambient notifications: enables you to see brief non-interruptive notifications in the status bar while you are using the app
- Improvements to search autocomplete for users
- Discover: now indicates when new stories are available for you to view
- Tappable avatars that take you directly to user profiles
- Performance improvements
- Support for password entry in app when experiencing authentication issues
- Hungarian language support
- Updated with new Twitter bird
- Many other tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes

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bitly introduces bitmarks, new web interface and iPhone app http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/05/29/bitly-introduces-bitmarks-new-web-interface-and-iphone-app/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/05/29/bitly-introduces-bitmarks-new-web-interface-and-iphone-app/#comments Tue, 29 May 2012 19:52:21 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=68336 bitly, one of the most popular link shortening services on the web (25 billion links have been saved since 2008) has not only radically redesigned its web interface, but also introduced some new features that aims at better organizing your URLs. Links are now known as “bitmarks” (think of them as bookmarks for anything interesting … Read more]]>

bitly, one of the most popular link shortening services on the web (25 billion links have been saved since 2008) has not only radically redesigned its web interface, but also introduced some new features that aims at better organizing your URLs. Links are now known as “bitmarks” (think of them as bookmarks for anything interesting you come across on the web) and “bundles”, which are essentially folders which you can assign bitmarks to. They can then be made either private or public, and easily shared with friends and family. Coinciding with the changes, the bitly iPhone app was released today, making it more convenient to keep all those saved links close at hand when on-the-go. With the ability to read your bitmarks offline, bitly can now be used as a read it later tool as well, much like Pocket or Instapaper. bitly for the iPhone is a free download and available now on the App Store.

bitly bit.ly Inc., bitly - Free

Description

The bitly app allows you to do more with your links while on the go. Save, search, view and share anything from the web.

FEATURES
- Save shortened links as easy-to-share bitmarks
- Quickly search your bitmarks
- Instantly view your saved pages anywhere, anytime with offline reader mode
- Choose whether each bitmark is private or appears on your public profile
- Share to Twitter, Facebook or email in one step
- Add bitmarks to your bundles
- See how many people have viewed your bitmarks
- Sign up for an account using Facebook or Twitter

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Apple releases Messages beta for Mac OS X Lion http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/16/apple-releases-messages-beta-for-mac-os-x-lion/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/16/apple-releases-messages-beta-for-mac-os-x-lion/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:04:59 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=66452 One of the most popular features found in iOS 5 – iMessage – will be coming to a Mac near you, thanks to the upcoming and next major release of Mac Os: Mountain Lion. In fact, the beta version of Messages for Mac was released earlier today, so current Lion users can get a taste … Read more]]>

One of the most popular features found in iOS 5 – iMessage – will be coming to a Mac near you, thanks to the upcoming and next major release of Mac Os: Mountain Lion. In fact, the beta version of Messages for Mac was released earlier today, so current Lion users can get a taste of sending messages to other iDevices right from their Macs. Here’s what you can expect from the highly anticipated chat app:

  • Send unlimited iMessages to any Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.*
  • Start an iMessage conversation on your Mac and continue it on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
  • Send photos, videos, attachments, contacts, locations, and more.
  • Launch a FaceTime video call and bring the conversation face-to-face.
  • Messages supports iMessage, AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and Jabber accounts.

Upon installing Messages, it’ll replace iChat on your Mac, though iChat services will continue to work. You can download the (free) Messages beta app directly from Apple.

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Vonage releases Vonage Mobile App, calls to US and Canada now free for limited time http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/08/vonage-releases-vonage-mobile-app-calls-to-us-and-canada-now-free-for-limited-time/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/08/vonage-releases-vonage-mobile-app-calls-to-us-and-canada-now-free-for-limited-time/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 20:01:39 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=66316 Vonage, one of the largest VOIP providers in the industry, has released Vonage Mobile, an app that intends with go toe-to-toe with Skype. Like Skype, Vonage Mobile lets users talk and text for free with anyone else who has the app installed, and international calling rates are dirt cheap. In fact, Vonage claims that overseas rates … Read more]]>

Vonage, one of the largest VOIP providers in the industry, has released Vonage Mobile, an app that intends with go toe-to-toe with Skype. Like Skype, Vonage Mobile lets users talk and text for free with anyone else who has the app installed, and international calling rates are dirt cheap. In fact, Vonage claims that overseas rates are 30% cheaper than Skype (Based on per-minute rates to the top 50 countries called) and 70% less than major mobile carriers. Conveniently, credits are topped up with your iTunes account. Additionally, even if you’re not a current Vonage home/business customer, you can still place calls to any Vonage number at no cost.

