Universal App Review: IM+ Pro

IM+ Pro
Universal (iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad)
Version: 2.8
Tested on: iPad 2 (iOS 4.3.2)
Rating: 4 of 5
Reviewer: Evan
IM+ Pro - SHAPE Services

IM+ Pro is a great app by SHAPE Services that is, in my personal opinion, one of the best app for in its area. Instead of having multiple tabs opened with various IM accounts, you can bundle them together in a single app and have a better experience. With IM+ Pro, you can access your GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, Skype, AIM, Facebook, Myspace accounts, and plenty more. You can also send voice messages and pictures easily. The app will also send you notifications on new messages while it's running in the background and let you know who goes online and offline.

If you decide to get this full version, you will have to pay for up to $9.99. Is it worth it? Yes, I think the full version is worth it without the inclusion of ads. Although, I think they should give us the speech recognition feature without asking us to commit in the monthly in-app purchase. You can opt to start with the free version and see if you like it enough to upgrade.

This app also has advanced options which allow you to customize the app according to your preferences. For example, you can change your avatar to any photos from your library. One of my favorite features is the ability to have the app notifying you (even when the app is running in the background) when a contact you selected is online. This way, you don't have to check whether your friends are online every 5 minutes and let your device does all the work.

Check out my previous review here.

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