The popular cross platform instant messaging app IM+ from Shape Services has received a nice update today bringing some welcomed new features. I’m a big fan of the app, having used it on iOS, BlackBerry and Android over the last couple of years. With a host of integrated services, such as Skype, Gtalk and Facebook just to name a few, SMS may well be a thing of the past. IM+ also includes Beep, a free mobile to mobile in-app messenger. If you want to manage all your instant messaging clients in once place then IM+ gets my vote.
If you haven’t tried IM+ before now may be a good time to do so.
New to version 6.3 are the following features:
- Significantly improved battery life.
- Message Queue: Outgoing messages are queued is network not available and will be sent upon reconnection.
- New IM services: mig33, SINA Wiebo, Mamba.Ru and Fetion.
- Option to set master password: App can not be launched without password being entered.
- Contact list can now be grouped by accounts
- Preview to links for images and video in chat window.
- Option to expand/collapse chat groups in charts tab.
- Option to import accounts and settings from IM+ to IM+ Pro.
- Option to disable system notifications for AOL and AIM IM service.