Best of all, for a limited time, Vonage Mobile users can now call the US, Canada or Puerto Rico from anywhere in the world for Free (limit of 3,000 minutes/month). This promotion alone is worth downloading the app just to test out the voice quality over Wifi, 3G and 4G data networks. Check out the video below highlighting the benefits of using Vonage Mobile over Skype.

Vonage Mobile - Free International Calls & Texts Vonage, Vonage Mobile – Free International Calls & Texts, – Free

Description

Talk and Text for FREE, Worldwide.

Vonage Mobile® is a free downloadable app that lets you talk and text worldwide for FREE with anyone else who has the app* (also available on Android™).

App-to-App calls are made using high-definition audio which provides dramatically better voice quality than traditional cell phone calls. The app works over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G data networks worldwide.

In addition, when calling those who don’t have the app, you get ultra low-cost international calling with per-minute rates that are on average 70% less than major mobile carriers and 30% less than Skype™ **. Add calling credit directly from your iTunes® account.

Use your existing phone number and address book to show who already has the Vonage Mobile app and invite those who don’t. The more people you get to download the app, the more you can call and text for free.

You do NOT need to be a Vonage phone service customer to use the app. However, as an added benefit to all app users, calls to any Vonage number are also free.

Vonage Mobile combines the best of free voice and message services with exceptional high-definition audio, along with incredible value for traditional international calling, all while using your existing mobile phone number and address book, providing a better experience than competitive apps.

PLUS calls to any phone in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico from anywhere in the world will be free for a limited time.***

* Data rates may apply.
** Based on per-minute rates to the top 50 countries called. Comparison reflects published rates of leading mobile carriers in markets representing the majority of iPhone and Android users.
*** Limited time free calling offer to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico is for personal, non-commercial calling and excludes calls to certain geographic locations, premium and special services numbers, satellite telephony services and other call forwarding services. Not to exceed 3000 minutes per month.

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Samsung releases ChatON for the iPhone http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/01/09/samsung-releases-chaton-for-the-iphone/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/01/09/samsung-releases-chaton-for-the-iphone/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:49:28 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=63886 Samsung has released ChatOn for the iPhone, a messaging app aimed to compete with the likes of iMessage and WhatsApp (TMA Review). First released for Android phones several months ago, this multiplatform chat client supports group chat and more. ChatON brings together all of these methods of communication, expression, and sharing in one place. 1) ChatON … Read more]]>

Samsung has released ChatOn for the iPhone, a messaging app aimed to compete with the likes of iMessage and WhatsApp (TMA Review). First released for Android phones several months ago, this multiplatform chat client supports group chat and more.

ChatON brings together all of these methods of communication, expression, and sharing in one place.
1) ChatON supports multi platforms and devices. Users can chat freely through ChatON.
- Currently, ChatON supports iOS, Android, Bada, Samsung Feature and will support Blackberry, Window mobile, web soon.
2) 1:1 Chat, Group Chat, Broadcast, Drawing Message, Picture, Video, Voice, Location, Contact, Calendar.
3) Using ChatON, create your own unique drawing message by hand drawing etc.
4) ChatON provides group management feature for easy group chat
5) ChatON provides Interaction rank which informs you how often you chat with your buddies.
6) For every chat room, you can easily see all sent images and videos in a Trunk.

If you feel there’s room for yet another chat app on your iPhone, ChatON is free to download and reviews on iTunes have generally been favorable. Check out the video demo after the break.

ChatON Samsung, ChatON, – Free

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IM+ Pro now on sale for $0.99 http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/01/03/im-pro-now-on-sale-for-0-99/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/01/03/im-pro-now-on-sale-for-0-99/#comments Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:02:06 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=63661 IM+ Pro, one of the best instant messaging apps on the iDevice, is now on sale for $0.99 – down from its regular price of $9.99. This IM supports nearly all the major chat platforms, including MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, AIM and more. In addition, a recent update introduced Beep, a free alternative to SMS and MMS … Read more]]>

IM+ Pro, one of the best instant messaging apps on the iDevice, is now on sale for $0.99 – down from its regular price of $9.99. This IM supports nearly all the major chat platforms, including MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, AIM and more. In addition, a recent update introduced Beep, a free alternative to SMS and MMS that lets you chat with contacts from your phone’s Address Book (similar to WhatsApp).

Introducing Beep: free mobile-to-mobile in-app messenger.
We figured you’ve been looking for a free alternative to SMS for a while now. And now we’ve got that right in IM+. Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and other mobile devices that your friends use IM+ on: Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
Whenever you send and receive text messages, photos, video or voice messages, IM+ Beep will make sure that your message was successfully sent and notify you when it is safely delivered. Push will make incoming messages instantly pop up on your device.

And for all you Angry Birds fans, SHAPE Services even teamed up with Rovio to bring you an interactive Angry Birds theme (just think occasional flying birds and pigs in the background). If you’re after an All-in-One IM app for your iPhone/iPad, this is a fantastic deal at only a buck.

IM+ Pro SHAPE Services, IM+ Pro, – $0.99

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Chat on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ, MSN and more. Beep in-app push messenger, free alternative to SMS. IM+ features group chats, Neighbors geo-social network, message history, multimedia sending and much more.
Introducing Beep: free mobile-to-mobile in-app messenger.
We figured you’ve been looking for a free alternative to SMS for a while now. And now we’ve got that right in IM+. Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and other mobile devices that your friends use IM+ on: Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
Whenever you send and receive text messages, photos, video or voice messages, IM+ Beep will make sure that your message was successfully sent and notify you when it is safely delivered. Push will make incoming messages instantly pop up on your device.
IM+ Pro supports all major IM services, including Facebook, Skype, MSN/Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace, Jabber, VKontakte, Yandex IM and Mail.Ru Agent. We thought you might want to check up on Twitter while messaging, so we added support for it, too.

We love Angry Birds as much as you do, and in cooperation with Rovio we introduce Angry Birds to IM+. With our new free interactive Angry Birds theme, stay in touch with your favorite birds when chatting!*

NEIGHBORS offer a totally new dimension of communication in IM+ Pro by providing you the opportunity to find new real life connections and friends with common interests in your local area. See who’s your Neighbor on the map, dive into local group conversations, “shout” to ask your neighbors questions that are important for you. It’s all about your local community!

Below you find the list of other features which will take your mobile IM experience to the next level:
- Universal iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad app
- Send text messages, photos, videos, and voice notes
- Group chats in Beep, Skype, MSN, AIM, ICQ and Neighbors
- Chat history, accessible in IM+ on your device and from any web browser at https://plus.im
- Multiple accounts per service
- Push notifications about new messages in your GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, and AOL e-mail inbox
- Create personal and geo status messages
- Customize your IM+ look and feel with themes, backgrounds, custom sound notifications and different sets of emoticons, including emoji and animated smileys
- Typing notifications
- Built-in browser
…and we’re not done yet, new IM+ features will keep coming!

*Angry Birds theme was created in cooperation with Rovio, “Angry Birds” game developer.

Follow @implus on Twitter and Like www.facebook.com/plusim to get the latest updates from IM+ team!

This product uses Skype™ but is not endorsed or certified by Skype.

TRADEMARKS:
IM+® is a registered trademark of SHAPE Services GmbH.
AIM® is a registered trademark of AOL LLC.
ICQ® is a trademark owned by ICQ.
Yahoo!® is a registered trademark of Yahoo Inc.
MSN®, Windows Live™ are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Jabber® is a registered trademark of Jabber Inc.
Google™ Talk is a trademark of Google Inc.
MySpace.com™ is a trademark of MySpace Inc.
Facebook® is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.
Skype™ is a trademark of Skype Technologies S.A.

What’s New in Version 6.0

Beep, in-app push messenger: merge your Address Book with instant messaging and save on SMS!
Share what’s on your mind with your local community: Neighbors now support Shouts.
Take you passion for Angry Birds into instant messaging: IM+ now comes with Angry Birds theme.
We also added support for “Invisible” status in Google Talk, tweaked IM+ performance and refined the interface.

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